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by Uncle Albert
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo MD2B Engine Anode
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

Volvo MD2B Engine Anode

Is there one and if so where is it. I have looked all thorugh the workshop manual and cannot find any reference to one. My sailing colleagues are changing their anodes regularly and I feel left out!!!

Any guidance would be appreciated.
by Uncle Albert
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Hull, Deck, Rigging & Sails
Topic: Centaur Water Tank - access/replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 2423

Re: Centaur Water Tank - access/replacement

Just been browsing the site trying to find details on Centaur water tank. As after a bit of a rough passage I seem to have acquired water in the bilge which is definitely not salty and my water supply has disappeared far quicker than anticipated. Did you have any progress on resolving the access to ...
by Uncle Albert
Thu May 14, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Centaur Volvo MD2B Starting
Replies: 8
Views: 3864

Re: Centaur Volvo MD2B Starting

As a follow up to my earlier question and in regard to the responses provided, I can say that the application of 1/3rd throttle followed by the depressing of the 'magic' brass button on the injection pump results in a start up within about 5 seconds. many thanks for the advice given.
by Uncle Albert
Sun May 03, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Volvo 2002 Cold Starting
Replies: 4
Views: 1813

Re: Volvo 2002 Cold Starting

I add for what its worth (Suggested by other members of my club but never personnally tried by me) the following:- Rather than easy start, (as others have said addiction and de-lubing the bores just when it needs it most), try WD40, It contains lubricant and has a lower flash point carrier in the ae...
by Uncle Albert
Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Centaur Volvo MD2B Starting
Replies: 8
Views: 3864

Re: Centaur Volvo MD2B Starting

Many thanks for the responses. This is the first guidance I have had in starting the engine. Strange that that there is nothing in the Volvo manual on starting procedures.

UA
by Uncle Albert
Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Engines & transmission
Topic: Centaur Volvo MD2B Starting
Replies: 8
Views: 3864

Centaur Volvo MD2B Starting

Any comments or feedback on experiences re the following will be useful. After not being used for more than 2 days the engine needs a good 20 - 30 seconds cranking to fire up. Thank heavens for my excellent batteries. However I do feel for my poor starter motor. It would seem that during the period ...
by Uncle Albert
Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Centaur Fuel Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 2809

Re: Centaur Fuel Tank

Well you have weadled it out of me. Two lengths of stiff cable taped together at one end and the appropriate spanner taped to that in the correct orientation. Now it acts like a bowden cable (or one of those 1970's car theft tools for accessing the door lock post inside the car via the weather strip...
by Uncle Albert
Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Centaur Fuel Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 2809

Re: Centaur Fuel Tank

Well the cunning plan failed so I cut a hole in the floor of the Lazarette and installed an inspection hatch. Acheived the objective of retightening the four bolts which are at the base of the rudder tube. Tank stays where it is for now.
by Uncle Albert
Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Centaur Fuel Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 2809

Re: Centaur Fuel Tank

I am presently ashore so one of those syphon pumps should do the trick. Planned on implimenting my cunning plan today but it was too cold to get out there. But tomorrow......
by Uncle Albert
Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Griffon Chart Table
Replies: 2
Views: 1330

Re: Griffon Chart Table

I have seen somewhere a slide out table fitted to the roof of the port quarter berth. It loses a bit of air space in the berth but still leaves enough for turning over in your sleep. No chart storage capability though unless its made thicker with attendant berth space loss. It is something I am hopi...
by Uncle Albert
Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Centaur Fuel Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 2809

Re: Centaur Fuel Tank

Many thanks doesn't sound too daunting. Must say the tank looks a lot bigger then the hole it needs to come out of.

I have one other cunning plan if it works tomorrow then I'll inform the world.
by Uncle Albert
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Cabin fittings & installations
Topic: Centaur Fuel Tank
Replies: 7
Views: 2809

Centaur Fuel Tank

Does anyone have info as to how the fuel tank is secured. I see two bolts/screws at the foreward end of the tank but how is the back part retained (if at all). Why do I ask? Well I have to admit to stupidly having loosened a nut and bolt on the bottom plate of the rudder tube and the nut inside is c...