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Old 08-07-2014, 03:07   #1
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Which Perkins is This?

Hi All,

I've recently purchased an s&s 39 with what appears to be a Perkins engine which I am not sure what model it is or actually how to start it...I have found the following information which may or not be useful...
Block no 7116400/9
another number 57112940/1 and LNC24068/6

So can anyone suggest what it might be? And then how would one start the bastard?
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Old 08-07-2014, 05:40   #2
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Re: Which Perkins is this?

Hi, Are you able to post some Photos of the beast. You should be able to see how many injectors there are.
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Old 16-07-2014, 22:51   #3
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Re: Which Perkins is this?

Hi
Is it a 4 or 6 cylinder motor
With the engine number you supplied
Sounds like an early production engine
I have Perkins 6354 with a 7 digit engine
number which indicates it was built in 1966



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Old 17-07-2014, 09:10   #4
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If it is actually a Perkins, then on that type of boat I'd expect to find a 4-108; or one of the variants of this base engine (westerbeke, etc).

photos would solve it most likely.
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Re: Which Perkins is this?

Perkins numbering can be a little confusing. Have you downloaded the 4-108 / 4-236 Perkins manuals. They have enough pics to help you get started.

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So can anyone suggest what it might be? And then how would one start the bastard?
Might want to figure out how to turn it off first
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Old 17-07-2014, 21:26   #7
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Try hitting Utube and look for Perkins. I recently was able to tell small differences in Volvos, and I suspect there will be plenty of videos of Perkins.____Worth a try!______Grant.
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Old 18-07-2014, 00:20   #8
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Thanks all mystery solved it's A 4-108 don't know what year tho lol

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Thanks all mystery solved it's A 4-108 don't know what year tho lol

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Alright then! How did you solve the mystery and did you start it?

4-108s well cared for are bullet proof and decidedly my favorite engine.
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I took the suggestion and looked through millions of pics online lol...managed to get it started also which is fantastic news so noe a service and a few minor replacement (some hoses etc) and she'll hopefully be good to go :-) thanks all once again!

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