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Search: Posts Made By: birdlives
Forum: Diesel 12-25-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By birdlives
Re: Find used Yanmar YSM8?

Check the Cape Dory board, saw one listed in the for sale section a few weeks ago.
Forum: Diesel 07-25-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By birdlives
Re: stalling at idle

just to follow up, I checked thru all the fuel lines and bleed points, bottom line was fuel showed up everywhere except at the injectors...I have pulled the injector pump, taken it to a shop where...
Forum: Diesel 07-25-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By birdlives
anaerobic sealant?

I am about to reinstall my injector pump which had a clog. The mechanic that fixed it for me recommended using an anaerobic sealant where the machined flange sits on the block.

The Volvo workshop...
Forum: Diesel 06-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By birdlives
Re: stalling at idle

thanks for the reply, I do get some smoke idling at the dock. It is greyish.

The feed pump (near the secondary filter) has been recently replaced.

I was also thinking the next step was to have...
Forum: Diesel 06-29-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By birdlives
stalling at idle

Volvo MD2040c stalls at idle speed 1000 rpm when left there a few minutes.
Starts normally, runs at normal cruising speeds but when I come in to dock, need to idle to reduce speed, need to shift to...
Forum: Diesel 06-18-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By birdlives
Re: excessive oil loss

Mystery solved!

Amazing how you can figure stuff out from crawling around and looking.

Thanks for all the suggestions they were helpful. First I found out where all the oil went, right into...
Forum: Diesel 06-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By birdlives
Re: excessive oil loss

Barry,

Wish you were right in this case. Kept checking the oil, and it took almost 5 qts, almost the whole capacity.

Ron
Forum: Diesel 06-17-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By birdlives
excessive oil loss

Hi All,

I think I am in big trouble. Looking for advice and theories. Yesterday I went sailing, which involves motoring for about an hour, sailing for three or four and then motoring home for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 6,323
Posted By birdlives
Re: Help- New owner of 40ft old sailboat, can't get insurance

Try Liberty Mutual, they insured my 79 Allied Princess at half the price of BoatUS.
I do have auto and home with them.
Forum: Diesel 07-26-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,844
Posted By birdlives
Re: volvo penta md2010 won't start

I have been having a similar problem, have the same type Volvo harness. The engine starts fine at the dock, runs for an hour or two. Then I turn it off and sail for three hours or less and cannot...
Forum: Diesel 07-25-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 2,844
Posted By birdlives
Re: volvo penta md2010 won't start

Assuming the starter is good and you get nothing it is very likely a bad ground at the battery terminal or the ground the bolts on the engine below the starter.

check sailnet for threads on MD2040...
Forum: Diesel 07-25-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By birdlives
Re: Re-Power Allied Princess

I have an AP from '79 that was repowered by the previous owner with a Volvo MD2040. It fits nicely in the engine compartment and is very accessable to work on. It looks like it was able to be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By birdlives
hmmm...

maybe a little too much sail?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-11-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2,653
Posted By birdlives
my Allied Princess

Hi,

I know for sure I do not have the sailing experience nor expertise that Jeff has but thought I would throw in my two cents. I recently bought an Allied Princess 36 built in '79. I have been...
Forum: Diesel 10-06-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,096
Posted By birdlives
the wind-up

Thought I would tell the end of the story. Followed most of the good advice on this thread. I did not find any other corroded or bad connections in the engine, other than the ground I sent the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-15-2011
Replies: 73
Views: 9,693
Posted By birdlives
mid boom sheeting

I have mid-boom sheeting and there is not much room for a vang. Does midboom sheeting eliminate the need for a vang (the line attaches almost where a vang would go)?


Ron
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-24-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 5,127
Posted By birdlives
I use the thick black rubber snubbers that you...

I use the thick black rubber snubbers that you wind your dock line around. They work very well for me but it might be due to my particular docking situation.

My boat lies parallel to the dock with...
Forum: Diesel 08-17-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,096
Posted By birdlives
progress?

Hi,

I removed the nut in the picture above to inspect the ground connections. This is what I found.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm195/ronchur/volvo%20starter/IMG_6740.jpg

I have...
Forum: Diesel 08-15-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,096
Posted By birdlives
Hi Hartley, Appreciate your patience. It...

Hi Hartley,

Appreciate your patience. It sounds like you know what you are talking about.

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm195/ronchur/seacock/IMG_0149.jpg

I am rather challenged...
Forum: Diesel 08-12-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,096
Posted By birdlives
Thanks to all for your suggestions and help....

Thanks to all for your suggestions and help. Going to spend some serious time down at the boat tomorrow.

I have changed the fuses and looked at the battery connections. They seem good. I did find...
Forum: Diesel 08-10-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,096
Posted By birdlives
Hi Hartley, Yes, I forgot to mention...

Hi Hartley,

Yes, I forgot to mention that....the alarm test button produces nothing and normally when the key is shut off the is no alarm sound.

So if I understand you correctly, I should check...
Forum: Diesel 08-09-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,096
Posted By birdlives
Volvo MD2040C ignition switch

Hi,
I am hoping for help from the many knowledgeable folks on this board.

My Volvo MD2040C has a keyed ignition switch for starting, similar to an automobile. If you turn the key to the right it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,171
Posted By birdlives
Autohelm ST3000-broken clutch

Hi,

Does anyone have a source for parts for an ST3000 wheel pilot? The eccentric clutch lever that tensions the drive belt has broken.

Its a plastic part. I will try to glue it but do not...
Forum: Long Island 05-26-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,371
Posted By birdlives
I have a friend with a Hans Christian who loves...

I have a friend with a Hans Christian who loves Sore Thumb, and he reported scraping badly at high tide thru the inlet, but he does have a 6' draft. I think you would be safe at high tide in the...
Forum: Electronics 05-20-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By birdlives
USGLOBALSAT BU-353 with Maptech Navigator lite?

Has anyone used these inexpensive gps modules with a pc running Maptech's Navigator Lite?

The prices seem too good to be true. Do they work?
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