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NPT is very common here.
As you get further from "here" availability of what was common becomes very uncommon.
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As you get further from "here" availability of what was common becomes very uncommon.
no doubt. I shall buy 1 extra pipe for every NPT fitting I have. 2 on the calorifier, that is all. Knowing I have a perkins may make it easier to get parts on the foreign market thou.
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I found that it was no harder to get Westerbeke parts than Perkins part. They are both marine, which means pricey. Also, the parts that tend to go bad are often the ones that are particular to one or the the brand. The secret is to go back to the tractor ancestor.
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As I understand it perkins is a tractor engine. In fact they were also used in ford ranger pickups.
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I found this on Wikipedia, fount of all knowledge

GB 4.135 Based on 4.154.Produced only by Toyo Kogyo. (Mazda) Variant used in '82-'84 B2200 trucks and in '83-'84 Ford Ranger Diesels. Pushrod, dry sleeves and gear drive

It appears that it is a Perkins but it was only built by Mazda. You may be in luck since it was used on a couple of Ford pickup trucks. Where these were sold, and what the parts availability is, who knows?
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Wikipedia is not encyclopedic I could go change it to say they are made from rubber.
I had heard mazda, but then I read perkins made it for mazda, so its hard to know exactly who made it. I have one year to buy a waterpump for it :P
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If you want encyclopedic and certainty, extended cruising is not for you. Tried to help you out, guess I wasted my time
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I am not attacking you, I hate Wikipedia. sorry.
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Re: I just need a nut

all these weird answers, when all I usually do is hit my right side of head, out pops a nut from the left side.....or maybe it is hit left, nut pops out of right......I am SOOOOOOO confused!

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Re: I just need a nut

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I am not attacking you, I hate Wikipedia. sorry.
You're missing out, Wikipedia is an incredibly valuable resource. It's truly amazing how much information has been put together by millions of volunteers.

The journal Nature studied the accuracy of their science articles and found Wikipedia comparable to Encyclopedia Britannica for accuracy. Study: Wikipedia as accurate as Britannica

Of course it's good to have a healthy dose of skepticism, but what's nice about Wikipedia is that everything is sourced. Just follow the footnotes to the References section to find the original source of the information.
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