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post #4 of Old 03-20-2012
Courtney the Dancer
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Re: diesel stop solenoid

Oh man, I didn't need to hear this. I have an MD31A too, now I have to worry about mine going out and facing the BCTV (big check to Volvo). Unfortunately I would have to guess that there isn't a cheap alternative to the factory solenoid. I'll have to check mine but it seems like the solenoid is energized to run so you may be able to hook up some kind of manual cable like was suggested above to operate the engine (I'm a strong believer that all marine diesels should be able to run with no electric power) . I'll try to check it out tomorrow. Maybe someone else has done the manual conversion and will pipe in here.

SV Laurie Anne

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