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Old 23-05-2016, 09:31   #1
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Parts compatibility on Universals

I have a Universal 5411 listed for parts on CL. But since there were no interested parties in a week or so I am thinking of keeping some of it's parts as spares for my Universal 5432. It seems just from looking at the bigger engine that at least the water pump">raw water pump, the starter and the alternator should fit fine. Does anyone know if that is so?
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Old 23-05-2016, 10:13   #2
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Re: Parts compatibility on Universals

I can suggest a route. Find the exploded parts manual for both engines and see if the parts match. My bet is that they do. These are Kubota engines, so you might go there. Westerbeke bought Universal, and charges horrendous prices for their remaining stock of parts. A Westerbeke/Universal starter for my Universal M25 is $1,164.95, while the same starter from a tractor supply that sells Kubota parts is $68.80. The throttle cut-off turns out to be a stock item at heavy diesel equipment supply houses, and the fuel pump is also a stock item. The alternator pretty well has to fit both.
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