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Old 12-06-2019, 05:54   #16
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Re: Beta engine good and/or bad for repower?

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A simple yet expensive way to get a Kubota diesel. You can buy a Kubota engine for less than a third of what a Beta costs and marinize it yourself. That said it's hard to beat a Kubota and the ability to use tractor parts which are about 1/10 the price of marine.
That's what I just did. Got a used Kubota D850 on eBay. Added Thermex water cooled manifold/heat exchanger, PRM gear and drive plate from ASAP Supply. Bell housing from Universal. Oberdorfer water pump">raw water pump from Depco. Total cost about $3800. D850 is what the Universal M25 is based on, and the PRM gear and Thermex manifold are used on the Beta engines. So I call mine a Beta/Universal hybrid.
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Old 13-06-2019, 12:17   #17
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That's what I just did. Got a used Kubota D850 on eBay. Added Thermex water cooled manifold/heat exchanger, PRM gear and drive plate from ASAP Supply. Bell housing from Universal. Oberdorfer raw water pump from Depco. Total cost about $3800. D850 is what the Universal M25 is based on, and the PRM gear and Thermex manifold are used on the Beta engines. So I call mine a Beta/Universal hybrid.
Same here D950 and a D1005, I rebuilt the D950 for about $1200.00 and bought the D1005 new for $3800.00. Compared to Beta or Universal I figured I was making about $100.00 an hour doing my own work, plus when done you know your engine well, to me that's way better than a warranty.
I also use ASAP in the UK as well as Lancing Marine, very helpful and priced lower than the same stuff in the US.
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Old 13-06-2019, 15:13   #18
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Re: Beta engine good and/or bad for repower?

I just repowered replacing my old Perky 4108 with a Beta 50 for a 41' Cheoy Lee Pedrick. Redid the engine compartment completely as well. It is touted that Beta will match up the bolt pattern and that it is a simple drop in. Well not quite as we did have to modify the stringers which mainly needed to be adjusted for the proper angle but not a huge deal. We required a V-drive and bought the B50 with tranny and V-drive. We also needed to put a new prop shaft in to accommodate the new configuration and length.

Another thing I did not count on was we had to reprop the boat as the Perky setup required a right hand prop and the new Beta required a left hand prop so a good question to look into as this unexpectedly cost me another $3K plus. So a couple of things to be ready for potentially.

So with that said I am so glad to get that leaky, noisy, vibrating old Perky out even though it did run and did not smoke. We have completely refit the boat and this the best thing we did (so far)

She is about a knot faster, quiet and the experience with Beta and my local shop which helped me with the repower has been exceptional. Now when we get to Mexico and Central America next year I'll let you know once we truly task the motor if I am still pleased.
So far so good!

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Re: Beta engine good and/or bad for repower?

Sounds like a hate perky post LOL I would rebuild the perky myself as for leaks and smokey .... Not hard to fix . Rebuild kit for my 6354 was 700USD and a weeks work But its up to you ...
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