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ifreilich 04-25-2009 10:48 PM

Volvo MD7A Missing reverse gear dipstick
I have a 1978 Albin Vega powered by a Volvo MD7A. I removed the reverse gear oil filler bolt to find No dipstick! Has anyone else had this experience?
Could the dipstick have slipped down into the transmission?


St Anna 04-26-2009 12:58 AM

Yes. we had the same engine. The dipstick was that filler bolt! You will be able to pull it apart or possible a magnetic flexible stick. I cant remember if it was iron or brass??
Good Luck. The old 'green death' wins another point.

groundhog 04-26-2009 03:33 AM

It's a metal rod that lives in oil.
It rotted off?

groundhog 04-26-2009 03:36 AM

I have the same boat but with the MD6A.
FYI there is an albin vega group on yahoo.
AlbinVega : An e-mail list for owners and sailors of

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