Re: Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C

Alan Grayson

On one of our older boats we had the same issue and it turned out to be a leaky front seal on the injector pump pumping fuel into the oil.
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai

From: <> on behalf of Dirk Hooff <sypenelope@...>
Sent: Wednesday, 2 September 2020 10:44 AM
To: <>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Oil Pressure Volvo D3 I - C
Hi all,

since yesterday I have an oil pressure problem on my AMEL 54#96.
When I go from normal speed to idle, the oil alarm starts.
Of course, this doesn´t happen in the port but between the islands in Croatia.
My German Volvo expert suspects that the oil is too thin.
Diesel has probably gotten into the oil.
That´s why I changed the oil. More than 7 liters of very thin oil came out.
Then the engine ran again without an oil pressure alarm.
But today, when I switched back to idle, the alarm went on again.
I appreciate any advice or experiences.
Thanks a lot,


Currently Croatia close to Dubrovnik

Am 01.09.2020 um 16:21 schrieb Courtney Gorman via <Itsfun1@...>:

You need a Puller it's much safer
but if push comes to shove I hammered mine out with a blank and mini sledge

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From: ngtnewington Newington via <ngtnewington@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 1, 2020 8:52 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main furling motor and gear on 54

I know this has come up before, but I am servicing the main sail furling motor and worm drive.
It is all well but the top shaft seal should be replaced.
Shaft into the worm gear is very tight. Soaked it in diesel for some hours, hesitant to hit it. Plan to find a press to press it out.
Does anyone have a better idea?
S/Y Amelia
AML 55-019

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