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Old 15-07-2016, 14:34   #1
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Engine Help Vetus 3.10

One of my best friends is on the Atlantic, his Vetus 3.10 is surging and I guessed right it is leaking at the banjo fittings.
Do any of you know if Vetus used crushed washers or are they soft copper?

He could heat and anneal if they are soft while I order him new ones?


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Old 15-07-2016, 15:01   #2
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Re: Engine Help Vetus 3.10

I can't tell from the parts catalog which they are, and I'm not familiar with the engine. But, if they are copper, he can heat them until they glow and then let them slowly cool to anneal. Done it many times on the washers below sparkplugs on aircraft engines.

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Re: Engine Help Vetus 3.10

It is a Mitsubischi block? An alloy block then. I have seen alloy washers on them. Similar to very many new age blocks.

Email Vetus see what they say.

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Re: Engine Help Vetus 3.10

Evidently, Vetus uses Soft Copper Washers for Fuel System Banjo Bolts.
Vetus-Shop.Com : Vetus Fuel System Copper Washer (Vetus STM9024)
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Re: Engine Help Vetus 3.10

The engine guru at Vetus HQ in Schiedam, Holland is Bernard Jansen - He speaks and writes very good English as do most of the people in that office. The engine is based on a Mitsubishi block. The US headquarters office of Vetus is in Hanover, Maryland (410 712 0740) and there are dealers and distributors throughout the US. Maryland carries basic maintenance parts for all M series engines, going back 30 years, but bits and pieces like washers may be easier and quicker to source locally once Bernard Jansen gives you the specs.
Good luck and let me know if you need additional help

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Old 17-07-2016, 09:31   #6
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Re: Engine Help Vetus 3.10

About kneeling Copper,... letting cool slowly is incorrect,

Heat cherry red and cold water quench. It is true to say that this is the opposite case from the annealing procedure that most metals require: where the slowest cooling process possible it preferred.

How ever Copper and some stainless steels need to be cold Quenched to anneal.

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