Originally Posted by boatpoker
Seen a lot of Perkins (my favourite engine) and never seen anything but a Holset turbo on them. Perkins did not build turbos.
There are LOTS of Holset models. My point was several will fit and work fine. I know several Mainship owners who have not been able to find an exact oem turbo to buy and could not find a shop that could get a rebuild kit for those models.
There are other options available.
BTW my original Perkins 160 (circa 1978) had a Switzer turbo charger on it. Looked identical to the Holset 3LD that was on the "spare" Perkins of the same era that I bought and the Holset rebuild kit fit.
(Holset is now owned by Cummins)