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by paulcd
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: MD2B engine mounts in 1971 Centaur
Replies: 3
Views: 1943

Re: MD2B engine mounts in 1971 Centaur

Hi Replaced mine 2 seasons ago when i took the engine out, bought them from RK Marine in Bursledon, mine is a 1973 Centaur.
by paulcd
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur rudder clearance
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Centaur rudder clearance

Hi, I am going to drop my rudder this winter on the hard, does anybody know how high I have to put the boat on blocks to get the clearance required, thanks in advance.
by paulcd
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Rudder shake on Centaur
Replies: 1
Views: 1137

Rudder shake on Centaur

I am getting a lot of Rudder shake on my Centaur under power, is this worn bushes and if so do I have to drop the rudder to effect repair, also what clearance would I need to do this?
by paulcd
Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Engine removal
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

Re: Engine removal

I lifted my MD2B out in the winter using our sailing clubs derrick, might be worth looking at local sailing clubs and for a small fee, ours is £10.00 you can do it alongside a pontoon.
by paulcd
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:23 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: White smoke from Volvo MD2
Replies: 3
Views: 2156

White smoke from Volvo MD2

We have just had our Volvo MD2 reconditioned over the winter, took it out and injectors reconditioned new piston rings and rebuild kit. Back running but a lot of white smoke coming from the exhaust, wondering if this is due to diesel being burnt and if this is because the rings have to wear in or an...
by paulcd
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Overheating on one cylinder head
Replies: 7
Views: 3833

Re: Overheating on one cylinder head

Thank you very much for the information supplied, very helpful indeed further investigation needed before the start of the season is upon us!
by paulcd
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Overheating on one cylinder head
Replies: 7
Views: 3833

Overheating on one cylinder head

I am getting overheating on one cylinder head on my MD2B engine which is in a Centaur it is the aft pot which gets extremely hot, I am thinking that it could be a coolant problem, the temp gauge reads normally!
by paulcd
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: cleaning tank.advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 3151

Re: cleaning tank.advice needed

Hi I used parafin to clean mine, seems to work, take the fuel tap out and clean that separately as mine was all gunged up!
by paulcd
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Centaur fuel tank contamination
Replies: 1
Views: 1136

Centaur fuel tank contamination

I have just taken my fuel tank out of my centaur as the fuel was contaminated. My question is why, it seems that there must be some bug in the fuel. I am careful about this and always keep it topped up and add the usual fuel enhancers etc. However when I took the tank out I noticed that the breather...