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Old 27-11-2011, 11:52   #1
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Westerbeke Glow Plug Substitute

Since the Westerbeke W30 is apparently based on the BMC 1.5L diesel, is it okay to use the Champion AG32A glow plug (or its equivalent) recommended for the British motor at about $15 each instead of the Westerbeke ones (which are like hens teeth to find) at $60 or so each?
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Old 27-11-2011, 13:42   #2
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Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug Substitute

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Waterjack.

I'd expect your substitution would work, provided they fit. Glow plugs are just "heaters".
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Old 28-11-2011, 04:06   #3
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Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug Substitute

Hi Waterjack,

I have a like-new Westerbeke glowplug for the W30 for sale, part number 14529. Used only one day, then I decided to repower (long story!). $59.00, free postage in the USA. I also have many other parts from the engine in good working condition.

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Old 28-11-2011, 09:56   #4
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Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug Substitute

I believe I used Champion CH32 in my W30 - Think they are the same as AG32 - In either case, i purchased them from ASAP-Supplies for the BMC 1.5, so yes, the BMC glow plugs will work for the W30. .
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Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug Substitute

Just for what it's worth - especially for you guys who are in cold climates - you can use a heat gun or hand held propane torch applied to the intake manifold to get the old girl started. Just dont start any fires!
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Old 28-11-2011, 13:38   #6
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Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug Substitute

Thanks Guys. ASAP-Supplies has the glow plugs for less than $15 each.
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Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug Substitute

Thanks for this

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Since the Westerbeke W30 is apparently based on the BMC 1.5L diesel, is it okay to use the Champion AG32A glow plug (or its equivalent) recommended for the British motor at about $15 each instead of the Westerbeke ones (which are like hens teeth to find) at $60 or so each?
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Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug Substitute

Bought mine from asap as well, carefully replacing and I beleive its a 11/32 bit to clean out the chamber. Confirm online.
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Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug Substitute

Will it fit the
4.0BCD 5.0BCDA 5.0BCDB
Westerbeke?
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Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug Substitute

Does anyone have a substitute part number for a westerbeke W46 glow plug?

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Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug Substitute

That engine is the 127 cu.in Mitsubishi block. Case, and many others use it in various construction equipment. Ask at Tractor Supply. Those folks know every piece of farm equipment there is.
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Thats blue stocking, been looking with no luck yet. People I speak to seem to need a part number.
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Re: Westerbeke Glow Plug Substitute

If all else fails pull a glow plug and take it to parts stores and small equipment dealers and see if they can match it up. Glow plugs for my 3 cylinder Mitsubishi on my gen set range in price from $90.00 down to $12.00 on eBay. Good luck


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Will it fit the
4.0BCD 5.0BCDA 5.0BCDB
Westerbeke?
I was able to find and purchase from the following list.
In the philippines i can buy for Php 340 or ($7.31)
amazing
The following work
BERU 100800044
BERU GN081
CHAMPION CH152
HKT PS207
KUBOTA 16241-6551-1
KUBOTA 16261-6551-1
NGK Y-709R

I purchased from:
BERU GN081 High-tech Glow Plug, Set of 10: Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike
And also locally here in the philippines
Hoping this helps
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