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  1. Rebuilding the Volvo MD7A

    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...
  2. Volvo Penta MD7A fuel problem

    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...
  3. Volvo Penta MD7A Where are Timing Marks? Which is #2 Cyl?

    I've got a Volvo Penta MD7A with a failed CAV fuel injector pump. I'm removing it but want to make sure it is timed properly when I re-install it. The timing marks on the flywheel and block are rusted/painted over and I can't find them. I have no idea where to even start looking for them...
  4. Volvo Penta MD 7A water in oil

    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...
  5. MD7A or parts for sale

    I'm repowering and in the process of removing a running MD7A Volvo diesel. It's run well since 1977, has some cooling and other issues but as I said, it runs well. For the long term, I'd need to remove it from the boat for rehab and since I'm outsourcing all the work it just doesn't pay for me...
  6. Volvo Engine Repair Facilities

    Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum
    We're looking at buying a 2008 Cat with twin 30hp Volvos. An acquaintance told us to stick with Yanmar. He said Volvo parts availability is terrible, and slow. Don't really know if he has had more than one bad experience. Anyone with experience with the Volvo network in the US, Caribbean and...
  7. Looking for saildrive

    Gear & Maintenance
    Looking for a saildrive S120 to be re-connected to a volvo MD11.on a Waucquiez Pretorien P35/1984 : my housing is a bit ... corroded after 31 years of I think good service... Does anyone know if a Yanmar saildrive would be compatible? Thank you !
  8. Volvo Ocean Race 2012

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I got the opportunity to be part of the Volvo Pro-Am race this weekend. Here are some pictures for you guys to enjoy: More can be seen here: Volvo Pro-Am Race 2012 - Travel -
  9. Volvo MD2010 won't bleed

    Hi, Just back from a cut short weeklong cruise because the engine will not run past about 16 to 1800. It would run faster but only for a little time. Being only 8hp to start with that equates to about 2.5 knots with no headwind. I replaced the prefilter Racor, it was a bit dirty. No change, I...