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Old 12-01-2014, 10:18   #1
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A non marine source for Perkins Parts

I have always heard a rumor that because Perkins engines are used in so many industrial applications that there are parts suppliers to these entities and as such is possible to get my 4.108 parts much cheaper than going through a marine dealer. Wondering if any of the members here know of such a place in the states that supplies Perkins parts to the guys that use these motors in tractors, skid steers, forklifts, or any other non-marine type use and maybe be able to avoid the markup associated with the word " Marine".
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Re: A non marine source for Perkins Parts

I don't know about dealers in the states but i have always got my Perkins parts from a good chap in uk see www.parts4engines.com and he buys his stock in from the states i believe directly from maxiforce
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Re: A non marine source for Perkins Parts

The 108 was used a lot for large water pumps and generators. But not sure who the manufactureres were. The 4-236 was used extensively in Forklifts and might be easier. I'm amazed at the prices at places like Foley Engine though. Pretty darn cheap.
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Re: A non marine source for Perkins Parts

Try Bobcat or Case skid-steerers maybe ?
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Re: A non marine source for Perkins Parts

[QUOTE=Foley Engine though. Pretty darn cheap.[/QUOTE]

Dr. Diesel is such a PITA to deal with not worth the stress, I have one of there super "High Speed" rear main seal gaskets in my Perky that was supposed to stop the leaks there, well two years in she's leaking again.

I was always told that going to the outfits that supply the non marinized versions of our engines is a way to save some bucks.
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Re: A non marine source for Perkins Parts

1. Try Google or any other search engine

2. The same is true of both Universal and Yanmar. Universals are Kubota engines with heat exchangers thrown on, and Yanmars were used for industrical pumping applications as part of their original design.
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Re: A non marine source for Perkins Parts

I've "heard" that Perkins and Westerbekes are very similar, maybe the same block? Turns out the Westerbeke block was also used in London taxicabs, and I bought a cooling pump from the London Taxicab Association a few years ago. You might want to look to the UK for parts.
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I've "heard" that Perkins and Westerbekes are very similar, maybe the same block? Turns out the Westerbeke block was also used in London taxicabs, and I bought a cooling pump from the London Taxicab Association a few years ago. You might want to look to the UK for parts.
Would think the shipping would eat up the savings.
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