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Re: Performing compression test on Penta
I am also a firm believer in doing vinegar flushes of my raw water cooled Atomic 4 engine.
Hopefully your Penta is in good internal shape. A big problem with Volvo engines seems to be parts availability and prices for same.
If you are not married to the idea of having a diesel engine (probably best for the type of cruising you are contemplating) you could consider re-powering with a working Atomic 4. Older but working A4's seem to sell for around $1K. It is also a gasoline engine which many consider anathema.
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