Find­ing the right parts is a bit tricky

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QI need a spare ther­mo­stat for a KD4 Mit­subishi en­gine marinised by Sabb, but parts seem non ex­is­tent here in the U.S. Do you know of a parts sup­plier that I could or­der from on­line? RICHARD JAMSEN, via email

ATONY REPLIES: I doubt that there is any­thing spe­cial about your ther­mo­stat apart from pos­si­bly a slightly lower open­ing tem­per­a­ture than an au­to­mo­tive one.

I would take the ther­mo­stat and its hous­ing to a place that sup­plies ve­hi­cle re­pair­ers with parts. They should be able to match it up and sup­ply the new gas­ket that you’ll need.

If that doesn’t work, you could try tak­ing the Mit­subishi en­gine num­ber to your lo­cal Mit­subishi agri­cul­tural or con­struc­tion plant agency they might be able to help you. Ve­tus also marinise Mit­subishi en­gines so it’s also worth try­ing Ve­tus agents.

If you ex­haust those lo­cal sources, you could think about or­der­ing from Europe. Also try Di­a­mond Diesels, di­a­mond­diesels.co.uk.

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