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    Re: perkin starter help

    ebay is a good choice for most engines
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    Re: About to reinstall cylinder head. Any tips?

    Ask Pro-Flex. I done racing engines, diesels and radial engines. I always use a sealer. Thin one on gaskets that compress and a thicker one on thin metal gaskets. I'm 70 and only had one head gasket...
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    Re: john deere 6076 engine heating probs

    Don't know your engine, but sounds like a heat exchanger in a tank. Places that service heat exchangers/radiators can probably fix or build a new core. If there is an equivalent tractor version, try...
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    Re: Have I ruined my genset?

    Common in small generator engines is the glazing of the cylinder walls when run at light loads at high speed for many hours. Diesel fuel helps lube the rings. At high speed/no load very little diesel...
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    Re: Perkins Prima m50 - Taco & Temp

    Try Ebay
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    Re: 8.0 KW Westerbeke Fuel pump wont activate

    You need to check every connection between the fuel pump and the battery including grounds. Problem is probably corrosion in a connector, fuse holder, etc. Make sure you get 12 volts to the relays...
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    Re: AQD40 / TMD40 fuel consumption

    Fuel use goes up rapidly as you get near top end. On much bigger boats it's common to use twice the fuel used at hull speed for about 7-8 knots more. You're probably not fully planing. You're pushing...
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    Re: wards minn kota model 50612

    Start here or look up a dealer. https://www.minnkotamotors.com/
  9. Thread: Dock Whip

    by Lepke
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    Re: Dock Whip

    Anything commercial was once homemade. Most involve long fiberglass rods. You need the dock owners permission in most cases and your design needs to maintain the connection to the dock in all...
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    Re: 6-71 engines bubbling

    The nice thing about 71s is no injector pump. No bleeding problems and one less accessory to rebuild. I was a commercial fisherman and in my time the 671 was the most common engine. The reliability...
  11. Thread: 6-71 full fuel

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    Re: 6-71 full fuel

    If you don't have a service manual, get one. They're often on Ebay. The WWII manual works for most Grays. Or join http://boatdiesel.com They have PDFs of early training and service manuals for 671s. ...
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    Re: Stuck piston in Palmer PW27.

    A mild acid used to prepare galvanized gutters for soldering. Available at better hardware stores. It will eat the rust, but leave good metal. Afterwards use a baking soda solution to neutralize.
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    Re: 4107 Engine wont go into reverse

    It could be. Not all sellers are truthful. I have opened engines/transmissions and found parts missing, broken, etc.. If the owner thinks it's a cheap/easy fix, make it a condition that he has it...
  14. Re: Possible modified the construction engine into marine engine

    The big difference between marine engines and industrial engines is that the same engine block in marine service gets a higher hp rating because water cools the coolant better than air does. Usually...
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    Re: 74' Atomic 4 fresh fuel question.

    It would be better to have the temp fuel can on the deck outside. Your engine installation should have a blower. Make sure you have good spark. If you have a clean squirt bottle, you can put some...
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    Re: Converting Gas to Diesel

    There's a lot of small diesels, new and used that could replace the gas engine. Most diesels turn slower than gas engines but turn a bigger prop or one with more blades. The transmission is part of...
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    Re: Diesel pre heater help

    The pre-heater goes in the air intake, somewhere close to the intake valve. Usually one pre-heater per cylinder. There should be a pipe plug in the intake manifold. If pre-heaters are left on too...
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    Re: Universal 25 Sailboat Engine Issues

    Look for places that have oil and coolant in common. Like the heat exchangers, head gasket. Some have a heat exchanger that cools both the coolant and engine oil. Take a compression test. If it is...
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    Re: Perkins 4108 core plug size needed please

    4108 have farm and industrial applications. Usually a bigger farm supply has Perkins parts. Otherwise a Perkins dealer. Check the internet.
    I have bought from: www.parts4engines.com/ and...
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    Re: Tips for priming a 12V71

    A really nice feature of the 71 series engines, everything, engine, pumps, blower, etc., is designed to be rebuilt in the field. Sherman tanks that the marines used had 671s. Also they powered...
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