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  1. Electrical Systems & Solar
    Volvo Penta MD2040 Alternator: Valeo, exact type cannot be indentified since it type plate is painted; image attached. The beeping signal appears roughly every 10 - 60 sec in irregular periods. It is accompanied with the "no charge" indicator lamp signal at the engine control panel at the helm...
  2. Maintenance/How-to Videos
    A short clip. Trying to keep my old boat sailing. This time, removing and testing thermostat and temperature sensor. Volvo MD2b
  3. Gear & Maintenance
    In my continuing efforts to finish rebuilding the Cape Dory 30, I tackle the sticky inboard rebuild. In my case it's the Volvo MD7A. With parts not being made, it's a challenge finding them but in my experience but for the most part a thorough online and offline searching yielded me results...
  4. Diesel
    Hello. I would love a second opinion on my Penta MD6a. I had a propeller foul and a high rev of the throttle when this happened. A video showing the problem: https://goo.gl/photos/uzEKpCzpkZYRatMB7 Does not seem to be mixing with oil although the water ejected is mixed with a black soot like...
  5. Diesel
    Hello everybody, I'm having problems with my volvo penta (surprise). After fueling up at the gas dock, the engine started right back up, ran for about 5 seconds, and then died. Wouldn't start back up but cranks fine. I've replaced all filters, and vented the fuel system. The problem now is I...
  6. Diesel
    Hello, I read another thread about a problem with water in the oil on an MD 7A and wondered if one need do anything special to clean out the lubrication system after finding the source of the water. Should you remove the bottom pan to clean the oil sump or just replaced filter and changed oil? I...
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