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  1. @Wirewheels OceanX. Again, 1:95:1 ratio. If still curious, kneel down, look at the face of each drive and you’ll see a silver tag. Serial number and ratio are embossed into each. The changeover was dealer completed. Time to move to maintenance history since replacement, last time each was removed (should be annually), engine history/maintenance, manifold condition and last replacement, etc. Each of these individually, and in total, are more relevant to your wallet, reliability and enjoyment considering how the boat is currently configured. The XDP drives are long gone.
  2. If the serial numbers are correct, which seems to be the case, this boat doesn't have XDP’s. The work was completed by a Volvo Penta authorized dealer. OceanX drives are (essentially) time proven DPS-A’s with two wonderful sensors and an excellent corrosion resistant coating. Not sure how to say this, so I apologize in advance... There are things to worry about, but whether this boat had, or wondering if it currently has, XDP’s doesn’t make the list. These other things include maintenance history since replacement, last time each was removed, manifolds, etc... Given the XDP’s were removed and
  3. As currently configured, unless there is a serial number mix-up, the unit doesn't have XDP drives any longer. The drive serial numbers tell us everything we need to know (P.S. the installed ratio is 1.95:1). For proof, look and feel each. If 100% black, have a curved radius and feel like a composite (a plastic) compared to metal (aluminum), there's an issue. Tap on each, you'll know immediately (no different than the sound a composite bat makes compared to aluminum). OceanX drives are a distinct silver with a black band where the logo is. They also include the word/phrase OceanX. They don't lo
  4. Cools hydraulic fluid. Suggest doing a Google or Yahoo search on OceanX, or visiting Volvo Penta's web (www.volvopenta.com/en-us/). Lot's of excellent information to review, and learn about. In short, OceanX is a durable coating that protects the outdrive from saltwater corrosion, and a sensor for each water in bellows and water in oil. Regards.
  5. There is a heat exchanger; it’s the approximate 4.0-inch diameter cylinder with hoses to/from, but this isn’t for closed cooling. These engines are fully seawater cooled, single pass. Positively, they and the drives include the OceanX package. The starboard serial no. is 4012202801 (port serial no. Is 4012202802), product no. 3869380, engine designation is 5.7OSXi-G, registered June 2008. Best, Curt
  6. Part number 81630SS. Amazon. Reading two reviews, the housing is different size but lens is the same and can be swapped. Cecil Marine also has the current version, but notes new holes are required. Cecil’s part number is 25.00054. https://www.amazon.com/ITC-81631SS-BR-DB-Red-Navigation-Light/dp/B00K779N2C http://www.cecilmarineonline.com/bow-light-2-3-8-wide-x-3-long-led-with-connectors/
  7. Curt

    SPN 926 FMI 5

    If the issue isn't solved, are you getting an audible alarm, message or both? Not related to the impeller.
  8. Yes, not OEM of course. They’re more durable where winterization is an annual thing or you want to drain the block from time to time for whatever reason. I keep a box handy. Never tried a hot screwdriver. Have used a small torch. Never drilled one. Can be done easily enough though. More than one way to tackle most things. Some just go around the barn more.
  9. Bt Doctur is right on. They can be changed to a brass petcock if you don’t like plastic, but that’s not a cure for this root cause.
  10. Vodia is authorized dealer only. If you have a current laptop, Diacom is about $600 and the pigtail for your motor is about $50 (www.rinda.com). First, pump the fuel out, change the separator and start fresh. With fresh fuel, if a 50 gallon tank, add 3 cans of Sea Foam. If a 75, add 4 cans. If junked up, an injector(s) might be hung. Second, a minor overheat could be as simple as the freshwater impeller needs changed. Pull it and check. If missing vanes, gouged, nicked, whatever, change it. Frankly, just change it anyway if it was dry stored. These should be changed annua
  11. Thank you for the information. When you get the other information, please post. It will help rule some things out (for example, the OceanX alarm is a been every minute). With what you've posted to this point, the motor is a V6-200-J (non-EVC). Unless you are getting a solid audible tone, it's not oil pressure. 175-F is at the upper end of the temperature range, but below the alarm set-point. To quickly analyze this, a computer should be hooked up (Vodia or Diacom). Based on what's been posted to this point, the issue is likely a mild exhaust overheat, O2 sensor out of parameter, a f
  12. Afternoon. Fuel, fuel filter and spark plugs don't have anything to do with the problem. In general, there are 3 conditions that cause an alarm on most Volvo Penta's. Low oil pressure (constant tone), engine coolant overheat (beep), exhaust overheat (beep). Certain Volvo Penta outdrives (OceanX) alarm if low lube level (beep) or water in bellows (beep). Not to make the mystery deeper, but if equipped with EVC, there is a completely different alarm regimen. Given your description, it seems your motor is entering protect mode. If this is what's happening, RPM's are limited to prot
  13. Love that you added water to the anchor locker. Love even more that it’s hot too. Might just add this to the winter list. Thank you for sharing.
  14. For the VP 8.1GiE-M, 6.5 quarts is what I show. I’ll double check in the morning. Do you need the filter part number as well?
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