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Old 29-05-2010, 05:32   #1
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Yanmar Consumables Supplier - Brisbane

Oil filters, fuels filters, V-belts.
Who is best Yanmar supplier in Brisbane ??
thanks in advance.
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Old 02-06-2010, 17:09   #2
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Fraidnot, if the prices are anything like those in Melbourne, I'd suggest buying over the internet. For only a little more than the price of one set of service parts bought locally for my 2GM, I got a water pump recon kit and 3 years of service parts sent out from Marinepro. Google them and email Bill Adams - he gives great service.

Yes, it's a smaller market blah blah blah, but the mark-ups in Oz are just ridiculous.

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Completely agree. As nice as it is, Brisbane has very little in the way of businesses catering to the "recreational" boater. Surprising, since it is a major port-of-call.
And the prices in Australia are ridiculously high. Best to vote with your wallet, and order from a reputable internet source.
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Also suggest that you investigate eqivalent v-belts, fuel and oil filters, etc from the automotive suppliers. WAY cheaper at Supercheap Auto or Repco or the ilk. And don't let the Yanmar guru tell you that the auto stuff is inferior... hogwash!

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Old 02-06-2010, 21:59   #5
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I don't know if you have Walmart in Australia, if so you can use Super Tech oil filters in Yanmar, they are well made filters made by Champion, with a bit of research you can cross reference them, take a Yanmar # take it to Fram and then to Super Tech. Dirt cheap.

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This is a great thread, right on! Yanmar don't make belts, filters, ball-bearings etc - they buy them in for a few cents, whack their part number on and charge us many times the cost of the generic part.

My 2GM water pump reco kit included some generic bearings and seals that I'm know I can buy for peanuts from the bearing shop. I recorded the OEM part numbers for next time. In fact if/when I do it again, I reckon the only Yanmar part I'll need will be the impeller.

We ought to make a thread just for swapping generic parts OEM details.

I'm as mad as hell and I can't take it any more! Power to the people! Vive la revolution!

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Also suggest that you investigate eqivalent v-belts, fuel and oil filters, etc from the automotive suppliers.

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Yeah, Yesterday I just put on my first auto oil filter. Testing! Testing! No leaks. How else would I know its working correctly? Looks the same. the supplier said it was the same...

1/4 of the price.
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I think auto shop spares is definately the way to go. However you do need to be careful to get filters etc of equal specification or better than the genuine part. Most of the very cheap alternatives are sub standard. Most of the big auto workshops will have filter catalogues that will cross reference the manufacturers part number to their own non genuine part numbers. I used to own an independant franchised auto workshop and the auto manufacturers hated us. If you fit genuine filters and seize your engine, the engine manufacturer will never blame their own filter and you pay for repairs. If you fit a non genuine filter and seize the engine the engine manufacturer (or their dealer) will often try to blame the non-genuine part. If they do, try to get it in writing because the suppliers of quality non genuine parts often have very zealous legal departments who love to defend their product against the unwarranted slurs from the genuine manufacturers and it means you can win big time. Anyway, put in good quality parts, genuine or otherwise and you won't be seizing engines.

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shall we list alternate parts and numbers then ?
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You just take your genuine Yanmar part numbers to the auto shop and get them to cross reference it in their catalogue. Of course getting a catalogue that cross references to spcialist marine numbers might take a bit of perserverence but I just googled Ryco catalogues and entered yanmar marine and 2QM15 which is my Yanmar engine model and it came up with fuel filters but not oil or air filters. If you could see a physical catalogue it would probably be a bit easier. Ryco is certainly one brand that at least used to claim that their filters were the equal of the genuine ones and would back you against the manufacturer if their filter was blamed for any problem. Maybe all are made in China now, so who knows? The cheaper filters used to leave out things like pressure relief valves that came in the genuine filters, but they were very careful to make sure that they looked just like the genuine ones.

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OK, here's my contribution to the little man's war on capitalism!

For Yanmar 2GM/3GM water pumps, bearings are NSK 6200ZZCM NS7S 605 and the seal is NOK AEO279A. And what about that $15 engine anode that is nothing but a hunk of zinc with one lousy hole tapped into it!!!

Great advice about non-OEM parts Greg.

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