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Re: Cleaning the fuel tank

Paul Osterberg
 

Pat!
we cleaned our tank by opening the inspection hatch and pumped out the rest with a hand pump same as on our outboard tank. We used a fuel hose with inner diameter the same as the outer diameter on the hose with the hand pump to make it reach down the tank. I had a length of Aluminium tube that fitted well into the fuel hose so it became very easy to position the end at the lowest point I got out most of the fuel less than half a liter left then I toke a broom with a cloth and cleaned the tank, looked as new after that. total time a few hours.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259

Re: Volvo warning

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Thanks for sharing Mark. One more item added to list of maintenance.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark & Debbie Mueller via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:29 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo warning

 

I had the same fault code with the last digit being "0".  I was able to lube and free up the actuator.  It could also indicate a bad sensor or another turbo related issue.  Take a look at the attached and be sure to read the comments that I added at the time.  Good luck with the repair.
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Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54

Re: Cleaning the fuel tank

Patrick McAneny
 

Eric, There is at least one port on the top of the tank. It has never been cleaned, and since there is only a few gallons in the tank I thought it was a good time . I am not interested in polishing or saving the fuel ,just want to suck out any water or sludge that may be in the tank. My filters have also be pretty clean when changed and I have never at fuel issues,but it seems like a good preventive exercise.
Another issue is my filter is about a foot above the bottom of the tank, so if my fuel level is below a foot and I change my filter, fuel will not fill the filter, and if I fill the filter, it simply flows back to the tank, so I am going to lower the filter as much as possible . I was wondering if most filters are installed as low as possible. If I ran out of fuel, I would have to put in probably forty gallons or more to get fuel up to my filter. I suppose a inline pump would solve this as well.
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Mar 10, 2020 2:52 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Cleaning the fuel tank

Hi Pat,
Do you have inspection ports on your tank?
Why do you think you need to clean your tank?
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:24 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Cleaning the fuel tank
 
I have never cleaned a fuel tank and was wondering how one goes about it, I only now have about 10 gallons in the tank. Do you install a pump hose on the end of a length of 1/2 pcv tube and just move it around the bottom of the tank and see what comes out. Any suggestion on what type of pump.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123

Re: Cleaning the fuel tank

eric freedman
 

Hi Pat,

Do you have inspection ports on your tank?

Why do you think you need to clean your tank?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:24 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Cleaning the fuel tank

 

I have never cleaned a fuel tank and was wondering how one goes about it, I only now have about 10 gallons in the tank. Do you install a pump hose on the end of a length of 1/2 pcv tube and just move it around the bottom of the tank and see what comes out. Any suggestion on what type of pump.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123

Re: Volvo warning

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Thanks Mark. It’s pretty much what I did except I used WD40 and did not spray at the same time as moving the arm up and down – maybe I should try that. Maybe I should use Corrosion X instead?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark & Debbie Mueller
Sent: 10 March 2020 14:29
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo warning

 

I had the same fault code with the last digit being "0".  I was able to lube and free up the actuator.  It could also indicate a bad sensor or another turbo related issue.  Take a look at the attached and be sure to read the comments that I added at the time.  Good luck with the repair.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Cleaning the fuel tank

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

I just had mine professionally cleaned – it cost USD500 and took several hours with some pretty sophisticated looking gear, and involved negotiating baffles in the tank. Good luck!

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io
Sent: 10 March 2020 14:24
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Cleaning the fuel tank

 

I have never cleaned a fuel tank and was wondering how one goes about it, I only now have about 10 gallons in the tank. Do you install a pump hose on the end of a length of 1/2 pcv tube and just move it around the bottom of the tank and see what comes out. Any suggestion on what type of pump.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Cleaning the fuel tank

Aras
 

Ya pretty much.  Add a series of filters to remove junk.  Tha'ts the eseeance of fuel polishing....
Aras
Sharki #163


On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 2:24 PM Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have never cleaned a fuel tank and was wondering how one goes about it, I only now have about 10 gallons in the tank. Do you install a pump hose on the end of a length of 1/2 pcv tube and just move it around the bottom of the tank and see what comes out. Any suggestion on what type of pump.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123



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Aras

Re: Volvo warning

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

I had the same fault code with the last digit being "0".  I was able to lube and free up the actuator.  It could also indicate a bad sensor or another turbo related issue.  Take a look at the attached and be sure to read the comments that I added at the time.  Good luck with the repair.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54

Cleaning the fuel tank

Patrick McAneny
 

I have never cleaned a fuel tank and was wondering how one goes about it, I only now have about 10 gallons in the tank. Do you install a pump hose on the end of a length of 1/2 pcv tube and just move it around the bottom of the tank and see what comes out. Any suggestion on what type of pump.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123

Re: Volvo warning

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

I looked up fault code MID 128, SID 27, FMI 1 and it is something to do with the Variable Nozzle Turbine (VNT). A Swedish forum said to WD40 and “exercise” the lever which I did but I still get the error (unlike the person on the forum with the same problem!).

