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Westerbeke 15KW Gen

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  • Westerbeke 15KW Gen

    My sisters boat is going to need the diesel Gen replaced or rebuilt. The motor starts right up but has white smoke (unburned fuel) out the exhaust along with a tab bit of engine oil. Compression test shows No 1 is at 425 but the rest get lower down to 390 cold. Warm test come up some but not enough. Getting parts shouldn't be a major issue but Westerbeke are very proud of their parts. The electric head unit is good

    The Gen is model 15-BTD which I think makes it a series 63 motor, serial number 155278-C803. Have found a parts manual for the B and C versions and have also found where the motor might be a Perkins. If its a Perkins then parts should be able to be found cheaper. I can rebuild the motor, but if we could find a low hour motor to just replace, this could be a easy option

    So my issues and or questions are:
    Is it a Perkins motor or unique Westerbeke?
    Maybe find a different manufacture (Onan, Kohler, CAT) but will it attach to the Gen head?
    Know of any good sources for parts?

    94 Formula 27PC Custom 509MPI MEFI3 , B3 XR
    95 Rinker 232 w/ 7.4L Carb 0F425011 B1 0F486471
    07 SeaDoo GTX
    Raw Water Pump Maintenance
    Merc Adults Only

  • #2
    westerbeke made a bunch of their own motors, and yes, they are dang proud of their parts
    1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

    Past Boats
    1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
    2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
    1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

    What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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    • #3
      My buddies boat as a gas powered one, and he would like to replace the distributor cap, but the three cylinder cap cost gave him a good shock
      94 Formula 27PC Custom 509MPI MEFI3 , B3 XR
      95 Rinker 232 w/ 7.4L Carb 0F425011 B1 0F486471
      07 SeaDoo GTX
      Raw Water Pump Maintenance
      Merc Adults Only

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      • #4
        may want to look at 3 cylinder ford/newholland http://www.ebay.com/itm/FD-145-DISTR...25.m3641.l6368
        1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

        Past Boats
        1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
        2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
        1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

        What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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        • #5
          I'll mention it to him, at that price it would be worth a try.

          Found a Onan Gen on ebay saying it runs good for 1700. The biggest issue will be getting the 650 pound think out of the boat. Guessing the motor alone may be in the 400 range
          94 Formula 27PC Custom 509MPI MEFI3 , B3 XR
          95 Rinker 232 w/ 7.4L Carb 0F425011 B1 0F486471
          07 SeaDoo GTX
          Raw Water Pump Maintenance
          Merc Adults Only

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          • #6
            take it out in pieces
            1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - http://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

            Past Boats
            1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
            2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheasheads in Paradise"
            1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

            What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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              Agree, since I'm working against gravity, and it may help going back in
              94 Formula 27PC Custom 509MPI MEFI3 , B3 XR
              95 Rinker 232 w/ 7.4L Carb 0F425011 B1 0F486471
              07 SeaDoo GTX
              Raw Water Pump Maintenance
              Merc Adults Only

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