DP-SMTD3 noise - Volvo Forums - Volvo Enthusiasts Forum


Penta Discuss Volvo Penta Marine Machines Within.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-06-2017, 06:45 AM
JBA JBA is offline
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Posts: 1
Default DP-SMTD3 noise

Last summer I bought a boat with VolvoPenta D3-160 A-A engine and with a DP-SMTD3 2.11 outdrive. Engine is 2005 model and has approx. 400hours in it. During the summer I found out there is a clanking noise when the engine is running on neutral gear and the noise was a bit louder when the boat had just been driven (warm oils I guess). In my opinion there was nothing wrong when driving the boat with cruising speed.

Boat was then lifted up for inspection and a guy with long time experience with boats (but not certified VP mechanic) checked the u-joints, bellow and gimbal bearing but found out nothing which could explain the noise. I also had a chat with some certified VP mechanics when visiting VP dealer to buy maintenance parts and they said that most likely it's nothing serious but in this type of outdrives there is a pretty big play between the teeths and that makes the noise.

Now when I lifted up the boat for the winter and ran the engine for freshwater rinse and glycol treatment I found out the noise to be pretty loud when the drive unit is completely out of the water which obviously filters the sound. And in addition the sound is almost the same with neutral gear or forward gear (didn't try reverse) at least when there's no pressure on the propellers. I changed the gear oil but it didn't have any effect on the noise and I think the old oil was ok in colour and I couldn't find any metal pieces from it.

This is my first post on the forum and I'm not familiar with attachments so here is a dropbox link to the video where the sound or noise can be clearly heard:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xqeu34qssp..._5791.m4v?dl=0

Are there any opinions whether this could be normal or is there a definitely reason to take the outdrive for a certified VP dealer for disassembly and inspection.

p.s. Sorry for my English, I'm from Finland.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Noise In Front Left Suspension, noise when damping ltdakheel Volvo S80 0 08-03-2016 03:13 PM
Ticking noise, low whining noise, Freon... Heather202 Volvo S40 4 04-25-2016 09:54 PM
service light with beeping noise and noise from gas tank chimmychong Volvo S40 2 04-02-2008 09:39 AM
scary BUZZ Noise is worse - Videos w/ sound of noise included ludeless Volvo 850 22 08-28-2007 08:14 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:12 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.