Why not use E for Extreme??? This is a new requirement and any 8. Test of a 26' 7. Does anyone else have an 8. I am nervous about running the oil 2. Re: Oil capacity problem: 8. Test of a 28' 8. Please observe that the information available varies depending on the product and year of production.
The one with the most torque at the point that the boat has to struggle to get up and out, will have the better hole shot. Nevertheless, by studying the data you will discover patterns and trends that should help giude you in your engine selection. Personally I would prop it to 4600 or as close as I could get. We invite you to view all of the results. Thank you in advance, Jer Re: Oil capacity problem: 8. I also have heard that suction pumps can't get all of the oil out to begin with.
Write this down… First off, they all start with G, like in Gas. Then in every manual since they have made the same mistake. The odd thing is that I only removed 6 quarts. There are several things that are noteworthy when looking at the overall picture of this engine, including but not limited to. From basic maintenance and troubleshooting to complete overhauls, our Volvo Penta Stern Drive manuals provide the information you need. Anyone know why the Volvo 8. Sorry I can't give you a difinitive answer but I'm sure someone will follow up with one.
Acceleration was crisp with no hesitation upon rapid advancement of the throttle. What I think is odd though is that if you go to Volvo's site now it advises 9 quarts as well. Volvo's same engines in Europe were utilizing private label 15w-50 which was a simple re-brand of Mobil 1 Extended Performance 15w-50 packaged by the big red O into a Volvo container at their Lube Plant in Graveson, France. Our test boat was powered by a pair of 375-hp 8. Depending on how long she cooled off, some of the oil was still in the passages. Hatchman and Richard W, Just like Mercruiser, Volvo Penta has changed their oil spec at least in the owners manual for a 2012 8. Once Volvo makes a typo, it lasts forever.
So to sum it all up, an 8. Didn't know if there were any additives, etc. This assumes all other things are equal, boat, weight, drive, props etc. Cruise modes, tow modes, trim assist, and single lever modes… all are available at the push of a button. In high power turns there was no ventilation of the props. Re: Oil capacity problem: 8. Best cruise was at 3000 rpm where she went 29.
Testing conditions also bear on the results. Yesterday I changed the oil for the first time since ive owned it. Hello all, I have a Penta 8. A truly robust design and an advanced monitoring system help to ensure reliability. Most prominent among those are weight, beam and deadrise. Both oils were suitable, and were not specialized blends, just packaged in Volvo plastic. Use Volvo oil when the new version finially appears if that makes you comfortable, but for me I much prefer Mobil 1 15w-50 as it is available at any Walmart, exceeds our requirements by a bunch, and cost less.
One factor of these Volvo Penta gas engines that many find confusing, including us, is the nomenclature of each engine type. Not looking for a debate here. That's my take on it. This is for lower end 4. The 15w indicates that it acts as a 15 weight oil would at low temperature, and as a 50 weight would at elevated temperatures.
The three models of the 8. In summary, we found the test boat handled extremely smoothly to power inputs. At the low end of this range I am a little concerned about longevity. I was trying to be specific as far as the question of longevity is concerned. I had good oil pressure and the engine sounded and ran fine. There are several Mobil 1 viscosities that do. Where did you read that it takes 6 quarts? So I sucked everything out that would have been read by the dip stick.
I could not find any specific limitations in the owners manual about a P spec or even mention of the catalytic converter. In this case availability dictated the spec, not the other way around as we would assume. Merc may have had a bigger budget for the higher rating, so they spent more time on it. It was equipped with a Duoprop F5 lower unit with a 1. As a comparison, the same 8.