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Old 08-11-2011, 11:25   #46
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Re: Beta Marine Diesel

"You do have to remove the raw water pipe to change the belt. And the picture shows that clearly. It's a pity it was designed that way. "

You are correct about the raw water tube other than I don't think it needs to be removed. Just loosen the hose clamp and remove the bolt from the P clamp and it will easily open a gap large enough to pass the belt through. And looking at the available options, routing it anywhere else would create worse problems. I think it's a small price to pay for the benifits of the front mount, impeller forward, gear driven pump arrangement.

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Old 08-11-2011, 13:12   #47
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Re: Beta Marine Diesel

Looking at some of the Beta range it is not an issue on most. Seems to be the case with the 30hp.

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Old 23-03-2016, 12:47   #48
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Re: Beta Marine Diesel

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A friend of mine installed one in his Bristol 41.1. He is very happy with it, especially the good access to the various serviceable parts.
Do you know what your friend ended up paying for it after everything?
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Re: Beta Marine Diesel

I have Ford Lehmans and a water hose with engine coolant has to come off (from one end) to change the belt. At least this is raw water so you don't have to carry extra antifreeze. What I've done is secure an extra belt with zip ties so if I'm in a hurry I wouldn't have to pull the hose.

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