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:
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.
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
For Trim Cylinder Repair Kit solutions, click here.
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.