Over the years, Marine Parts Express has come up with a variety of work-arounds and options for No-Longer-Available (NLA) or Expired (EXP) parts or systems. Don't despair if you can't find a part as we may have a solution. Two of the latest examples of our work-arounds are as follows:
NLA Thermostat Housing Ford Block Volvo Penta #3853245
On Volvo Penta gas engines using the Ford block, the lower thermostat housing (#3853245) is NLA. But, we have manufactured a nifty replacement housing (#3853245MPE). See image below.
NLA Thermostat Housing Ford Block Pleasurecraft RA025001 & RA25001
On Pleasurecraft gas engines using the Ford block, the lower thermostat housing (RA025001 or RA25001) is NLA. But it is possible to use the #3853245MPE along with a Volvo Penta #3850360 to replace the lower and upper thermostat housing (R025002). Don't forget matching gaskets: 3852456 & 3852111.
Backordered Volvo Penta Tool #3855877
Volvo Tool #3855877 is perpetually backordered. This tool remove the outer prop shaft housing on DPS-M. Volvo is unsure if or when it will become available in the future. We have come up with a work-around for this tool that works very well, in fact, arguably better than the original tool as it is substantially storng and provides a heavier support for a socket. Order our work-around part # 3855877-3861659 MPE for $135. See photos below.
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NLA Electrical Box Cover #860779
On Volvo Penta Diesel 41, 42, 43, and 4 series engines, the cover for the electrical box (#860779) is NLA, but we have manufactured a relacement that works well: #860779MPE.
NLA Volvo Penta Sealant #591247
Volvo Penta sealant, part number 591247, is no longer available from Volvo Penta. Sealant 591247 is described as “a heavy duty sealant” used for, besides other applications, inlet and exhaust manifolds.
We have determined that ROCOL STEAMSEAL30042 is a good substitute. “ROCOL STEAMSEAL is a graphite & manganese compound giving efficient sealing for ferros pipework. It is a high pressure, setting pipe sealant for metallic threaded and flanged joints.”