outdrive bellows

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nimrod
Sep 14, 2010
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dammit danny! 26' skipjack flybridge
i have a volvo dps-a outdrive, and the other day when i was flushing the engine my son notice water sputtering out of the lower bellows on the drive. it was only when the engine was running. is this normal? i thought both those bellows were supposed to be water tight....any help or insight will ease my stress. thanks.
 

mike100

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Jul 16, 2007
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I have the same unit. The lower bellow is for exhaust and cooling water. Im pretty sure it's designed to do that. Mine does.
 

Randy V

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Mar 19, 2008
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You should take another look to be sure - soon.

Those bellows should never be open to the water.
 

salty nuts

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Jun 2, 2004
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Lower bellow no big deal exhaust...if it were the upper bellow big deal u joints could be in jeopardy!
 

ZMAN

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Jun 20, 2004
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Lower bellow has small hole on the bottom. This allows excessive water to drain after flush
 

Randy V

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C'mon man. I know you're trying to be helpful but know or don't post. This could cost the guy money let alone anxiety. Lower bellows has raw water running through it in normal operation. Has a hole to drain.
I made the assumption his boat was in a slip and he seemed to not be sure, so I thought it was important he verify what was actually happening.