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Westerbeke 4-108???

Is there a zinc on the westerbeke 4-108 (1977 I think)?

What is the best way to clean that engine in the water, at the dock?

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Have you tried getting in touch with Westerbeke?

Here is a link to their contact details in case.

westerbeke, marine generators, engines, Official Site

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Looks like p/n 11885 in the heat exchanger


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I have a 1985 Perkins 4-108 and I had the same questions years ago when the boat was new. A Perkins mechanic who worked for a first rate marina said that a zinc was not needed in my case since the heat exchanger had rubber end caps which isolated the exchanger from the metals in the rest of the engine. I've removed that heat exchanger numerous times over the past 25 years to clean the tubes and could not find any zincs. FWIW
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My Westerbeke 40 (4-108, 1979) has two of them, one in the heat exchanger and one in the oil cooler,

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