Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Impeller job on the Volvo D3-110
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We replaced ours this year. I had to remove one of the hoses from the engine block close to the engine oil dipstick. Then there is sufficient access to undo the cover on the impeller and remove it with needle nose pliers. I will try to post a picture for clarity.
Be very careful about the salt water pouring out of the pump. Make sure that not only do you vacuum the water from the sea water chest as you have done, but have plenty of rags over the alternator which is placed directly under the impeller.
You have to really get personal with you d3-110 as you will find sometimes lying belly down on the top cover helps to have both hands available for the job. Being a contortionist also helps on some other jobs that you will run into in the future.
For us, it has been a reliable engine with about 1800 hours. I know others on this forum that have had a bear of a time.
Why did you install a new engine on such a young boat?
On Aug 27, 2017, at 11:00 PM, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: