It is about time to share the cost for our Volvo Penta MD 19 renovation. As said earlier we have done most of the work ourselves and spent some time finding cheap spare parts on the internet. If you want to know more about where we found all the spare parts, click HERE.
Ordered from internet to what we think was a reasonable price. The main issue here was that it was hard to find the correct liners.
We outsourced the service of the cylinder head since we didn’t have the correct tools and this is the price we had to pay for that job.
This post is much of the spare parts we bought, and it includes:
Connection rod bearings
… and other small spare parts
We had to fix the connection between the heat exchanger and the exhaust manifold due to bad corrosion. We outsourced that part to the same guy that fixed the cylinder head and this is the price we paid for that service.
The service kit we bought for the circulation pump.
Other Engine Renovation cost
This a description of the post for the other renovation costs in the table above.
We made a new crankcase ventilation and this cost is some pipe fittings for that.
We bought a new thermostat since the old one had the wrong opening temperature.
The gearbox looked good and we only did minor changes to it. This cost is for new o-rings, sealings and gaskets for the gearbox.
We left the injectors at a engine shop to do a pressure test of them. They looked pretty okay, and they just adjusted the opening pressure on one of the injectors.
Other small costs
This is a big post and includes all small parts that doesn’t cost that much but together they are a lot. The costs here includes:
Different kinds of gaskets
All blog posts related to our Volvo Penta renovation can be found under the category Engine. We have also added some new pages, where we will collect all our information posts so that they can be easily found. These pages will be updated as our renovation progresses. They can be found under Cost & Information.
In this blog post we will show our gearbox renovation and crankcase ventilation solution. For the crankcase ventilation solution we finally decided that we will pass the blow-by gases to the intake via the valve cover.
We have a Volvo Penta RB gearbox, which we wanted to take apart to see that everything looked good, and change/repair what was necessary.
We measured the wear on the gearbox. Everything was according to specification, so we will only change sealings and gaskets. One thing we noticed when taking it apart was that the old oil in the gearbox smelled like transmission oil, which is common to use for gearboxes, but for Volvo Penta RB gearbox you actually should use standard engine oil.
CrankCase ventilation solution
As said above, the solution we decided to settle with was to pass the blow-by gases to the intake via the valve cover. The reason we choose this solution is because we don’t want the blow by gases inside the boat.
The next step of our Volvo Penta MD19 renovation will be to do the final painting and test-run it again to make sure that the leakages fixes we did works. If you want to read more about our engine renovation, all posts related to that can be found under the category Engine.
After we had cleaned all the parts of our engine and all the new spare parts had arrived it was time to start assembling our Volvo Penta MD19 engine. During the whole process of assembling the engine we used our handbook for Volvo Penta MD19 a lot. In the handbook all necessary torquing and measurements were specified.
Next up will be to do some more service of the diesel injector pump and continue assembling the remaining engine parts. All of our blog posts about our engine restoration can be found under the category Engine, if you want to read more about it.
In this blog post we will share where we found the spare parts for our Volvo Penta MD19 (which is very similar to Volvo Penta MD21). Some of the spare parts were really hard to find, so hopefully this will help someone.
Most of the spare parts
We ordered most of our parts from Der Franzose. The Volvo Penta MD19 is based on an Indenor XDP-4.88 engine, which was used in some Peugeot cars, with external Volvo Penta parts to adapt it to a marine engine. From Der Franzose we ordered:
Connection rod bearings
… and other small spare parts
Liners & Pistons
It was very hard to find new liners for our engine. After searching through the whole internet (at least that’s what it felt like) we found them on Citroworld. It was a complete kit with:
Non-original Volvo Penta Parts
At the website CromMarine we found non-original Volvo Penta parts. From CromMarine we bought:
new gaskets for the heat exchanger
a new thermostat
Gear box sealings
Sealing for our gear box we bought seperately at the swedish store, Kullager.se. They had the right measurements and this was a cheaper way to buy them.
Service Kit Circulation Pump
We ordered a service kit for the circulation pump from Indenor-retro. The service kit included:
Now when we found all our spare parts for our Volvo Penta MD19, the next step will be to put the engine back together with the new spare parts. If you want to read more about our service of a Volvo Penta MD19 engine, more blog posts can be found under the category Engine.