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Old 29-05-2007, 07:22   #1
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Manual / Handbook for Perkins.

When I was in my teens and early twenties and used to buy old cars I always invested in a Haynes Manual and found them invaluable Now I am in my late forties and have recently bought a boat with a Perkins 80hp deisel engine (inboard).

I'd really like to get a decent manual for it so that I do do the necessary mainentance and replace parts when they go wrong.

I don't know if Haynes ( or Haines) do the manuals but my engine is a 4 cylinder
with the following number BB 80680 U 688355 Y.


I have looked on ebay but they talk about "Perkins New 1000 Series 4 & 6 Cyl. diesel engines" etc. I don't know what "series" my engine is !!!

( If you know pleas spill the beans! )

Many thanks for all the help to a newbie.

David.
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When I was in my teens and early twenties and used to buy old cars I always invested in a Haynes Manual and found them invaluable Now I am in my late forties and have recently bought a boat with a Perkins 80hp deisel engine (inboard).

I'd really like to get a decent manual for it so that I do do the necessary mainentance and replace parts when they go wrong.

I don't know if Haynes ( or Haines) do the manuals but my engine is a 4 cylinder
with the following number BB 80680 U 688355 Y.


I have looked on ebay but they talk about "Perkins New 1000 Series 4 & 6 Cyl. diesel engines" etc. I don't know what "series" my engine is !!!

( If you know pleas spill the beans! )

Many thanks for all the help to a newbie.

David.
Your engine is a Prima or "500 Series" engine. Exact model is 504-2T.
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Old 30-05-2007, 23:19   #3
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Thanks for that info.

Any ideas about getting a manual / handbook ?
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Old 31-05-2007, 07:15   #4
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I could get you a workshop manual, but would have to sell it, as I work for a Perkins dealer. Maybe someone on here has a .pdf of it. If not, you may be better off getting it from a local dealer, as I am in NJ.
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Does anyone have a .pdf version for me ?
Would really appreciate the help.
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Old 07-06-2007, 22:58   #6
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How much would the manual and the postage to Fethiye, Mugla, Turkey work out at ? Don't forget that massive discount for being Perkins lover !

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Old 07-06-2007, 23:09   #7
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I have a pdf version of the shop manual for the 4-107 & 4-108. I belive I got here from Gord. I'll send it to anyone who wants it.
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Yes Please !
my email is : dave@intaccs.com

Very kind of you - I'm sure they will help me.

Thanks again
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Numerous Online Manuals are available from Owner’s Sites, including Perkins:

Endeavour Owners
Endeavour Manuals
http://www.endeavourowners.com/dscsn...p%20Manual.pdf

Cape Dory Owners
CDSOA, Inc. -- Groups & Publications
http://www.capedory.org/manuals/Perk...shopManual.pdf
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Just a thought -
Pete wrote this "Your engine is a Prima or "500 Series" engine. Exact model is 504-2T"

How do you know what series my engine is ? and can I check it for myself online? I guess that you went by my engine number that I quoted as being BB 80680 U 688355 Y.

The link to the .pdf manuals is for the 4.107, 4.108, 4.99
Are these related to my 504-2T engine ?

Sorry if this is a dumb question but I am not familiar with the numbering and series etc. The numbers look quite different to me !

Thanks for advice
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Perkins Engine Number Guide:
http://www.dodge50.co.uk/engine-ident.pdf
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Well thanks - that list has helped a bit although it leads to more questions !

I can see that the first 2 letters "BB" means that I have a
Prima 500 series 504-2T.

(1)
The table says that my last number (in my case "Y") means the year of manufacture but there is nothing to show what the "Y" corresponds to ie which year ? At least I couldn't see any look up table for that.

(2)
On the table I can also see the 4.108 ( the E family) but I can not see any mention of the 4.107 or 4.99 in this listing. So I don't know why the manuals have these numbers ?
- just trying to understand it !

(3) Anyone have a link for a pdf of the Prima 500 series 504-2T manual ?

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YEAR OF MANUFACTURE CODE: Y = 1994
This code indicates the calendar year of manufacture. The letters I, O, Q, R and Z will not be used.
A 1974
B 1975
C 1976
D 1977
E 1978
F 1979
G 1980
H 1981
J 1982
K 1983
L 1984
M 1985
N 1986
P 1987
S 1988
T 1989
U 1990
V 1991
W 1992
X 1993
Y 1994
A 1995
B 1996
C 1997
D 1998
E 1/1/99–31/3/99
F 1/4/99–31/12/99
G 2000
H 2001
J 2002
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Thanks
- so my engine is 13 years old !
Wow !!

- it must have been sitting in a warehouse for years because it was ordered as "new" for the boat I bought, and the boat is only 4 years old !!!

Any thoughts on getting a pdf manual for it ?
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Numerous Online Manuals are available from Owner’s Sites, including Perkins:

Endeavour Owners
Endeavour Manuals
Specifically:
http://www.endeavourowners.com/dscsn...p%20Manual.pdf

Cape Dory Owners
CDSOA, Inc. -- Groups & Publications
Specifically:
http://www.capedory.org/manuals/Perk...shopManual.pdf
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