Does anyone uses gear oild on these Volvos? When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Reading some of the posts on the chap owner's site it references refilling the oil through the Oil Drain Plug located behind the props but the manual and the volvo site reference filling the gear oil through the Oil Level Plug located behind the shift link access cover. There's water in your drive with bare steel, I know there's also oil, but I'd get all of that water out right now. For a couple hundred bucks, you get a good inspection by a certified mechanic whose work is warranty'd and the peace of mind that it was done correctly. I am replacing the gear oil in the outdrive this year and have read both the manual and some information on the Volvo site. Quite a few people locally copied the idea.
The purpose is to get as much thrust as possible out of every single drop of fuel. Outdrive oil has been changed every year at winterization since I bought the boat in 2006. Not sure how the poster did this but sure there are many problems with doing so. Keep an eye on reservoir come to think of it if you didnt notice milk in resvr your oil line to it is prob. For what it's worth, we ran engine oil in a 200 series Volvo behind a 240 hp v8 for over 30 years before it failed.
He started working on an alternative propulsion solution that could combine inboard performance with the maneuvering benefits of an outboard. Quite a few people locally copied the idea. We prioritize quality, safety and environmental care in everything we do to make your time on the water as enjoyable as possible. I always check fluid level after brief run after changing any of them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. With you all the way With Volvo Penta, you have one single contact for everything: engines, drives, propellers, instruments, accessories, service and warranties.
This translates into higher reliability and overall performance. Over time even the best engines will need to be overhauled. According to the manual it says 100hrs or once a season. Re: The dreaded milky outdrive oil!! We Carry Everything Your Boat Needs at Competitive Prices! Reading some of the posts on the chap owner's site it references refilling the oil through the Oil Drain Plug located behind the props but the manual and the volvo site reference filling the gear oil through the Oil Level Plug located behind the shift link access cover. Your circumstances or experience may be different. Sure saves on leg failures and intermediate bearing repairs due to water in boot--you know right away when the boot fails,fix it promptly and grease up the intmdt.
And on top of our standard warranty, you can add extended coverage to help you stay ahead of potential future costs. The kluge as you refer to it, had to look that one up will also of course detect water in leg probably its most valuable asset. By continuing, we assume that you accept such use. Volvo Penta Parts One of the most reliable sterndrives on the market is the Volvo Penta. Prepping for winterization Sat morning and looking over a few items.
Remember, a well-maintained engine will provide years of reliable service. Clean the magnetics on the plugs and refill. Picked up the filters, motor oil, drive oil, etc and want to make sure I take care of the gear oil properly. Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. I actually do this every other year and do my own engine oil change on the odd years. Thanks for all the input. Can you please post a similar link to the engine.
Did I put on a new O-ring last year? You need to pull the drive to make sure there isn't any water in the bellows because it is very easy for water to enter the drive if water got in there. Should you need further assistance, you can always turn to Volvo Penta Action Service, with support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in 28 languages. The boat is a 2005 Caravelle with the 5. The benefits for marine engines include reduced wear of internal components, corrosion protection for internal parts, cleaner pistons, and prevention of ring sticking. More control, more functions, more fun on the water. Our customers appreciate our same day shipping and low price guarantee.
Picked up the filters, motor oil, drive oil, etc and want to make sure I take care of the gear oil properly. I can't understand why to lube gears with an oil designed for an engine where detergents are needed, for instance and temperatures are high whereas an oil with high pressure shear resistance would be much better. It has been developed to outperform standard 4-cycle automotive engine oils in marine applications, with excellent detergency, anti-oxidants, anti-wear, and corrosion protection. If it holds pressure I will re-fill and go back in the water. That boat never had an intermediate bearing failure in all that time which I believe is unusually good performance. In 2007 I had the boatyard do a full service, but since then it has just been regular annual oil change and inspection with no issues.
Ran it that way for over 20 yrs. . . I finally decided to take off the housing that contains the screw figuring it would be easier to work with on my workbench and did drain the gear oil but still can't remove the screw. So if you're worried, I don't think gear oil can hurt anything but economy. Re: The dreaded milky outdrive oil!! Re: The dreaded milky outdrive oil!! Sure saves on leg failures and intermediate bearing repairs due to water in boot--you know right away when the boot fails,fix it promptly and grease up the intmdt.