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    Default Volvo Penta aq131a/275 ???

    Ok first can anyone tell me where I can actually find a full service manual for an aq131a/275 engine and outdrive. Don gave me a great link for the operators manual but its just not quite in depth enough. Unless someone feels like walking me through it. I want to start looking into changing the bellows and changing and the out drive oil before the warmer weather hits. I also need to find where I can find a replacement raw water filter. Thanks for everyones time in advance. any comments are always appreciated.

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    Default Re: Volvo Penta aq131a/275 ???

    Strainer.

    http://www.volvopentastore.com/HEAT_...view_id.324024

    In this thread I had to replace my ujoints and intermediate bearings. I hope your bearings are good, and you can skip the engine removal part. It does cover removing the upper gear housing which is what you'll need to do to change the bellows and check the ujoints.

    http://forums.iboats.com/volvo-penta-i-o-inboard-gas-engines-outdrives/5-7-ltr-volvo-penta-making-odd-noise-265021.html

    Good Luck.

    I'm sure Don has the manual, He's probably working overtime this time of year.
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    Default Re: Volvo Penta aq131a/275 ???

    Hey thanks. Thats an expensive filter!!! As far as I know all bearings are good. Its an older boat so im not going to chance waiting to change things that can end up costing me big$$$$$. and thx again. Its to rain here in pa for the next couple days so ill start tackling it thursday. Sorry for the questions but my local reliable service and part shop is closing and the next closest dealer is 73 miles away.

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    Default Re: Volvo Penta aq131a/275 ???

    Manuals aren't a problem, but don't expect them to be a detailed "How To" guide. But if you can read between the lines and pay attention, most everything will be answered in the OEM manuals. Here are the links to them.

    Engine = http://www.4shared.com/account/file/...131151171.html

    Drive = http://www.4shared.com/account/file/...ve_manual.html
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    Default Re: Volvo Penta aq131a/275 ???

    By no means Don am I questioning you but it doesnt list the 275 drive. The 280 seems similar to mine so Im guessing I follow that one??
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    Default Re: Volvo Penta aq131a/275 ???

    I'm waiting on the same answer. I have a 1986 AQ225(E??) with a 275 drive.

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    Default Re: Volvo Penta aq131a/275 ???

    hey KY I know one thing if that is the one we follow those links really help and save some money. What kind of boat is your Volvo in?
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    Default Re: Volvo Penta aq131a/275 ???

    http://www.volvo.com/volvopenta/glob...ves/drives.htm

    Try this link. Click on Volvo Penta stern drives on the right side.

    If you look at the 275, according to the chart, the 275 has a 290 upper gear box and, although not stated, it has a 270 lower. I like to think of mine as a hybrid.

    There is no manual for that drive.

    The 280 manual Don gave you is the best for what we've got to work with. I've got the 270 manual as well and it is very limited.
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    Default Re: Volvo Penta aq131a/275 ???

    There is no "275" manual. The only difference between the 275 and 280 are the lower housing. The gears and setup are identical to a 280 lower, or you could use the 270, the insides are the same. All the other information like the wiring on the mechanical lift, and are like the 280 and not the 270.

    To change the bellows, all you have to do is remove the upper gear box, not the complete drive. Remember, DO NOT reuse orings, replace them.
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    Default Re: Volvo Penta aq131a/275 ???

    Once again thanks Don. Dont worry i will get new o rings. Ill probably have some input once I start tearing into it.
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