Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Glen Cove, Vallejo, CA
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Re: Going to need to re powersomeday..
Not entirely 100% sure what the issues are...could be a couple of things. It could be an injector pump issue. It could need new seals. As of right now, I'm pretty sure it's only running off of one cylinder. I had it in SF for two weeks before I moved it further inland. It's now closer to my house and as soon as it stops being absolutely freaking cold here, I'm going to dive into the engine and troubleshoot it some more.
The reason I am even considering a repower is because Volvo parts are expensive. Ridiculously expensive. I was thinking it was an injector problem so I pulled them and had them serviced. Just in case they were completely bad, I looked at replacing them an just one injector was $600. Not cheap. If I have a bad injector pump, that's not going to be cheap. So I figured I would look into other engines/alternatives because rebuilding my MD7A could cost me just as much as purchasing a new/rebuilt motor, if not more. Just keeping my options open.
As for right now, I have my little outboard which will get me in and out of the marina just fine. But in a couple of years when I'm coastal cruising down to Mexico, my little outboard just won't cut it...