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Old 02-04-2020, 07:28 AM   #1
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Westerbeke Generator Air Filter

The air intake on my Westerbeke 8.0BTD is shown in the pictures. As you can see there is no filter at all. What should be there?
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:34 AM   #2
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Nothing in mine either.
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Nothing in the parts book
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Mine has a sized foam insert. Clean it every few years with soap and water. Seems pretty clean so not much crud or dust in our ER air.
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Lots of gennies have no air filter. Really no need. That box is really a silencer for air intake noise (quite loud), and as a silencer it is pretty lame. I have fitted Donaldson filter/silencers from like Bobcats and they do a nice job. Amazing how much noise comes out of a gennie air intake.
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Lots of gennies have no air filter. Really no need. That box is really a silencer for air intake noise (quite loud), and as a silencer it is pretty lame. I have fitted Donaldson filter/silencers from like Bobcats and they do a nice job. Amazing how much noise comes out of a gennie air intake.
Good point Ski. My Westerbeke parts book refers to the foam filter as a sound suppressor.
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