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Old 07-03-2014, 16:41   #1
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Perkins 4108

Hello all, and thanks for the replies re. the water pump">raw water pump - sorted.
Here's another question: The Seamaster 27 with a Perkins 4108 that I bought recently has had major work done - new shaft, re-con. parts on engine etc. The work hasn't been totally complete, as gauges etc need to be connected. The engine has to be stopped by pulling a cable tie (!), which is connected to a spring loaded mechanism on the engine. The cable tie runs toward the stern. My question is: what is the normal arrangement to have a stop mounted on the dash? I presume it's a cable, but to get do the dash it would have to do a 180 deg. bend over the top of the engine, then bend upwards again to the dash. Or is it routed towards the exhaust then upwards? Thank again,
Harry Bond.

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Old 07-03-2014, 17:35   #2
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Re: Perkins 4108

On my Perkins 4-108 there was a stop solenoid connected to the spring mechanism on the injector pump. There was a button on the dash that activated the solenoid which would then pull on the spring mechanism on the injector pump, ****-off the fuel to the pump and thence stop the engine. If you cannot be a solenoid switch you could rig up something with a throttle cable.

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Old 07-03-2014, 17:47   #3
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Re: Perkins 4108

The stop does not have to go to the " Dash ". In years past many boats had the cable pull located in a cockpit locker . A manual pull is much better than a solenoid . There is usually no hurry to shut down and many reasons not to !
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Old 08-03-2014, 15:05   #4
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Re: Perkins 4108

Perky manual stops reach the HP fuel pump from the rear end they are either boden push/pull type cables sometimes light wire or cordage the trigger end can located pretty much any where
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Old 08-03-2014, 16:28   #5
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Re: Perkins 4108

mine is the manual cable style connected from a lever mechanism on the injection pump to a knob on the pedestal. but it's pretty much a 90 degree turn from engine to pedestal.
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Old 08-03-2014, 18:18   #6
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Re: Perkins 4108

On my Perkins, the stop cable is mounted, facing up, next to the ignition switch just below the port side hatch. You simply pull up on the cable to stop the motor.

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