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Forum: Diesel   11-17-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 75,997
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

Don't you all worry.

He's fine, just has other things in his life than keeping us happy here! Its quite good that he managed to get that much time to devote to this project without someone...
Forum: Diesel   07-28-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 75,997
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

Medsailor,

I fully agree, Porfin has done a fantastic job and I will save these pages as pdf for when I have to do mine! But Porfin did his because he had some troubles with the engine if I recall...
Forum: Diesel   07-28-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 75,997
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

I don't agree with a "one answer fits all" on this topic.

There are a lot of factors that plays into the equation.

The first one is that there might be a lot of other things that need replacing...
Forum: Diesel   05-16-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 75,997
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

Glad to hear that you are still alive my friend.

I hope this whole description is about your house, not you boat ;-)

Had about the same experience last summer when I decided to replace the...
Forum: Diesel   04-24-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 75,997
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

PorFin,

I am in Martinique on my sailboat and have looked through the various printed manuals that came with the Perkins 4.108.

There is a "Core and option parts book" that may be the one your...
Forum: Diesel   04-18-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 75,997
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

Medsailor. That was not fun. Porfin has been a real sport in sharing with us all that great work.

For your information, mabey Porfin looks like this ! Ok, that would explain why I invited Porfin...
Forum: Diesel   04-15-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 75,997
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

Porfin,

This is the best step by step rebuilt instructions I have ever read! It is thorough, complete, and with a real "used" engine, not a brand new engine from the factory. Thanks a million for...
Forum: Diesel   03-28-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 75,997
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

Just to share my experience.

When I undid the front endcap, it fell apart and the tube stack seemed a rotten corroded mess. But since the engine was running well at that time I left it alone, used...
Forum: Diesel   03-26-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 75,997
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

PorFin,

I just have that one page of that manual, which I needed to figure out elbows and stuff. I do have the other shop manuals that you can fetch on the web. If you want a look at what I have,...
Forum: Diesel   03-26-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 75,997
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

PorFin,

But the pallet would look great in red !

But it's OK, still and A+ job.
Forum: Diesel   03-26-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 75,997
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

Lucky your "core" was still good. I heard that some people have theirs so corroded they need replacing. It was the same price to buy the whole assembly from the UK than to buy the "core" and the 2...
Forum: Diesel   03-26-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 75,997
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

By the way, if any of you owners of this venerable Perkins 4-108 are in need for a "Brand new", never installed Bowman heat exchanger (as pictures in the diagram) I have bought one thinking mine was...
Forum: Diesel   03-26-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 75,997
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

Looking at how thorough the guy is, the pallet will be repainted as well, so no more oil ;-)
Forum: Diesel   03-26-2013
Replies: 267
Views: 75,997
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Perkins 4.108M DIY Rebuild -- A Narrative

Dear PorFin.

What a great post, and more timely than you can even think !!

I am planning the rebuilt of my 4.108 next fall, and will be ordering some of the rebuilt kit over the next few...
Forum: Electronics   08-11-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 8,625
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: AIS Unit for Raymarine Chartplotter System

This might be a late post, but there is some needs for clarification.

Most DSC VHF radios will allow 3 or 5 changes in the MMSI number. It is only if they are providing AIS functions that they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3,046
Posted By Jacques-Andre
Re: Any experience with Garhauer??

The best for the price they are !

Got lots from them a few year back and all was superb and shipped to Canada in less than 2 weeks. Got more a few months ago for a larger sailboat and although it...
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