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    Volvo Penta - MD7a for sale

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    Volvo Penta - MD7a
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    • Volvo Penta - MD7a

    You are looking at this awesome Volvo Penta MD7a marine engine package.


    *for a lot more photos and a video of it running, please contact me*.

    These are regarded as one of the best marine engines of this category because they are so robust and reliable. This particular one has not only been looked after well but also has a lot of improvements making it even better! The dependability, economy and just sheer indestructibility of the MD7a is hard to beat.

    With this you get the whole package. The engine itself, an equally indestructible Volvo Penta gearbox, and a full instrument panel complete with a fairly long wiring loom. Its all connected ready to go and can be seen running.

    There is a lot to say about it, but lets start with its story. It lived in an old style fishing boat. We had that boat for a while and its taken us all over the Hampshire and Dorset coast for years. Its not a seasonal boat, it was in the water and being used all year around, and was looked after religiously with full maintenance services to the engine and gearbox every 6 months. Its always been dead reliable and has never failed us in any way. Unfortunately while its an awesome sea boat, its deck has always been a little too small for rod fishing since its designed for potting or something. After having to pull yet another fish hook out of my shoulder, we finally decided that an outboard motor conversion is the way to go, because that would free up a lot of deck space.

    So back to the engine. The MD7a is a brilliant marine engine, its not a marinised industrial or car engine, but was actually designed by Volvo as a marine engine from scratch.
    Basic info: Its a raw-water-cooled two cylinder direct injection diesel engine producing 13.5hp. Some of its design elements include:
    * Everything is GIGANTIC and cast iron. Even the sump seems to be thick cast iron. Over-engineering is not an under-statement.
    * Water pump is direct drive not belt driven.
    * The fuel system (both lift pump and injection pump) is all mechanical, and the engine will in theory run without any electric power at all in an emergency.
    * The gearbox is huge, over engineered and water cooled, so you can throw it in fwd and rev as much as you want.
    * Fuel filter and oil filter are both spin-on, no messing around with internal elements etc.

    Being a MD7a its already very good, however it has also had a lot of upgrades. A lot these are custom done as one-offs by an engineering shop. These include:
    * stainless steel exhaust elbow, since the original cast iron elbows rust, whereas this one will never rust.
    * Upgraded alternator. Not only is it much more powerful than the original (i believe its 120a?), great for multiple batteries etc, but its also from a van so much cheaper to repair/replace than an original Volvo Penta one.
    * The semi-custom-made instrument panel is very comprehensive and there is a gauge for pretty much everything. Rpm, water temperature, oil temperature, oil pressure and voltage. The instrument panel body is originally by Mermaid however has been modified to work with this engine. All the gauges are back-lit for night use. There are also warning lights and a warning buzzer.
    * Fuel pump rebuilt and slightly modified by somebody who knows these old fuel pumps. Its been tweaked to go a bit better and also has a few upgraded/modernized parts to make it more reliable.

    The engine and gearbox have been serviced ready for its new home. All fluids filters etc are new and so is the alternator belt. In the last 2 years its had a lot of work including fuel pump/injector work, top end rebuild with valves head gasket piston rings head skim etc etc. Its always been looked after well and maintained religiously.

    The engine is bolted to a palette ready for transport, and of course can be seen running, it will run just fine bolted to its palette and i can connect it to a fuel tank and water supply and you can see it run for a while.

    Ok so now for the boring part. Please read this bit before thinking of buying this. As a second hand engine its sold as-is with no guarantees and is non returnable. Please ask questions, watch the video of it running, come see and inspect it etc. Payment in cash only please. Must be collected from Dorset. I can help you load it into your vehicle but unfortunately cant deliver. If you are using a courier to collect it please make sure they can pay in cash on your behalf.

    Thanks
    £ 1,950
    Category:Boat Engines
    Subcategory:Inboard Diesel Engines
    Manufacturer:Volvo Penta
    Model:MD7a
    Mooring Country:United Kingdom
    Year built:1975
    Condition:well maintained
    Sale Type:Used
    Sale:Private
    Sales status:available
    No. of cylinders:2
    Cylinder capacity:700
    Revolutions per minute (RPM):3000
    Oil type:Oily
    Starter:Manual & electric start
    Cooling type:Salt water
    Propulsion:Shaft-drive
    No. of engines:1
    Power:14
    Fuel:Diesel
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