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Volvo warning

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Thanks Mark, that did the trick. Mine is 128, 27, 1 – will now try to find out what it means…

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark & Debbie Mueller
Sent: 10 March 2020 11:55
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo warning

 

Reference the attached pdf.  It indicates that button to press is not the rotary button but the top left button.  Good luck and let us know what fault code you find.
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Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Volvo warning

Sv Garulfo
 

Yes, my bad, it’s the “-“ button not the rotary button. Sorry about that. 


Thomas
GARULFO 

On Tue, 10 Mar 2020 at 06:25, Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...> wrote:
Reference the attached pdf.  It indicates that button to press is not the rotary button but the top left button.  Good luck and let us know what fault code you find.
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Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54

Re: Propeller. Bowthruster lost. Sm435

Arthur Sundqvist
 

Thanks for sharing
Kindest regards
Arthur

10 mars 2020 kl. 07:34 skrev Linda Melton <lindajmelton@...>:

I replaced mine. Screwdriver, snorkel and mask and calm water. Straightforward job.
Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: Volvo warning

Matt Salatino
 

Very helpful, thanks!

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Mar 10, 2020, at 11:55 AM, Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...> wrote:

Reference the attached pdf.  It indicates that button to press is not the rotary button but the top left button.  Good luck and let us know what fault code you find.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54
<Fault Codes - Retrieving Volvo D3 Fault Codes.pdf>

Re: Propeller. Bowthruster lost. Sm435

Arthur Sundqvist
 

Thank you Kevin for good instructions.

Kindest regards
Arthur


10 mars 2020 kl. 08:04 skrev Kevin Cole <jkcsail@...>:

Hello Arthur,
I have had to replace the bow thruster prop underwater. I found that the easiest way align the nylon screws to the hub, was to use 3 stainless screws about 1/4-1/2” longer than the nylon ones. Then I used stainless screws (same size as nylon) to draw prop onto hub. Once the prop is secure to hub, I replace the stainless screws with the nylon. It was easy. Easier than taping prop onto hub with mallet and trying to align the nylon screws. 
Ps. We will be in shelter bay March 17. I have spare hubs/pins/screws if you need

Cheers Kevin 
SM2 Anahita #276
Bocas Del Toro Panama

On Mar 10, 2020, at 6:48 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...> wrote:


Good morning Arthur, 
Scroll down the pictures of the Bow Thruster illustration: 

I once scuba dive to replace the propeller, sadly to discover later that the hub holding the propeller was wobbly… because of elongated holes and end up having to overhaul it

Other informations:

Sincerely, Alexandre




On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 02:06:48 AM UTC, Arthur Sundqvist <arthur@...> wrote:


I need some pictures to understand how to fit the new bowthruster propeller. Propeller and 6 nyloscrews are gone. The round nylon with Tap is there. Can I use that old one and screw the new propeller into it??  Boat in water. Want to do it diving with tanks underwater....
kindest regards
arthur Sundqvist 
sm435. Vista
Panama. Shelter Bay

Re: Propeller. Bowthruster lost. Sm435

Arthur Sundqvist
 

Good Morning Alexandre.
Thank you  for showing me all very informative pictures.
Sincerely
Arthur


10 mars 2020 kl. 06:48 skrev Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>:

Good morning Arthur, 
Scroll down the pictures of the Bow Thruster illustration: 

I once scuba dive to replace the propeller, sadly to discover later that the hub holding the propeller was wobbly… because of elongated holes and end up having to overhaul it

Other informations:

Sincerely, Alexandre




On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 02:06:48 AM UTC, Arthur Sundqvist <arthur@...> wrote:


I need some pictures to understand how to fit the new bowthruster propeller. Propeller and 6 nyloscrews are gone. The round nylon with Tap is there. Can I use that old one and screw the new propeller into it??  Boat in water. Want to do it diving with tanks underwater....
kindest regards
arthur Sundqvist 
sm435. Vista
Panama. Shelter Bay

Re: Propeller. Bowthruster lost. Sm435

Arthur Sundqvist
 

Thanks Bill!
I dive down replace the delrin hub and mount the new propeller with new nylon screws.
See if it works out under water. Then zincanod on prop
  I replaced under water in some minutes that was easy…
Kindest regards 
Arthur

10 mars 2020 kl. 06:39 skrev CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>:

