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Heat Exchanger Replacement for 8.1 Gas Crusader

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Heat Exchanger Replacement for 8.1 Gas Crusader

Postby nautiyachti » December 19th, 2018, 9:34 am

I need tor replace my port engine HE, can anyone recommended a good place to get one from?

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Re: Heat Exchanger Replacement for 8.1 Gas Crusader

Postby Viper » December 19th, 2018, 11:17 am

If you want an OEM replacement, contact Anthony Keats Marine in Wheatley Ontario and talk to Pete...... http://www.anthonykeatsmarine.com/

I'm sure there are sources in the US too.
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Re: Heat Exchanger Replacement for 8.1 Gas Crusader

Postby mjk1040 » December 19th, 2018, 6:16 pm

May I ask for what reason you feel u have to change the exchanger. If it's clogged have u tried descaling it as it is installed? Curious.
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Re: Heat Exchanger Replacement for 8.1 Gas Crusader

Postby darrenlife » December 19th, 2018, 6:20 pm

mjk1040 wrote:Source of the post May I ask for what reason you feel u have to change the exchanger. If it's clogged have u tried descaling it as it is installed? Curious.

You may also try taking the HE to a radiator shop to see if what you have is worth fixing?
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Re: Heat Exchanger Replacement for 8.1 Gas Crusader

Postby bud37 » December 19th, 2018, 7:08 pm

I believe he has already done that last year, repaired.....maybe a new defect.
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Re: Heat Exchanger Replacement for 8.1 Gas Crusader

Postby nautiyachti » December 20th, 2018, 10:15 am

bud37 is right, I've been chasing this dam thing for 2 seasons. I'm losing coolant, took it to a shop and they found a crack on the non pressure side, repaired it, seemed to work fine, but over last season I was still losing coolant, but at a much slower rate. I took it back to the shop and they determined that I have another small crack on the pressure side that only leaks when the HE gets hot and the location of it is not reparable. So I'm into a new HE.

Anyone know of a place where I could possibly get a used one? Prices seem to be around $1500 CDN

Thanks Viper, I'll try Wheatley folks!
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Re: Heat Exchanger Replacement for 8.1 Gas Crusader

Postby bud37 » December 20th, 2018, 1:01 pm

nautiyachti wrote:Source of the post bud37 is right, I've been chasing this dam thing for 2 seasons. I'm losing coolant, took it to a shop and they found a crack on the non pressure side, repaired it, seemed to work fine, but over last season I was still losing coolant, but at a much slower rate. I took it back to the shop and they determined that I have another small crack on the pressure side that only leaks when the HE gets hot and the location of it is not reparable. So I'm into a new HE.

Anyone know of a place where I could possibly get a used one? Prices seem to be around $1500 CDN

Thanks Viper, I'll try Wheatley folks!


My advice...get a new one....used, you could be right back in it again, just good money after bad......if you do go new I think I would pressure test after install to make sure all is well.....
Now if you are really flush you could change both and have the good used one cleaned and checked for a spare.... :-D
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Re: Heat Exchanger Replacement for 8.1 Gas Crusader

Postby Cooler » December 20th, 2018, 1:47 pm

Nauti - what brand / model do you have for your HE? The guy that owns the marine store I work at may have something. He is a top tier mechanic, and he does part out boats and engines during the winter. I know I have seen some HE's sitting in the warehouse, but do not know if he would have the right model. I will see him Friday, so I can check for you. If he has a match, he would have prepped it for resale to make sure it is in very good condition. He also prices parts too low. I am always on him about pricing but he is just too nice of a guy for his own good. Let me know that model asap. I will check this stream tonight for update. Thanks 8-) er
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Re: Heat Exchanger Replacement for 8.1 Gas Crusader

Postby mjk1040 » December 20th, 2018, 4:40 pm

Damn Cooler, if he raises his used parts prices I want a Friends & Family discount if I ever need any used parts! LOL!
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Re: Heat Exchanger Replacement for 8.1 Gas Crusader

Postby Cooler » December 20th, 2018, 6:07 pm

You got it MJK. But, he will not raise prices. He is one of the last "'good guys" in the business. Each time I tell him the part price is pretty low, he says the same thing. "I would rather see a smile on a boaters face than put a couple more $ in my pocket. That's what makes it worth while to me." He gets a heck of a lot of free drinks at the marinas, another reason I like it when he is on board with me. Once I rolled up to my boat and there was 4 cases of some Alaska brand beer sitting in the cockpit. The guy that dropped it off thought my boat was his. I have an allergy to beer, so I got it to the rightful owner.
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