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Far Horizon 15-06-2021 23:02

Perkins 4.236 engine mounts
 
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Hi, I have a Perkins 4.236 that needs new engine mounts. The current ones are a discontinued Vetus product. Does anyone have an idea where I might find a suitable replacement?
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Thanks.
David

Wotname 16-06-2021 04:03

Re: Perkins 4.236 engine mounts
 
Try these guys, headquarters in Qld https://isoflex.com.au
They have a presence in Melbourne https://isoflex.com.au/agents-dealers/

Or these guys https://www.polyflex.com.au

tkeithlu 16-06-2021 04:44

Re: Perkins 4.236 engine mounts
 
Or this firm. The point will be to get substitutes that have about the same flex as your originals, and they may be able to ID that for you. It's a tricky balance between absorbing vibration (softer) and restricting movement (harder) while supporting the weight and transferring the thrust to the hull. That's about the same number of variables as in choosing a propeller.

https://headlandengineering.com.au/o...xoCii8QAvD_BwE

Searles 16-06-2021 04:52

Re: Perkins 4.236 engine mounts
 
Try poly flex ,have been using them for years ,verry good to deal with verry good product ,Australian made to .⛵️⚓️

skipperpete 16-06-2021 05:03

Re: Perkins 4.236 engine mounts
 
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Originally Posted by Searles (Post 3427435)
Try poly flex ,have been using them for years ,verry good to deal with verry good product ,Australian made to .⛵️⚓️



That has not been my experience with “Polyflex” however , “Isoflex” has very good service and so far, no failed mounts as was the case with Polyflex.
If the OP is in the US , shop locally and buy “Bushings” mounts, very good product over a long time period.
Pete.

cottonsail 16-06-2021 14:01

Re: Perkins 4.236 engine mounts
 
parts4engines.com

Far Horizon 16-06-2021 15:06

Re: Perkins 4.236 engine mounts
 
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Originally Posted by Wotname (Post 3427415)
Try these guys, headquarters in Qld https://isoflex.com.au
They have a presence in Melbourne https://isoflex.com.au/agents-dealers/

Or these guys https://www.polyflex.com.au



Thanks Wotname, looking into both of these. The problem is the hole centres and trying to find something that will fit on the base. Otherwise it’s building a new base for the mount.

Fun times. [emoji16]

Far Horizon 16-06-2021 16:28

Re: Perkins 4.236 engine mounts
 
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Originally Posted by skipperpete (Post 3427443)
That has not been my experience with “Polyflex” however , “Isoflex” has very good service and so far, no failed mounts as was the case with Polyflex.
If the OP is in the US , shop locally and buy “Bushings” mounts, very good product over a long time period.
Pete.



Thanks Pete, have also come across Bushings and they may have something. The quest is to have solid mounts without have to build a new base. There’s also R and D in the UK.

Far Horizon 16-06-2021 16:30

Perkins 4.236 engine mounts
 
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Originally Posted by cottonsail (Post 3427692)
parts4engines.com



Thank you cottonsail, they came on the radar along for TAD. I’ll post my results in due course for those who come after me.

Far Horizon 25-06-2021 00:41

Re: Perkins 4.236 engine mounts
 
I resorted to a mechanic, Sea Dog Marine at East Coast Marina, Manly QLD and he found something suitable in New Zealand. They are being shipped over, I’ll try to get more details. The other option was totally replacing the mounts which was a much bigger job [emoji33].

David


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