if the elbow were a custom part to fit the motor into the boat then that elbow would not be a Perkins part. In my boat, the exhaust elbow on the Yanmar is not a Yanmar part as the Yanmar elbow didn't fit into the engine box - so Metal Magic (local stainless fabricator) made up a new elbow for me.
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When my old exhaust elbow on my Perkins 4-108 gave up the ghost, I took it to a local machine shop and had a new one fabricated. I was unable to find an exact match from TAD and the cost for the fabrication was reasonable at $300.
Beetle is correct. The one Perkins provides would not fit my boat so Beneteau must have used a fabricator to build it. Beneteau could not refer me to original fabricator. I have someone local that plans to build it for a reasonable price. Thoughts as to going to stainless steel? Price is almost triple!!
I will see if I have any pics handy. I just got tired of the VP ones coking up every few years, as well as I think the design inhibits coolingwater flow - and the water pump capacity is marginal as it is for this engine in the tropics. We have never had a VP elbow leak.
Thanks guys!! I found out just yesterday there is a business in Fairhope, Al that does build them. I could not locate anyone in the Pensacola area that actually builds them as a business. Surprising to me when you consider the number of businesses locally that are tied into the boating.