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1967 Volvo Penta?

Hi guys, I just picked up a 32ft grampian triangle ketch. It has a volvo diesel in it that hasn't been run in a few years.

I don't know too much about diesel's in the first place so I was wondering if anyone had some advice for getting it back up and running.
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Re: 1967 Volvo Penta?

Model? MD6 and MD7 shop manuals and operators manuals can be found online. I can only suggest basic things that you probably already know. Replace anything replaceable. Drain all fluids and replace with new. This especially includes the fuel. Stuff can grow in diesel and diesels are finicky about fuel. Make sure the tank is clean and the fuel is fresh. The fuel system will need to be primed to remove air after filters replaced and fuel replaced. Other than that, details of engine and symptoms will probably be required to get better responses from the experts.

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Re: 1967 Volvo Penta?

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Hi guys, I just picked up a 32ft grampian triangle ketch. It has a volvo diesel in it that hasn't been run in a few years.

I don't know too much about diesel's in the first place so I was wondering if anyone had some advice for getting it back up and running.
Check the oil if it looks like oil and not dirty milk even if it is black then

Crank it up. If it starts change the oil and filter while it is hot.

If it does not start bleed it and try again.

If anyone tries to tell you to get the injectors and pump serviced before you start it IGNORE THEM.

Diesels are tough animals [ mostly ] I have started quite a number that have been untouched for years.

If the oil looks like milk then change it before attemting to start. This is a sign of water in the oil and indicates problems like flooding.
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Re: 1967 Volvo Penta?

I did check the oil, and it looks good, black as hell, but no water marks. I changed the belts as well. Just waiting on the batteries to finish charging
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Re: 1967 Volvo Penta?

I've recently purchased a Tanzer 28 as a project boat and the deisel has not been started in approx. 4 years. She has a single cyl. volvo penta. I have been basically told the same thing. Hopefully next week I will drain the old fuel out, add fresh fuel, bleed the system and try to fire her up. I have turned her over briefly with the starter. Good luck with yours and keep use updated.
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Re: 1967 Volvo Penta?

Open the compression release & try to turn the motor over by hand very slowly. Use the manaul crank or a socket @ the fly wheel. Be very careful, you are not trying to start the motor, you just want to see if it'll turn & go thru a compresion cycle. Be sure the fuel feed cut off is pulled in the out position before attempting this & pay attention to where your body parts are.

If the motor turn over, take the air cleaner off, spray WD40 in the intake, close the compression release, open the fuel & hit the switch.
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Re: 1967 Volvo Penta?

Better to spray in the WD40 with the engine turning over at max speed on the starter.

Using it before cranking has serious risks if a backfire occurs.
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Re: 1967 Volvo Penta?

Whoa! Easy there guys! don't be so quick to spray "starting aids" into the engine. That should be a last resort because they can be very hard on the engine!

If the engine has compression and fuel, it should start without spraying anything into the air intake!
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Whoa! Easy there guys! don't be so quick to spray "starting aids" into the engine. That should be a last resort because they can be very hard on the engine!

If the engine has compression and fuel, it should start without spraying anything into the air intake!
I'm not suggesting spraying WD40 as a starting aid, only a lubricating aid.
The motor hasn't been turned over for four years.
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Re: 1967 Volvo Penta?

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Hi guys, I just picked up a 32ft grampian triangle ketch. It has a volvo diesel in it that hasn't been run in a few years.

I don't know too much about diesel's in the first place so I was wondering if anyone had some advice for getting it back up and running.
See if there is a manual for your engine here, that you can download.
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