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Volvo Penta 5.7GL runs bad?

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  • #2
    start with the basics
    check compression
    verify contents of fuel filter
    make sure the clear hose from the fuel filter does not have fuel in it
    clean/rebuild the carburetor
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    • #3
      What's the deal with the clear hose from the fuel filter? What is it for, if not for fuel?
      Guess I'll start on the fuel side...

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      • #4
        its a tell-tale vent hose if your fuel pump fails, that hose fills up and the excess fuel is pushed into the carburetor and it runs really rich forcing someone to take a look.

        without that line, the excess fuel would be dumped into the bilge........


        ..........boom

        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
          Ricky_rich regarding "clear hose from the fuel filter" hopefully you meant Fuel Pump?
          2002 Bryant 188 4.3MPI

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          • #6
            This is how my plugs look after just being run for 30 minutes. Engine running rich? The fuel filter is also new.
            I have to check that hose next time I'm at the boat. But if pump is pushing gas into it, does that mean that the ordinary fuel line is blocked?

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            • #7
              No it means the fuel pump diaphragm has a leak. Instead of dripping into the bilge, the leaking fuel is routed to the carb where it is burned and makes the engine run lousy making you want to fix it. One of the reasons Marine parts(carbs, fuel pumps, starters, alternators, and others) are different than auto parts

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              • #8
                Those plugs have had a "rich" life, too much fuel and not enough air I would say.

                Is it hard to start? Do you need to have the throttle open past 1/3 to get it to start? Because it sounds like the carb is flooding, and if it is a Holley then it could be the internal power valve has ruptured. If that happens then fuel goes nearly unfettered from the fuel bowl into the intake manifold plenum.
                2002 Bryant 188 4.3MPI

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                • #9
                  Engine is a bit hard to start when cold, but when it's warm it's no problem. I have a two barrel Holley carb.
                  Yesterday I checked that I didn't have and fuel leaking from pump to carb through that hose.
                  I also run the engine from a separate tank with fresh fuel, in case I had water in the big tank.
                  Changed distributor cap and rotor.
                  None of these tings made any difference. Engine runs a bit uneven on idle, and feels like I loose a cylinder or two from time to time when giving throttle? I'm really lost here..

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                  • #10
                    Ayuh,.... You've got a Carb problem,.....

                    Rebuild the Carb,....

                    Changin' ignition parts does nothin' for the induction system,....

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                    • #11
                      Carb rebuilt kit ordered, I'll get back to you with the result when the job is done.

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                      • #12
                        Back here again now. Have rebuilt the carb with a new power walve, needle valve and gaskets and so on. Put it back in the boat today but made no difference against before. Also changed the fuel filter today, but no difference. Tried to make a few videos when engine is running. Maybe sounds better on the video than in reality. But listen closely; you hear how I lose a cylinder from time to time. And with engine lid closed, I can hear a kind of BOOFF sound from time to time. Hard to explain...
                         

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                        • #13
                          Video with closed engine lid, more obviosly when egine missfire
                           

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                          • #14
                            Sounds like it is laboring. Maybe a vacuum leak. When the motor box is closed it sounds like it is gasping for air. Is the motor box vented? If so are the vents clear?
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                            • #15
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                              Running the engine without airfilter and open lid, still runs bad. So I don't believe there is lack of air. Get a feeling that I'm loosing a cylinder... Some vibration when the engine runs bad.
                              Did a compression test, and here are the result.

                              1. 10.5 bar
                              2. 10.5 bar
                              3. 9.0 bar
                              4. 10.5 bar
                              5. 10.5 bar
                              6. 8.5 bar
                              7. 9.0 bar
                              8. 10.0 bar

                              I also tried new sparkplug cables, but made no difference.

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