Volvo Penta Zinc Gimbal Housing Anode For SX up to 2007 and DP-SM Outdrives.
This is often called the smiley face Gimbal anode as it has eyes and smiley mouth shape to it.
Genuine Volvo Penta Anodes are the OEM Zinc anodes as fitted from new on you leg or Saildrive. The anode protects the drive, engine and propeller from corrosion due to electrical currents in the water. When you change your anode, make sure that it is not painted and that it has good contact via the bolts and metal surface to the drive.
If your anode is worn away by 33% or more, it is advisable to change it, as more of its surface area has been worn away and the remaining anode will wear away much quicker. Please note this is a Zinc anode for saltwater use. The magnesium version is only suitable for freshwater and aluminium, which is suitable for brackish water.
Volvo Penta Part Number: 3854130
For: DP-SM, SX legs up to 2007
SX for 1994-MD
SX for 1995-HU
SX-M, SX-C, SX-C1, SX-C2, SX-CT1, SX-MTD, SX-MTD3, SX-RT1, SX-CT2, SX-ST