Recently a friend of mine and I were talking about the thread on this forum asking if volvos are really volvos and decided to build a new website addressing this issue on a much broader scale. The goal of the website is to try and reign in some of the ridiculous prices we all pay for parts
. What we are hoping for is as much feedback from this and other boating
groups about direct replacements
for OEM parts
and any alternative compatible parts that can work
in a pinch. Items like raw water
filters, glow plugs, injectors, gaskets, autopilot
drive belts, fuel tank replacements
gaskets etc, along with where you found the best deal on said parts. This information has the potential to benefit everybody that visits this group.
Here is a for instance of what Im looking for.
SEA WATER PUMP
YAN721575-42702. Retail $479.20
Direct replacement Johnson Pump
F4B-903. Retail $320.00 Pentair STA-RITE and BERKELEY – Quality Water Pumps
Note this is the exact same pump Yanmar
has removed any reference to the actual maker Johnson Pump so you would pay their exorbitant price
Direct replacement Fram PH2951 available everywhere $5.79
If you know what engine
model you have do you know who actually manufactured it?
If so please share, maybe there are other options for parts other than the crazy high priced stuff that the OEMs rebrand repaint and hide all the important part cross references
available to everybody but boaters.
A list off all marinized engines and the engines they are based on would be nice to have listed also.
Thanks in advance to all who help us in this endeavor.