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richie30
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Heat Exchanger Clamps Broken

Has anyone had their Heat Exchanger  break loose from the two brackerts that hold it?
Any easy fix to resecure it or shold I replace it?

Thanks

Rich
 

Rich

Richard & Joan Bain
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Bayfield, Ontario

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Richard & Joan Bain
PAZZO Hull#1670
1997 Catalina 36 MK11
Bayfield, Ontario

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you mean the cooler break loose from the engine?
 

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Durk Nijdam
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Catalina 36MKII - 2001 / hullnr. 2013
Stavoren - Holland
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if so: yes, I found this also when I bought our Catalina.
The cooler tied nicely with ty-raps to the engine and the supports corroded and broken.
I ordered a set of new 3" heatexchanger bracket-set through Catalina-Direct, partnr. Z4365 and all fitted back as it should be.

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Durk Nijdam
S/V "SILER"
Catalina 36MKII - 2001 / hullnr. 2013
Stavoren - Holland
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I think what you are refering to is the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger mounting bracket broke on my M25XP engine in my 1986 C30. I jury rigged a replacement bracket made from aluminum. Heatexchangers have some weight, and they are subjected to some significant vibration from the diesel which translates to mounting bracket fatique (as are alternators). I think I've read some older posts mentioning mounting the heat exhangers (off the engine) in the compartment for easier maintenance (and elimination of bracket failure)

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Paul & Wendy Keyser
"First Light"
Newburyport MA/Rye NH
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Wing, M35B

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Matthew Chachère
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1985 C36 MKI tall rig fin keel M25
Homeported in eastern Long Island, NY

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Peter is probably referring to this thread, where a few of us who have relocated the heat exchanger posted photos:
www.catalina36.org/comment/56893#comment-56893
Makes maintenance (particularly access to the transmission fluid fill) a whole lot easier. 
 

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Matthew Chachère
s/v ¡Que Chévere! #466
1985 C36 MKI tall rig fin keel M25
Homeported in eastern Long Island, NY

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