in my boat has displayed a small sea water
leak at the elbow
where the sea water
cooloing circuit from the heat exchanger
enters the exhaust elbow
. I now consider myself very lucky to have investigated this leak further and before my motor
suffered a serious in-service failure.. I have now changed-out a very corroded fitting
I wish to alert other members with a Perkins
Prima_50, Prima_60, or Prima_80 engine
that they would be well advised to check the condition of this fitting on their engine as part of their routine maintenence program.
Reference photos of the very corroded elbow, its new replacement, and the Perkins OEM part number attached for your information.
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