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Old 04-25-2015, 07:05 AM   #1
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Which Cummins Dealer Is The Best To Buy Parts From?

Does anyone know of a Cummins dealer that will give a discount off of retail for parts?
I live in Florida, but travel up to Long Island Sound each summer.
I had a Yanmar dealer for our boat we sold, that would knock off 10%.
Does anyone know of a Cummins dealer that does the same?
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:27 PM   #2
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Good luck with that. My friend went to the Cummins dealer yesterday to buy new o rings for his pair of engine cooler end caps. $79 each, times 4. After getting up off the floor he hived off to a hardware store and bought 4 buna rubber, good for 400 degrees, at 89 cents each. No Cummins part number, though.
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:53 PM   #3
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Try an independent diesel and fuel injection shop. I bought a spare stop solenoid from one for a friend and paid about $20. It was the identical part, in the identical plastic package to the one he bought from a Cummins dealer for over $200. These engines are ubiquitous and the after market dealers have done a very good job of sourcing the same parts as Cummins buys, or their equivalents.
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Good luck with that. My friend went to the Cummins dealer yesterday to buy new o rings for his pair of engine cooler end caps. $79 each, times 4.
Man! This is starting to sound like Volvo or Yanmar dealers.
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Old 04-25-2015, 05:53 PM   #5
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You could try Cummins Metropower in NY and CT.
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Old 04-25-2015, 05:59 PM   #6
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Depending on what you want to buy, truck dealers are a good source. Esp for filters and such. Truckers don't put up with high priced stuff like us marine guys do.
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Don't think you will see much of a break on the small stuff. When you start spending hundreds of dollars, then they may work with you. I have a great relationship with my Cat / Cummins dealer and my local John Deere dealer. I don't waste their time. I don't groan about the price of a thermostat. I'm always pleasant when I talk to them. When I need something significant like a complete raw water pump, I simply ask, "can you help me out on this?" I'm a good customer; they give me a generous discount; and I immediately buy it. I have found that you will have better success with smaller dealers (the owner works in the shop).

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Old 04-27-2015, 09:58 PM   #8
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Depending on what you want to buy, truck dealers are a good source. Esp for filters and such. Truckers don't put up with high priced stuff like us marine guys do.

Truck suppliers is a great idea that I had not thought of. As soon as you add the word Marine the price goes up like you had said Aircraft!
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For consumables that are not marine specific, like filters, I'll second the truck supply recomendation. Specifically, ive ordered from Ryder Trucks: Fleetguard Filters Oil Filters Air Filters fuel filters for Trucks

For marine specific, I've been happy with Seaboard Marine: Custom Cummins Marine Diesel Repower Specialists | Seaboard Marine
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The place I mentioned above does both boats and trucks/busses. I have bought a few items thru them (gaskets, belts) in the past and thought their prices were NOT out of line compared to auto parts stores (a slight premium for OEM but not bad).
I used to get Fleetguard filters from Fleet Pride Truck Parts. They are a northeast regional chain.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:59 AM   #11
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For consumables that are not marine specific, like filters, I'll second the truck supply recomendation. Specifically, ive ordered from Ryder Trucks: Fleetguard Filters Oil Filters Air Filters fuel filters for Trucks



For marine specific, I've been happy with Seaboard Marine: Custom Cummins Marine Diesel Repower Specialists | Seaboard Marine

Both of these sources are easy to navigate. I looked up oil filters and found Seaboard at 17.00 and Ryder at 15.00. Depending on shipping would determine the best deal. But both are a great resource. Thanks for the heads up.
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