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Old 06-12-2014, 13:18   #16
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shop to rebuild a Perkins 4-108 near Charlotte or the NC c

call a mechanic and save some dough.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shop to rebuild a Perkins 4-108 near Charlotte or the NC c

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE REPLIES!

The fuel tank apparently had a build up of condensation and the previous owner had not bleed the fuel/water strainer which caused some water to get pumped into the cylinders. I imagine it did not run very long!!!!

I finally got her freed up by filling the engine with lightweight oil and spraying tons of PB blaster down the air intake into the cylinders and very gently rocking the flywheel bold back and forth.

Once I got it free I had to replace the batteries and have the starter rebuilt but now she is running great!!

These old Perkins 4-108's really ARE bullet (and idiot) proof!!!
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shop to rebuild a Perkins 4-108 near Charlotte or the NC c

Check the bottom of the tank for water. You are not going to get that much water from condensation because the tank is designed so that the pickup is above the bottom of the tank giving room for lots of water. The next time you sail and the weather is a rough, the water and junk in the bottom of the fuel tank is going to plug things up probably when you need the engine the most. You bought fuel that had water in it and now you have to get it out. Drain the tank and use some biocide to make sure there is no biological growth. Your fuel injection pump may need attention. You were lucky the governor in the injection pump was not stuck from the junk in the position allowing the engine to runaway and destroy itself.
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Re: Can anyone recommend a shop to rebuild a Perkins 4-108 near Charlotte or the NC c

oldcal46skipper.
Parts4engines.co. actually make the parts for Perkins and you can buy overhaul kits direct from them.
Bell housings etc you can get from Mike Bellamy Lancing marine who will make what you need for any engine.
Both companies ship worldwide.
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