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  • Oil running out of exhaust

    I recently acquired a 1976 Fiberform Baja 240 kcs. The sterndrive is a Volvo Penta AQ 240A/280. The boat had sat in an outside storage lot for the last 15 years. No idea if it was winterized in any way back then so I am just starting to look things over. I installed a new battery to see what I am up against and as I lowered the outdrive, quite a bit of oil poured out of the exhaust. maybe a fourth of a pint. Any ideas where it might have come from.

    Just getting started

  • #2
    back then I believe that the drive even had engine oil in it.

    pull the drive, pressure test it.
    I would also pressure test the cooling system on the engine

    also, any boat that sat outside neglected for 15 years is going to have rot somewhere. a 42 year old boat will guaranteed to have rot somewhere.
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    • #3
      Thanks for the suggestions, I'll do that and yes, most of the exterior wood is shot. Fortunately, I got it for next to nothing. Just needed a project.

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      • #4
        remember, the boat structure is wood with fiberglass around it. this includes the transom ,stringer, bulkheads and floor..... most likely you will have to gut the hull down to the outer skin and rebuild.

        free boats or nearly free boats are the most expensive in the world as they cost the most to bring back to safe and working condition
        1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

        Past Boats
        1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
        2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
        1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

        What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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        • #5
          Is it solid oil or slight diluted ? It may be that the previous owner had ran 2 stroke through her before storage or oiled the crap out of everything.

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          • #6
            It's solid oil. Looks like it's right out of the bottle.

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            • #7
              With the drive down remove the dip stick from the top of the drive to see if the oil came from the drive. Hopefully it did not. There is only a few O rings which seal the upper & lower gear housings to the mid section. Get a genuine Volvo service manual and you will see how easy it is to service.
              1980 Donzi 18'. 2+3 6.2 MPI Alpha 1

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              • #8
                With the drive down I checked and the dipstick is dry. No oil

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                • #9
                  Is it gear oil or engine oil. Gear oil is easily identified. Horrible stuff and stinks rancid

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                  • #10
                    It's engine oil

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                    • #11
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                      Clean engine oil is what you will find in an AQ Volvo, Like I previously posted get a Volvo manual and genuine Volvo seals and O rings, they are nit cheap but you get quality. 30# oil is what Volvo always used in the AQ drives.
                      1980 Donzi 18'. 2+3 6.2 MPI Alpha 1

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