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Volvo SX drive removal

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  • Volvo SX drive removal

    I have a 2002 Glastron 205GX with the Volvo Penta 5.0GL and SX drive. I would like to remove the outdrive to inspect everything and put it back on. What are the steps in doing this and will I need any consummables like O-rings or gaskets to put it back on? Thanks in Advance.:**:**:**


  • #2
    Re: Volvo SX drive removal

    1)Remove tilt rams from rear of drive.

    2)Disconnect shift cable.

    3)Remove 6 nuts holding on drive.

    4)Pull

    I replace the water passage o-ring...not really the shape of an "O".

    There are two o-rings on the drive shaft that should be replaced.

    I always check alignment with an alignment bar before putting the drive back on.
    1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
    Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

    2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
    Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
    "Common sense is not very common"
    "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

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    • #3
      Re: Volvo SX drive removal

      The shift cable is behind the rear cover which is held on with 3 countersunk capscrews. You need to remove the cotter pin and then remove the brass fitting from the cable end.

      When you get it back together, replace the brass fitting where it was before. You can count turns as you take it off, you can count the exposed threads before you take it off, or you can measure. ( Personally I ignore where it was and adjust it accordingly with the throttle/shift lever and drive shift both in Neutral. )
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      • #4
        Re: Volvo SX drive removal

        I do what Willy describes too. That way you can correct for any cable stretch.
        1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
        Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

        2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
        Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
        "Common sense is not very common"
        "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

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        • #5
          Re: Volvo SX drive removal

          Originally posted by bruceb58
          I do what Willy describes too. That way you can correct for any cable stretch.
          Thankyou all! Is it difficult to change the Bellows Boots while the drive is off? I have heard that a SX drive is easier to do than a Mercruiser.

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          • #6
            Re: Volvo SX drive removal

            You pretty much have to have the drive off to change the bellows as well as disconnecting the tilt pins on the housing that the bellows attatches to.

            It sounds like you don't have a manual. I strongly suggest you purchase the factory Volvo manual.
            1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
            Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

            2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
            Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
            "Common sense is not very common"
            "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

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            • #7
              Re: Volvo SX drive removal

              Bellows are quite easy to do, just make sure you put the clips back on in the correct orientation as they will foul other parts, and dont forget to seal the universal joint bellows with something like Volvo white sealing compound.
              Wellcraft 21sl Excel 1997
              Volvo Penta 4.3GL
              Cobra SX leg

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              • #8
                Re: Volvo SX drive removal

                You actually want to use bellows adhesive.

                Sierra part# 18-9031 is what I use.
                1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
                Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

                2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
                Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
                "Common sense is not very common"
                "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

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                • #9
                  Re: Volvo SX drive removal

                  The Clymer manual I have specs Volvo white sealing compound, hope its correct, I have just fitted mine!!
                  Wellcraft 21sl Excel 1997
                  Volvo Penta 4.3GL
                  Cobra SX leg

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                  • #10
                    Re: Volvo SX drive removal

                    The factory Volvo manual specifies "Gasket Sealing Compound". I don't use the Volvo sealant so have no idea what it looks like.
                    1998 Wellcraft Eclipse 24 Cuddy
                    Volvo Penta Duo-Prop 7.4L "LK"

                    2006 Sun Tracker Party Barge 21
                    Mercury 90 4-Stroke FI
                    "Common sense is not very common"
                    "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail." -- John Wooden

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                    • #11
                      Re: Volvo SX drive removal

                      I would also check the gimbal bearing while I had the drive off, especially if there is some question of the boot being anything but perfect

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