Volvo pent with salt water inside

Discussion in 'Sterndrives' started by Philrob, May 11, 2012.

  1. Philrob
    Joined: May 2012
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    Philrob New Member

    My Regal 2500 (11 months old with less than 100 hours) was being taken to its first service when it stopped dead. It turned out a hose had blown off and had directed sea water into the air intake manifold. Now we have one cylinder with no pressure and air being blown the wrong way at the other cylinders. When they reconnect the hose it blows straight off.

    Does not seem to be a common problem.

    I am wondering if the engine can be fixed properly or if it needs replacing and wondering if anyone knows how this could have happened.

    Robert P in Sydney Australia

  2. CDK
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    CDK retired engineer

    That's very bad Robert. I'm afraid there is no cheap solution; the engine has to be lifted out and dismantled to assess the damage.
    With luck your insurance will cover the costs.
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