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Old 16-09-2009, 14:45   #1
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Where Do You Buy Inboard Diesel Parts?

I'm to the point on my project boat where I'm not constantly concerned with it sinking or causing death from toxic mold, so I'm attempting to start the Westerbeke 10 Two this weekend. However, to do so I need to change all my oil and fuel filters and clean my injectors and glow plugs.

Where do I buy this stuff? I mean, when I work on the car, I go to Autozone. Is there an Autozone for marine diesels? I looked in the yellow pages, but all I find are repair shops and google only gives me online retailers. I'd rather go pick up the parts Saturday morning on the way to the marina instead of having to wait a week to get my oil filter.

Is there a good shop in the Houston, Clear Lake or Kemah areas that would have Westerbeke parts? I haven't specifically asked at West Marine, but from what I've seen in-store, I wouldn't expect them to have it.

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Old 16-09-2009, 14:52   #2
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Lakewood yacht service is a westerbeke dealer, open on saturday until about 1. Blue Water, just down the street from the marina, has a wide selection of filters. The fuel filter will probally have to come from either bluewater or west or lakewood. The oil can come from autozone though....all they do is x-reference the numbers. The engine is nothing special, it's used in tractors and other equipment, westerbeke just marinizes it.
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Old 16-09-2009, 15:32   #3
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I buy my parts at my local NAPA store. I have never ordered a head or high pressure fuel pump which would have to be ordered from the manufacturers representative, but all consumables can be gotten there as well as many other items. I go there first.
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When it comes to getting the right stuff, (the stuff available away from the marine engine place), NAPA would be the best one. I wouldnt worry about the heaters, it should start without them. Frankly if the fuel is clean and the oil is new, forego the injectors until you hear it run... it may just start. The injectors are going to cost you at least $100 for each.... I think,...? How long has it been? does it turn over?
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Any diesel repair shop will either work on injectors, or send them out to a specialist. if you can't get a good local recommendation, try to get a good recommendation "period" and just send them out to be checked and serviced if needed.

I usually can't get the car oil filter I want in any of the brands I want at Autozone or any other car parts shop, so I wouldn't expect "just the right" diesel filters to be in stock at Boatzone (so to speak) either. Usually the best thing is to decide on a supplier (local or discount shipped) and then order several of them, since you can find you've got a clogged filter and then need to replace it, once or twice, while everyplace is either closed or a long swim away.

If your fuel system uses crush washers when it is bled--order a couple of dozen of them, because they are "use once and replace" and the washers themselves are dirt cheap compared to locating and shipping them.
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If you go to Bluewater, ask for an account with a discount. They've been really good to boaters after hurricanes...
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