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Forum: Diesel   07-06-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,756
Posted By tabnabtoo
It could well be the injection elbow,and...

It could well be the injection elbow,and obviously you've checked the strainer but make sure the skin fitting is not blocked with seaweed,plastic bag old condom etc.etc. Good luck.
Forum: Diesel   07-06-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By tabnabtoo
Solved the problem!!!! It was the governor...

Solved the problem!!!! It was the governor springs.I had to take the engine out and remove the governor.I experimented a couple of times by putting it in my friends lathe.The governor turns at the...
Forum: Diesel   06-19-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 5,178
Posted By tabnabtoo
Just a thought, I work in a boat yard and one of...

Just a thought, I work in a boat yard and one of our customers bought a 32 foot Westerly very cheap because the engine was overheating with similar problems to yours.None of the experts who looked at...
Forum: Diesel   06-19-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By tabnabtoo
Thanks guys, the engine starts well with no smoke...

Thanks guys, the engine starts well with no smoke when it's warmed up.The fuel pump doesn't really come into it as the tank is above the engine and I was able to bleed it by gravity alone when I...
Forum: Diesel   06-18-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By tabnabtoo
Thumbs down MD5A wont tick over

Have already posted this on the main forum,but new to this and didn't realise there was a diesel engine forum.So here goes again.
My volvo MD5A will not idle.Have set up the govenor/throttle...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   06-18-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By tabnabtoo
Thanks limeyrock, fuel and air filters ok....

Thanks limeyrock, fuel and air filters ok. Checked valve clearances today but no change. Injector was going to be the next step.Watch this space!! Thanks again.
Forum: SailNet FAQ   06-17-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,327
Posted By tabnabtoo
Angry my md5a diesel wont tickover,any ideas?

My volvo penta MD5A engine wont tick over.I've set up the throttle/governor linkage as per the manual. I thought it might be a worn injector pump,so have just changed that and checked the timing at...
Forum: Diesel   06-17-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,765
Posted By tabnabtoo
The cold start lever operates a rod which comes...

The cold start lever operates a rod which comes out of the top right hand side of the cover to the left and slightly above the water pump.
The stop lever is to the left of this. I've found I dont...
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