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post #4 of Old 10-22-2012
Capt Len
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Re: Volvo Problems

Assume it's raw water cooled and been running hot since you first noticed the steam. One cause could have been salt buildup at the mixing elbow or thruout the engine by now. Another cause could be a cracked cylinder ,head or head gasket .Before you rip it all out, make sure of good water supply in to pump no possibility of air lock and no stoppage from there to engine and out to exhaust. and exhaust is unimpeded .Good luck in the preliminary trouble shoot.
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