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« on: Tue 15 April, 2008 - 03:39 pm »

ok... Serious question...

re. boat engine..


I have a 106 hp Volvo diesel motor in my boat, attached to a volvo 270T leg.
Recently, my starter has been getting water in it, and last week gave up the ghost completely.
This was caused through water ingress into the bell housing, obviously via the sternleg.
There doesnt appear to be any cooling lines going into the leg, and I can't see why there would be.     eek
I am not losing fresh water, so it's not a frost plug or anything like that.
Any of you guys had any experience with these things, I have never had one apart before and I'm unwilling to take the leg off if it's not necessary..
Any suggestions would be cool.        

Thanks heaps.




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« Reply #1 on: Tue 15 April, 2008 - 04:09 pm »

sorry, can't help ya there. But what do ya reakon about this......
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« Reply #2 on: Tue 15 April, 2008 - 04:23 pm »

I reckon it looks f**kin cool!!!   
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« Reply #3 on: Tue 15 April, 2008 - 09:11 pm »

a bit beyond my experience

have you tried here?
http://www.volvo.com/volvopenta/australia/en-au/marine_leisure_engines/parts_service/publication_search/publication_search.htm
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« Reply #4 on: Tue 15 April, 2008 - 10:18 pm »

sorry, can't help ya there. But what do ya reakon about this......

CM thinks its ugly and you need one of these:

http://amf.co.nz/index.php?option=com_zoom&Itemid=19&page=view&catid=21&PageNo=1&key=1&hit=1

 
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« Reply #5 on: Wed 16 April, 2008 - 10:04 am »


Im not an  huge fan of Aluminium boats, they  definately have their place, light, and economical etc, but there is no compromise for weight in a good sea boat.  It's hard to get a tinnie that doesn't beat you up in a big sea.
My pick  in a tin boat would probably be a Scorpion, they seem to be a bit heavier built, and have more freeboard etc.
I guess it depends on what you  are going to use it for.. That Senator looks like a good stable boat & it looks like it has s**tloads of room on it too.
(If money wasnt an issue, I would buy a Rayglass or a haines)   







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« Reply #6 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 12:08 pm »

ok... Serious question...

re. boat engine..


I have a 106 hp Volvo diesel motor in my boat, attached to a volvo 270T leg.
Recently, my starter has been getting water in it, and last week gave up the ghost completely.
This was caused through water ingress into the bell housing, obviously via the sternleg.
There doesnt appear to be any cooling lines going into the leg, and I can't see why there would be.     eek
I am not losing fresh water, so it's not a frost plug or anything like that.
Any of you guys had any experience with these things, I have never had one apart before and I'm unwilling to take the leg off if it's not necessary..
Any suggestions would be cool.        

Thanks heaps.








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« Reply #7 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 12:19 pm »

how about taking it to a boat mechanic?
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« Reply #8 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 12:45 pm »

how about taking it to a boat mechanic?


I would but.........  I am currently fiscally disadvantaged somewhat...
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« Reply #9 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 01:05 pm »

leg most likley has to come off and the gasket have to be replaced....
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« Reply #10 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 01:05 pm »

bugger!

ummm...in that case what have you got to lose by taking the thing to pieces? if you havn't done it before i recommend taking pictures as you go. that way it'll help if you ge stuck putting it back together.
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« Reply #11 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 01:08 pm »

and try to find a picture / diagram of it (the engine etc) on the net... helps heaps too
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« Reply #12 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 01:12 pm »

http://www.sterndrive.info/id131.html
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« Reply #13 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 01:24 pm »

here it is: http://www.marinepartsexpress.com/vp_sch_fs.html
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« Reply #14 on: Thu 17 April, 2008 - 04:03 pm »

Thanks heaps for that. 

I'm capable of doing the work, I just didnt want to go pulling the thing to bits if there was a way to avoid it. It looks like I know what I'm doing this weekend.

Cheers.
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« Reply #15 on: Mon 21 April, 2008 - 11:24 am »

Well I took the leg off yesterday. Just as well I did. The top boot had a split in it and allowed water in around the driveshaft, the universals are very rusty, they're free enough but the needle rollers are full of sea water.
The top oil seal in the gear housing is worn and some salt water has been getting into the gear box. The front seal where the driveshaft enters the transom is also worn and this is what is causing water in the bell housing..
Apart from that, there's not much wrong, all minor stuff that could have turned into major stuff if it had been left.
Looking for aftermarket stuff as genuine Volvo Penta parts are an arm and a leg.
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« Reply #16 on: Mon 21 April, 2008 - 11:53 am »


Looking for aftermarket stuff as genuine Volvo Penta parts are an arm and a leg.

If it were me,I'd go genuine. You won't appreciate the savings if a cheap bearing s**ts itself while you are offshore.
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« Reply #17 on: Tue 22 April, 2008 - 10:42 pm »

well done red 

now ....how does it go back together ?? 
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« Reply #18 on: Wed 23 April, 2008 - 01:28 pm »


Looking for aftermarket stuff as genuine Volvo Penta parts are an arm and a leg.

If it were me,I'd go genuine. You won't appreciate the savings if a cheap bearing s**ts itself while you are offshore.

I've found that most aftermarket parts are of a good standard, I wouldnt put Taiwanese stuff in it, but don't have a problem in general with aftermarket.

well done red 

now ....how does it go back together ?? 

Um... I think so... 

Actually, it wasnt quite as bad as I had expected once I got into it.
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« Reply #19 on: Thu 15 May, 2008 - 04:12 pm »

Ftroop!!

Did you get that boat? 
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