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Old 01-02-2018, 16:21   #16
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Re: Cracked Timing Cover Westerbeke W50

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Appreciate the response. I had a guy agree to sell me a used timing cover from a salvage shop, but he backed out last minute.... Frustrating.

Any recommendation on contacts in the UK? I don't really know where to start?
You might try these people;

Calcutt Boats

Telephone: +44 (0)1926 813757
Fax: +44 (0)1926 814091

Don't know them at all, but with a little luck and a phone call, you might find one, or someone who can steer you in the right direction.

These people also have an engine listed as 'breaking for spares'.

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The engine was used in all kinds of things under several different designations. I'm not familiar with it but I'm sure you can find someone in the UK who is. Again, for getting this kind of information, phone calls seem to work better than 'electronic communication'...
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Old 12-02-2018, 19:21   #17
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Re: Cracked Timing Cover Westerbeke W50

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You might try these people;

Calcutt Boats

Telephone: +44 (0)1926 813757
Fax: +44 (0)1926 814091

Don't know them at all, but with a little luck and a phone call, you might find one, or someone who can steer you in the right direction.

These people also have an engine listed as 'breaking for spares'.

BMC for sale UK, BMC boats for sale, BMC used boat sales, BMC Engines For Sale BMC 1800 Marine Diesel Breaking For Spares - Apollo Duck



The engine was used in all kinds of things under several different designations. I'm not familiar with it but I'm sure you can find someone in the UK who is. Again, for getting this kind of information, phone calls seem to work better than 'electronic communication'...
I called Calcutt boats and they had a timing cover in stock!!! Thank you so much for the recommendation, I have been looking for a part for over 6 months. They were great to work with and even had the gasket and the crankshaft seal i'll need. It has a spring in it so I need to figure out which way it goes in.


The cover they sent me is painted gray so I'll probably spray paint it red so it matches the engine a bit better. Anyone know a good place to get a similar color to westerbeke red that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

Thank you so much for the help.
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Old 12-02-2018, 23:38   #18
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Re: Cracked Timing Cover Westerbeke W50

Glad to help. The spring goes in, towards the stuff you're sealing into the engine, in this case oil and crankcase pressure. Auto parts store for the paint...

Just out of curiosity, how much was Calcutt asking for the cover, if you don't mind saying?
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Old 12-02-2018, 23:58   #19
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Glad to help. The spring goes in, towards the stuff you're sealing into the engine, in this case oil and crankcase pressure. Auto parts store for the paint...

Just out of curiosity, how much was Calcutt asking for the cover, if you don't mind saying?
They charged me $142 USD (~100 pounds) including shipping from the UK to the USA which included the timing cover, crankshaft seal, Timing Cover Gasket, and a separate cork gasket for the rocker cover on the top of the engine which I also requested. Considering Westerbeke wants about $50 for the crankshaft seal, I feel like I got a steal.

Very happy with the outcome as they were very helpful. I called them and they said they had a few in stock both new and previously enjoyed (their wording), and had me send a picture to make sure it was the right one. They also mentioned that I'd need the gasket and the seal as well.

Extremely easy and fast shipping as well. I'd definitely purchase from them again.
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Old 14-02-2018, 14:36   #20
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Re: Cracked Timing Cover Westerbeke W50

Do I need to put oil or grease on the gaskets when I install them or should they be put in dry.

The timing cover gasket appears to be paper and the rocker cover gasket is cork.
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Do I need to put oil or grease on the gaskets when I install them or should they be put in dry.

The timing cover gasket appears to be paper and the rocker cover gasket is cork.
You can do either but if you oil or grease them you may get a shot at re-using them. I like to smear a thin layer of silicone on both sides, let it dry then oil them so I usually get to re-use them but I'm cheap and have time.
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I emailed Calcutt boats and they said to use a thin layer of Hylomar or any other non-setting gasket sealant (Red Hermetite) on rocker cover and front cover sealant.
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Re: Cracked Timing Cover Westerbeke W50

Cracked an exhaust manifold on a Perkins HT6-354 during a cruise years ago. Patched the crack with JB Weld. Put another 3,000 hours on that boat and the patch was still fine when I sold her.
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