Originally Posted by wbrown
I will be rebuilding this engine over the winter. I have talked to two Perkins parts vendors: Foley in Massachusetts
and Transatlantic Diesel
(TAD) in Virginia. Have you had dealings with either one of these firms? Comments appreciated.
thanks, bill brown
Just rebuilt my 4.108 winter before last. It only had 3500 hours, and folks told me they go 35000 hours before really needing it, but it was a leaky, rusty mess which didn't inspire trust.
I bought a rebuilt block and head
from Perkins Pacific in Vancouver, WA., and shipped the old one back for the core
charge. If you deal with them, be sure to lock down the details of the price
and what's included.
Then my mechanic
friend transferred all the studs, etc from the old to the new. Also bought new heat exchanger
and rebuilt the starter and injectors and injector pump
, and bought a bigger alternator
. The job came to twelve thousand. I probably would have been fine with new bearings and seals
, but I wanted to be totally thorough.
An excellent, very experienced 4.108 expert is Mr. Stewart at Stewart Marine
, WA. He cautions that unless you send your injector pump
to the place in Bellingham, WA, the engine won't want to run. Luckily, I did. They are a good source for parts, and may do a rebuild for you as well. Let me know if you need more details. I forgot where you are in the country.
...Tom of Raven