Hi all, I've been getting some solid advice so far on this forum, so I thought I'd try another one
I've got an old Perkins
4.236 in the sailboat I bought this year, and am in the process of starting some work
. I've pulled off the wet exhaust
. I'm replacing the raw water
lines and changing belts and hoses. I've removed the injectors and want to get them serviced, and am considering pulling off the head
and have it checked. This is where I've run into a bit of a problem.
From all accounts the motor
is a pre 1974 possibly even a mid 60's model. When I went into my Perkins
dealer 'Battlefield Equipment' they understandably want an engine
ID number. Problem is, that a Perkins that old does not have the standard 13 digit ID, and Battlefield doesn't seem to be interested in trying to help.
If you have a look at the below pic these are the only numbers other than the casting #(37736478) on the port side of the motor
If you have any trouble reading it, the number stamped into the block is 236U, and the plate is: 4.236 570 ABB From what Battlefield says they cannot source me parts
based on these numbers. Any suggestions of someone to ask, or how to find an equivalent standard ID would be greatly appreciated.