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06-11-2012 02:19 PM
miatapaul
Re: 1967 Volvo Penta?

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Originally Posted by misfits View Post
I'm not suggesting spraying WD40 as a starting aid, only a lubricating aid.
The motor hasn't been turned over for four years.
WD40 provides almost no lubrication, it is designed for displacing moisture. The WD means Water Displacement. I would certainly not want to rely on the extremely thin film WD40 leaves. I only use it as a cleaner. There are lots of good penetrating oils out there, WD40 is not one.
06-11-2012 11:47 AM
jrd22
Re: 1967 Volvo Penta?

More than likely that the engine will run just fine, those old Volvos seem to last forever. The transmissions also last a long time but sooner or later the clutch cone wears out and parts are not available any longer. My father replaced his 1970 Volvo for that reason, the engine ran fine but the trans. failed.
06-11-2012 10:57 AM
arf145
Re: 1967 Volvo Penta?

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Originally Posted by ACapri View Post
Just waiting on the batteries to finish charging
If those batteries, like the engine, have been sitting around for a few years, they probably aren't going to hold much of a charge now. Batteries generally don't tolerate sitting uncharged.
06-11-2012 06:56 AM
PhilipStevens
Re: 1967 Volvo Penta?

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Originally Posted by ACapri View Post
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.
06-03-2012 08:51 AM
misfits
Re: 1967 Volvo Penta?

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Originally Posted by SchockT View Post
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.
06-02-2012 10:24 PM
SchockT
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!
06-02-2012 11:01 AM
TQA
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.
06-01-2012 05:45 PM
misfits
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.
06-01-2012 04:43 PM
Rangernewell
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.
06-01-2012 04:12 PM
ACapri
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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