Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Black Smoke From Volvo Penta Engine Exhaust

Mike Ondra

We had a similar experience with momentary black cloud from the exhaust and particles in the water with our Onan Generator. Turned out that our exhaust mixing elbow was heavily carboned up so we thought it probable that it blew a chunk of carbon out. You might take a look inside the Volvo mixing elbow and turbo.
Aletes SM2000
Cruising Guadeloupe

On Mar 10, 2018, at 2:29 PM, pacificcool@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Pacific Cool is currently in Guadeloupe and as I was picking up a mooring in Les Saints, a big cloud of black smoke gushed out of my exhaust.  I also noticed black particles floating on the water.  It lasted about 10-20 seconds and then everything seemed to return to normal.  I.E., water temp seemed normal and the oil pressure was a bit low but increased to 1.5 Bar when I increased the RPM.  I let it run for a few minutes and got into the engine room to loom and listen.  All seemed normal.  I need to get off the mooring tomorrow.

Does anyone know what might have happened?  I have a Volvo Penta 22 TMD which till this has run perfectly.  After being on the hard in Trinidad for 6 months ending on 05 Jan 2018 it started immediately.  I plan t have a mechanic check it when I get to Pointe-a-Pitre.  


Bill Shaproski

S/V Pacific Cool

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