You should replace the delrin hub and screws. Search PHOTOS for "thruster" on the Group website. There are plenty there. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Mon, Mar 9, 2020, 9:06 PM Arthur Sundqvist <arthur@...> wrote:
I need some pictures to understand how to fit the new bowthruster propeller. Propeller and 6 nyloscrews are gone. The round nylon with Tap is there. Can I use that old one and screw the new propeller into it??  Boat in water. Want to do it diving with tanks underwater....
kindest regards
arthur Sundqvist 
sm435. Vista
Panama. Shelter Bay



Re: Volvo warning

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

Reference the attached pdf.  It indicates that button to press is not the rotary button but the top left button.  Good luck and let us know what fault code you find.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54

Re: Circumnavigation

 

Joel,

We need to figure out something. I will work on it and come back with a plan.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Mon, Mar 9, 2020, 8:53 AM amelforme <jfpottercys@...> wrote:
Congratulations on your achievement. Bill Rouse, maybe we should have a HALL OF FAME for Circumnavigators in this group?

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869

> On Mar 9, 2020, at 9:21 AM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> That’s true. Or won gold medals in the Olympics. Well done!!!!!
> Porter McRoberts
> S/V IBIS A54-152
>
> Excuse the errors.
> Sent from my IPhone
> Www.fouribis.com
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>> On Mar 9, 2020, at 8:27 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:
>>
>> Congratulations! You join a very elite group of people. Less people have
>> circumnavigated than have climbed Mt Everest.
>>
>>
>> With best regards,
>>
>> Mark
>>
>> Skipper
>> Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
>> Currently cruising - Galapagos
>> www.creampuff.us
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
>> On Behalf Of amel46met
>> Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:23 PM
>> To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
>> Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Circumnavigation
>>
>>
>> Last night March 7, 2020 the sailing vessel Aphrodite, 1983 Maramu number
>> 125, sailed into Banderas bay Puerto Vallarta Mexico with Captain Tom.
>> Completing a ten year circumnavigation of the world!! Thanks Captain Amel
>> for a great yacht and the support of this group.
>> Thomas Deasy
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Re: Volvo warning

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Thanks Nick, I think I'll take your advice on that. I also tried the 7 sec (and longer) roto knob press as advised by Thomas from Garulfo, but nothing happened - maybe a different software version?

Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io
Sent: 10 March 2020 02:11
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo warning

Hi Paul,
I had the same thing in Grenada.
Grenada Marine were the Volvo agents but frankly were useless.
The technician arrived but could not log into the Volvo network as he had not paid up! He then tried to tell me it was the alternator. Anyhow I decided it was some kind of sensor or the Turbo and continue in limp mode. When we arrived in Martinique, the excellent Volvo agent plugged in his diagnostic computer and it was the Boost sensor that he had in stock and changed there and then. Cost 420 euros.
Nick
S/Y Amelia
AML 54 019
Kilada Greece
On 9 Mar 2020, at 17:09, ULRICH DANGELMEYER <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...> wrote:

Hi, Paul,

this error message sounds very familiar… on our D3-110 we had 3 years
ago, just when we wanted to leave, exactly such a message with red light warning, engine failure! no further information. You can read in your Volvo manual which error codes are displayed. But then you still don't know which error is present. In any case, you need a Volvo technician with a VODIA tester, who can read the error memory of your ECU and delete it later. In our case an experienced electronic technician first tried his luck, but he could only suspect a sensor error.
We then called the Volvo hotline to get a Volvo technician, which took time because we were on a small Greek island and didn't want to continue with the engine. With the tester he found the fault in two minutes: the boost pressure sensor. It had to be ordered, it was not in stock from Volvo in Greece, so it had to be delivered from Sweden. The whole thing cost us three weeks of our holidays and 1100 Euros. The (BOSCH) sensor costs about 150€, in our bill it were 280 €! The difference were diagnosis and traveling costs. Grrr...
It's a huge mess with the fully electronically controlled engines, just like in a car. In case of malfunctions you can only do the basics without tester and expertise. It's unimaginable when you are on a long passage and the error message comes. But the Volvo man had one small consolation: the engines all have an emergency program in background like in cars, that allows you to continue driving in a reduced gear without the engine breaking down. Of course, the oil and cooling must be right.

Hope this may help you a little bit, I like to recommend you to get directly in Touch with "VOLVO Action service“, a 24/7 „global break down service in 28 languages“.
Try +32 9 255 69 77 or (while you stay in Grenada): +1 336 393 4968.

My best wishes.
Stay calm and carry on..

Best Regards

Ulrich
„Soleil Bleu“ / A54 #088, Dodecanesos Greece.
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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98