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by Uncle Albert
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Water Tank - access/replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2461

Re: Centaur Water Tank - access/replacement

Martyn my resolution was to ensure that I put the caps on the fresh water carrier I use for drinking water. The water ingress I had was from spillages when significantly heeled. No repeat has since occurred. However my extensive investigation do suggest major surgery if it is found that the fill and...
by Uncle Albert
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?
Replies: 15
Views: 8690

Re: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?

Hoorah here are the pictures. The offending hole in the cylinder liner
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The offending hole in the Cylinder Liner viewed from the 'wet' side
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The inside of the cylinder block, and its attendant 35 year corrosion. ( A rarely seen part of our Westerlys).
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Inside of the cylinder block.
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by Uncle Albert
Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?
Replies: 15
Views: 8690

Re: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?

Further update of the continuing saga. Well the parts have arrived and my wallet is lighter, although it could have been a lot lighter if the good people at Volspec were not so accommodating. I have no doubts that this is the correct way to go and progress has been made today with the removal of the...
by Uncle Albert
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Centaur steps non-slip.
Replies: 7
Views: 5076

Re: Centaur steps non-slip.

I have used some black tread strips obtained from Coopers of Stortford. £6.00 ish for a whole bunch of them. Worth a try and they stick like the proverbial stuff to a blanket.

Uncle Albert
by Uncle Albert
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?
Replies: 15
Views: 8690

Re: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?

Well a further update of progress. Second liner was pressed out and all was found to be good in the block, just a small amount of crud blocking part of the water jacket ( about 10%), this was soon removed by the dremel and rotary rasp. Order placed with VP for 2 liner sets (which include Pistons, ri...
by Uncle Albert
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?
Replies: 15
Views: 8690

Re: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?

Further update having collected block and separated liner from the engineers. The block is in excellent condition with only a small amount of degradation on one of the seal recesses. The waterways are quite clear of siltation etc. The pin hole visible on the piston side of the liner was found to be ...
by Uncle Albert
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: volvo penta md2b broken
Replies: 34
Views: 12584

Re: volvo penta md2b broken

Martyn further to my replies of before and my own issues the answer has been found and posted elewhere if you are interested.

I reckon the flywheel is "substantial" and is not for the 'Dubious of Back' Take care.

Steve
by Uncle Albert
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?
Replies: 15
Views: 8690

Re: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?

well if anyone is reading this the answer to my own question has been found. A Pin hole in the cylinder liner near to the brass drain tap on the flywheel end cylinder. As soemone once said on this site when I asked about Anodes, The answer was "there are no anodes they just rust away from the inside...
by Uncle Albert
Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?
Replies: 15
Views: 8690

Re: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?

Just an update following my previous post. Oh by the way apparently its not and MD2B engine but and MD11C, hence the neoprene seals betwixt block and crankcase. A suggestion both on this forum and from the local VP service office suggested filling the blocks with water to validate the integrity of t...
by Uncle Albert
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?
Replies: 15
Views: 8690

Volvo Penta MD11C Lots of Water in the Oil How?

I ache a lot now cos I have just lifted off the two Cylinder blocks in order to confirm how or why my sump collected some 8 litres of Water to add to the 6 litres of oil it already contained. The history of why have had to dismantle my engine is recorded in "Volvo Penta MD2D Broken" thread here:- ht...
by Uncle Albert
Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: volvo penta md2b broken
Replies: 34
Views: 12584

Re: volvo penta md2b broken

Hi All ,well having read the thread I am in a similar position. Today I removed the heads from my MD11C and found the head gaskets all in perfect order. Previously I replaced the water pump seals even though they looked OK. The reason for all this exertion is that after participating in the WOA East...
by Uncle Albert
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Single handed Centaur Sailing
Replies: 13
Views: 7071

Re: Single handed Centaur Sailing

I started to strip the antifoul off when I found the jet washer was removing a reasonable proportion when I hauled out. I then realised, after a couple of hours scraping, what a huge area it is to do, and in all honesty could not understand why I was doing it. Just hauled out this year and jet washe...
by Uncle Albert
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo MD2B Engine Anode
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

Re: Volvo MD2B Engine Anode

Mike many thanks for the assurance that I was not going round the twist. On a similar vane has anyne 'descaled' their engine with a Car engine descaler ( i.e Wynnes or similar) . If so was it worth the money. There have been previous comments on this but they were many years ago and chemical stuff m...
by Uncle Albert
Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Single handed Centaur Sailing
Replies: 13
Views: 7071

Re: Single handed Centaur Sailing

Fair comment from Steve, however have you ever tried holding the weight of a Centaur in 20+ knots of wind when it wants to "go with the breeze". The other alternative often espoused is to rig a warp from the front cleat and pick the mooring up from the cockpit using that. In my circumstances I do no...
by Uncle Albert
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Single handed Centaur Sailing
Replies: 13
Views: 7071

Re: Single handed Centaur Sailing

Good to hear that your season went well. I nearly always sail single handed and all the aforementioned stands good. I am fortunate in having mainsail furling so sail arranging/prepping is 'a breeze'. My learning experiences are that only one pair of eyes is keeping a look out, and the river seems to...