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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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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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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.
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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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