I have a pin hole leak in heat exchanger
which i temporarily patched with epoxy
and guerilla tape. It held for about 35H of engine
runtime and got us from little creek, around Hatteras and to Myrtle Beach Yacht club.
I am leaving the boat
here for a month and I went back to work
in Rhode island
. Before leaving the boat
, I took the heat exchanger
off to find out that direct replacement does not exist.
Unfortunately my Ford lehamn 2722E is not SP90. Its NE90 which has a weird side mount with a custom welded bracket onto the body of the heat exchanger.
So now I am leaning towards getting a new SP90 heat exchanger but looks like I need to fabricate stuff. Hard to do when you are not there. and if I fly down for the weekend i better have everything ready to install.
is there a good place to order clamping brackets and kits for heat exchangers?
The one I have is 4" (outter diameter 4-1/8") by about 15". has 1-3/4 Fresh water ports
and 1" raw water ports
. But because the location of ports so far i have not been able to find one that will have ports line up ok without interfering.
Or I use a local welding shop to patch the leak and hope unit lasts until i return back to Rhode island
in May. and when i'm close to home i can work
on it. i got a recommendation for a local shop that could fix it.