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Old 08-05-2022, 04:13 PM   #1
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Source for replacement coolant hoses for Westerbeke 8.0BDTA generator?

Hi! Westerbeke wants crazy money for coolant system hoses. I was wondering if anyone has found stock automotive replacements for any of these?
Thanks for any leads.
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Old 08-06-2022, 04:51 PM   #2
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They are very proud of their parts arenít they? I had to replace the coolant water pump on my 4.4 a couple of years ago. It was a little over $400. But it did have a show quality paint job.
The belt was actually not bad at $12.
I donít remember the shipping charges but after all I was about 20 miles farther down the road. Lol
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Old 08-06-2022, 05:17 PM   #3
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We took w beak hoses to NAPA and went through their hose stock to find workable replacements, then cut them down to fit.
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Old 08-06-2022, 07:05 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by GoneFarrell View Post
We took w beak hoses to NAPA and went through their hose stock to find workable replacements, then cut them down to fit.
I did the same for a Perkins 6-354.

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Old 08-06-2022, 07:18 PM   #5
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I buy blue silicone hose to suit the 855 Cummins and Kubota d950 by the metre on eBay
Elbows the same

Hose and elbows care not what engine they go on.
Everything on a boat is broken, you just don't know it yet
Full time cruising is repairing boats in exotic locations
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Old Yesterday, 08:39 AM   #6
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Limited production part. Proper material, wall thickness etc., molded to fit correctly. What is piece of mind worth? and consider cost of time to modify something else to almost fit.
I recently stopped a sea trial because I could see a BS auto store hose collapsing and starving the sea water pump. Not to disparage the idea of blue silicone installed competently, but not everyone is a good mechanic.
My 2c is take the $ hit and know you did it right when it's under the deck and you are underway.
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