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Old 07-19-2017, 07:21 AM   #9
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" I wonder if NAPA or other parts suppliers such as NAPA goes into valves, Springs, push rods, connecting rods, pistons and so forth."

Not usually , but knowing the OEM and sourcing parts from that brand will usually cut a re-painter like Volvo or Westerbeke parts bill by 1/2 or 2/3.

Best of all is a common engine like a Detroit , Cummins or Ford where parts suppliers have many choices on price and build quality.

Engines like Kubota or Yannmar are frequently used in the big truck reefer units , and entire running engines are cheap!! Although smaller HP , about 15-20 hp , 3 running engines for a grand isn't bad.

THe JD engine parts from a tractor source are wonderfully cheaper than from the marine folks.
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