Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos.......
Thanks. That's really useful. I find that in neutral it is now idling at 800 revs, which seems high; more importantly, it revs above 3,000--and that's without the throttle flat out.
Looking rather as though the pump now heads the list of usual suspects. Ouch. Still, just about everything else has been rebuilt , so I guess it was feeling left out.
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Athens
From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 29 April 2018 16:31:11
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos.......
Mechanical diesel injection pumps are actually all governor controlled. The throttle is actually controlling the setting of the speed governor, (sometimes called a "speed regulator") which in turn controls the volume of fuel delivered by the injection pump to deliver the amount of fuel needed to run the engine at the commanded speed.
On Bosch injections systems (like on the Volvo) the governor/regulator is internal to the injector pump, and like all the internal parts of the injection pump, it tends to be highly reliable. But if an engine can not control its speed under no load, it is a likely candidate for a problem.
On some engines the governor is a separate device. I did once work on an engine that had a separate governor that was badly clogged up with emulsified oil when water got into the crankcase... a very unhappy story...
Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, Bahamas
---In amelyachtowners@..., <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote :
Do you have the 78hp Volvo with a governor ? Can you tell me how the governor works--and what might upset it ?