Volvo Penta DP-D1 lower unit case

Pescadora

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I have an empty case that is in quite good shape with no corrosion. The paint is very sad though. I would like to take this to a high-tech local shop called Advanced Powder Coating. I have had them do other components such as intermediate case and suspension fork in years past with extremely favorable results.

A lower unit case is a different animal with all the shimming required when installing the internals. I have the tools and knowledge, but wonder if the oven temps of 400F might affect general relationships of all the internal dimensions. Thus rendering my F/G/H process a nightmare.

Any thoughts would be welcome.
 

Scott Danforth

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Follow the factory manual for reassembly and you will be fine.

Part temp should only be 375 for 15 minutes for powder
 

Pescadora

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Thanks for the reply. Cheesehead? Same here. Moved from Kenosha to the last best place when I retired in 1998.
 

Donald0039

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Not sure I would go the powder coat route. But that's just me. I don't think Volvo Penta uses powder coating for new engines, even for the OXI series.
 
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