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All About the Perkins 4008TAG2A Engine

What is the Perkins 4008TAG2A diesel engine?

The powerful Perkins 4008TAG2A diesel engine is a part of Perkins reliable and robust 4000 series. The 4008TAG2A is a 8 cylinder 31 litre diesel engine.

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Where is the Perkins 4008TAG2A diesel engine currently manufactured?

The 4008TAG2A diesel engine is currently manufactured in Stafford, UK. The Perkins build list for this engine model begins DGBH.

The 4008TAG2A can only be ran at the 50Hz configuration however it is still a very capable and all-round engine.

What is the displacement of the Perkins 4008TAG2A diesel engine?

The engine includes a turbocharger with an air-to-air charge cooler and requires 153 litres of oil for lubrication, 162 litres of coolant for the water cooling system and has a total displacement of 30.561L.

What is the power output of the Perkins 4008TAG2A diesel engine?

The power output of the Perkins 4008TAG2A is 1321 horsepower (985 kWm) at 1500 RPM.

What power rating does the Perkins 4008TAG2A diesel engine run at?

The engine can be used at Prime (PRP), Standby (ESP) and Continuous (COP) ratings in a diesel generator therefore it will cover most generator power requirements around the world.

What is the fuel consumption of the Perkins 4008TAG2A diesel engine?

The Perkins 4008TAG2A fuel consumption depends on its load. At 1500 rpm prime power it is has the following fuel consumption (percentage of prime power):

  • At 50% it uses 111 litres/hr
  • At 75% it uses 162 litres/hr
  • At prime power it uses 215 litres/hr
  • At standby power it uses 240 litres/hr

What are the dimensions of the Perkins 4008TAG2A diesel engine?

This Perkins Diesel Engine has dimensions of 3852mm (151.7") Long, 2046mm (80.5") Wide and 2067mm (81.3") high. The cylinders have dimensions of 160mm for the bore and 190mm for the stroke. The (dry) mass of the engine is 4270kg (these measurements are for the temperate cooling, see spec sheet for tropical cooling dimensions).

The rotation of this engine is anti-clockwise, as viewed from the fly wheel.

What customer support is offered with the Perkins 4008TAG2A diesel engine?

This powerful engine can be used for a variety of high power sectors around the world. If a larger output is required, this engine could also be placed in parallel with other engines to increase output. Full time service assistance is available from Perkins around the clock, 365 days a year. They have a world class network of stockists, suppliers and trained engine experts at their disposal to help, along with a selection of modern web based tools at their disposal to cover a range of issues. Including; technical information, parts identification and ordering systems. All committed to maximising the performance of your engine over its life-time.

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