Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Expected RPM at WOT

Porter McRoberts

Thanks Courtney 
Maybe that’s the way to go!!

We’re getting a top lesson in patience, and despite this situation enjoying the hell out of ourselves. Whales galore, beautiful islands, dolphins on the bow for hours at a time. Girls getting back into school. Awesome and incredibly understanding and supportive wife and family, cool and helpful folks at our “local marina” ha!  Now I really have to learn the white floppy things above us!   And this is an amazing boat.  The plan was to reject the usual and let the world mold us into something new, tighter, more appreciative, patient, sentient and kind. It’s happening. The trip is on the inside. 

We’ll get there! Whenever there is ready for us. 

That’s our mantra this am!

Porter and Crew
S/V IBIS 54-152
Isla Contadora, Panama

Excuse the errors.  
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On Sep 1, 2018, at 5:02 AM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Sounds to me that you should just go fast!  LOL 

Sorry for your continued difficulties, just keep enjoying paradise and smile, it makes everything better!  Cheers
s/v Trippin'
54 #101 Grenada

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From: Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
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Sent: Fri, Aug 31, 2018 4:51 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Expected RPM at WOT

Dean thank you

The turbo does spin up. More with load of course. I am able to measure pressure. 

1000 rpm temp 78c and 0 kPa quiet
1500 rpm temp 79c and 20 kPa high pitched whir sound bit no vibration
2000 rpm temp 81c and 70 kPa quiet
2200 rpm WOT 84c and 110/120 kPa quiet

Volvo has yet to respond. 


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On Aug 31, 2018, at 3:16 PM, trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <> wrote:

Hi Porter,
No question remains in my mind that this is a problem for Volvo.

Re Nick’s observation, does the turbo spin up?
I wonder if the turbo is load controlled or just rpm controlled.
If it operates in concert with load being applied, maybe the fault is still associated with the boost sensor.

I’ll check mine in the morning for comparison.


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