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Petter P600
As with most Petters, the P600 is a substantially built engine which offered slightly more power per cylinder than its contemporary PH and PJ siblings. A relatively short production run of five years, ending roundabout 1989, followed by the introduction of the Lister TX has left the P600 significantly poorly supported in terms of parts availability.If you have been thinking of using one in a new project, the only sound advice is don't; go for a Lister TR. Obviously it is a different matter if you have an existing P600 in a working piece of equipment and we always do our best to help in that situation.

Below are listed some useful tips on what to look for when ordering some of the more common pieces for your P600. If you think we have missed something useful, or got something wrong, please email and let us know. We welcome any suggestions for improving the usefulness of this page.

Petter P600 Parts Availability:

Routine Service Items -- 100% availability. If ordering, please note the following first:

Oil Filter. Just one type -- as easy as it gets.

Fuel Filter. There are two sizes of fuel filter element used on the P600 range. Please advise length of element, or bowl.

Air Filter There is just one replaceable air cleaner element listed for the P600, with the heavier duty items being the washable oil bath type. In reality, it is not uncommon for the plant manufacturer to have altered this specification, so a good idea to check before ordering exactly what is fitted. For all pancake and cylindrical types, please provide the key dimensions of the element, unless you can find a part number on the piece.

External Components --- Near 100% availability.

Alternator.    A photo is handy if ordering as suppliers and patterns have changed over time. The majority are 12 volt, but 24 volt was available, so please specify if yours is 24 volt.

Drive Belts The alternator and fan are driven by a flat multi groove belt. As there weren't many options we can do this by part number, but it's never any harm to let us have a length measurement, just to be sure.

Clutch / Couplings   When used for propulsion (e.g. dumpers) the P600 will have a conventional automotive pattern clutch assembly. Please confirm size (diameter) before ordering as different plant manufacturers' specifications vary. We are hearing reports that some currently supplied carbon face thrust bearings are failing prematurely due to suspect origin / quality; we are able to offer a roller bearing alternative if preferred.
Couplings: Numerous patterns of coupling have been used and generally supply is not a problem. A photo is handy if you are not sure what type you have.

Starter Motor Just one type for the P600; the current part directly replacing any earlier units. Only exceptions are if you have a 24 volt motor fitted.

Control Solenoids We would really like a photo to be on the safe side. Don't forget to mention if your electrics are 24 volt.

Heater Plug  No problem at all.

Fuel Injectors   No supply issues but there were modifications and supplier changes over time, so any numbers off your existing units are helpful. For optimal running we recommend replacing injectors in sets rather than have a mix of units from different suppliers.

Fuel Injection Pumps    Original items obsolete, but later T series units make a satisfactory substitute. If you're not sure what you are doing with these pumps, the job is best left to a person with suitable experience, as removal and refitting inevitably involves checking both the injection timing and balance between pumps. Note that the links between the pumps are relatively delicate items and should be handled with care. We recommend fitting as a set. This page is the property of No reproduction without prior approval and visible credit

Fuel Lift Pump Pump suppliers changed over time and for early engines fitted with an original pump, some pipework modification may be required, as early pattern pumps are not to be had.

Cooling FanScarce and expensive if available. If you have issues with your existing unit we are happy to look at refurbishing it, or supply appropriate bearings.

Gaskets and Joints Variable availabilty, particularly items unique to the P600. The cylinder heads do not utilise a head to barrel gasket and adjustment of the cylinder head to piston clearance is effected by shimming the cylinder barrel from the crankcase.

Major / Internal Components

Very limited and varying availability of many key parts.
If your P600 is in need of significant overhaul it is essential to check before commencing any work whether the appropriate parts are available to allow you to complete the job. Please contact us to check current availability.

Complete Engines
Due to the serious scarcity of core units and many significant components we are not generally able to offer rebuilt units from stock, or to undertake rebuilds of your own unit. We do very occasionally have good used P600 available ---- there's nothing to lose by asking.

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