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Old 07-07-2015, 13:42   #1
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Westerbeke oil filter

Does anyone know what oil filter will replace the westerbeke oil filter on a 82 four 82 hp engine in my Gozzard 44.
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Old 07-07-2015, 14:03   #2
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Re: Westerbeke oil filter

If it's an 82b,
The Sierra 23-7826 is a direct P/N cross reference for the Westerbeke 40154.
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I would stick with the OEM #40154 instead of the Sierra equivalent. A few years back I had bad experiences with the Sierra equivalent for my Westerbeke 82B. Both times oil blew out past the gasket. Sierra never got back to me though I found gasket dimensions were different. I believe WIX makes them for the Westerbeke label. My experience tells me to use OEM.
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Re: Westerbeke oil filter

Thanks Ronbo1. I bought 1 westerbeke oil filter from Diesel Specialists. At over $ 40.00 there has to be a better alternative. But I agree with you about the Sierra. Any other ideas would be appreciated!
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Any other ideas would be appreciated!
Unless you're in the middle of nowhere, there are filter equivalent charts in every auto store known to man. I guess they are available on the internet, too, these days. ITWMB, that's what I'd do.
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Re: Westerbeke oil filter

I always wonder about 'equivalent' oil filters... Theres more to it than geometry. How do i know the particle size is the same? And the bypass pressure its built with?
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I always wonder about 'equivalent' oil filters... Theres more to it than geometry. How do i know the particle size is the same? And the bypass pressure its built with?
Once you find the particular "equivalent" you do some more research and homework about how it's made.

The equivalent tables only tell you what fits.
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Once you find the particular "equivalent" you do some more research and homework about how it's made.

The equivalent tables only tell you what fits.
People might think Fram filters are good because they are so well known. Turns out they have very little filter media in them. Pretty much a rip off. It's hard to get any numbers on oil filters so how can you choose? Price does not work. If you could find a micron rating that would be great but unlike fuel and hyd filters, there is not much mention of a micron rating for oil filters.
In the case of Perkins, factory filters, both fuel and oil are well priced.
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Forget OEM, go to napa with the old filter, they will find you the napa parts number. Then use napa/wix filters, they are the best.
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Thanks Ronbo1. I bought 1 westerbeke oil filter from Diesel Specialists. At over $ 40.00 there has to be a better alternative. But I agree with you about the Sierra. Any other ideas would be appreciated!
You can pay $25 for the equivalent or $35 for the OEM (or Wix)...small price for something you change just once or twice a year.

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You can pay $25 for the equivalent or $35 for the OEM (or Wix)...small price for something you change just once or twice a year.

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I don't know where you guys are buying your oil filters but you are getting screwded, big time. I'm thinking more like about $8 ea. Thats just crazy for some retail store charge you that much. You should shop around if you think paying $35 for an $8 oil filter is a rip off.
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Re: Westerbeke oil filter

Check ebay - there's a couple for about $20
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