View Single Post
Old 10-22-2019, 05:59 PM   #12
Senior Member
stevemitchell's Avatar
City: Seattle
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Rendezvous
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander 420 Sundeck
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 266
Originally Posted by twistedtree View Post
Does Volvo not make a block heater for those engines? Most diesels have provisions for one, and two pieces of construction equipment that I have (non-volvo) came with them as standard equipment. That said, I've never used them and am thankful the engines start right up even in sub-zero F conditions.
I'm not sure if they ever did. Maybe for non Penta versions that were used in trucks and such in Europe.

There is a pre-heater coil on these engines that you can use for cold weather starts, and that nearly caused a fire on my boat due to a bad key about a year ago (scroll down past the gratuitous food pics).

It is designed for cold weather starts and helping initial combustion.
Steve Mitchell - Editor
m/v Rendezvous
1988 Ocean Alexander 420 Sundeck
stevemitchell is offline   Reply With Quote