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  1. #1
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    Default Volvo AQ130 petrol engine and 270 outdrives

    Hi there,
    I am a new member and would appreciate some help.
    I have recently purchased a Conway 26 fitted with 2 Volvo AQ130 petrol engines and 270 outdrives.
    I am quite handy with the spanners and want to do my own servicing.
    Is there any service manuals/ workshop manuals available.
    Particularly : spark plug types, points , oilfilter, engine oil capacity and grade etc.
    Similar info on the 270 legs: oils , any grease nipples.
    Sorry if it is a bit boring , but have not found my way around yet,
    Regards,
    Lez Taylor

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    Default Re: Volvo AQ130 petrol engine and 270 outdrives

    Try this link Volvo Operators Manuals You can download the manual.
    Brian
    Mysite

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    Default Re: Volvo AQ130 petrol engine and 270 outdrives

    "and want to do my own servicing."
    ........That little combination should keep you occupied [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img].


    Hi Lez and very welcome to the forum.Loads of advice and help available on here on the subject of engines and outdrives.My first suggestion would be to find out what maintaince(if any) has been carried out on those outdrives.If you are lucky the previous owner will have spent his life savings,his kids inheritance and mebbe taken out a loan or two to have then regularly serviced.
    If the boat is out of the water check the oil in the outdrives as a priority,an address you will probably want to take a note of for future reference is www.coastalrides.co.uk.They have a neat website and will supply new and second hand spares at sensible prices.Another one you may need is www.keyparts.co.uk who are a VolvoPenta dealer.

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    Default Re: Volvo AQ130 petrol engine and 270 outdrives

    Lez once you are into the swing of things may I recommend you pay close attention to the 3 small springs underneath where the leg hinges. These are part of the reverese latch mechanism which locks the leg down when you engage reverse. These are quite cheap but if defective allow the leg to kick up when astern .. which is not desirable. They are under water and difficult to change in situ although you can get to them if you can lift the stern a little (or work underwater of course)
    Also dont miss out on the 2 greasing points on the bell housing inside .. you just remove the brass screw cap fill it with grease and screw it backon.
    I get my Volvo outdrives serviced every 2 years, including anode changes.
    martin

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    Default Re: Volvo AQ130 petrol engine and 270 outdrives

    Many thanks to you all, I have taken note of what you have advised,
    regards,
    Lez

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    Default Re: Volvo AQ130 petrol engine and 270 outdrives

    Hi there ''oldgit''
    I have tried both of these addresses, but do not get anywhere,
    Any suggestions?
    Regards,
    Lez

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    Default Re: Volvo AQ130 petrol engine and 270 outdrives

    Hi Brian,
    Have downloaded the manual, thankyou for the info.
    Regards,
    Lez

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    Default Re: Volvo AQ130 petrol engine and 270 outdrives

    Lez, Hi I also have a Conway 26 with AQ 140's on 280 drives. There is a manual by SELOC which covers all the engines and drives. I have one and it is pretty good... a bit like the Haynes Manual for cars. I'm just removing my engines to replace with Mercruiser 1.7 diesels. Have you any pictures of your boat... there aren't that many of us Conway owners around... cheers and good luck with her.... Iain

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    Default Re: Volvo AQ130 petrol engine and 270 outdrives

    Hi Iain,
    Will look up the Manual, The Conway I am collecting from Desborough on Sunday and then parking in my drive for a couple of weeks so I can go through it,check it over and fit out to my spec.
    Add :calorifier,Inverter, water bag to bow tank,oil pressure guages, gps and fishfinder.
    Luckily I have a great neighbour who will let me straddle our and his drives.
    When complete I will add some photos.
    My Marina is at Bredon, Nr Tewkesbury ,they were nearly wiped out in the floods and will take months to get back to get back to normality.
    Don't know when we will launch, but son in law has a large farm about 10 miles away so will store it there.
    Regards,
    lez

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