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Old 04-01-2013
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Re: Westerbeke vs Yanmar

I had a WB13 in or '82 Sabre 28 and a WB33 in our '84 Sabre 38. Great engines, but part prices will kill you. I use Fram filters and Vitus water pumps.... basically anything that I can get from a source other than WB. With that said, they're reliable engines that require minimal work if maintained. The only stuff to go wrong with either engine were normal wear items. Items that I replaced in addition to filters & belts:

Raw Water Pump
Fresh Water Pump
Exchanger end caps
Starter Solenoid
Total Hose Replacement.
Transmission drain crush ring

Not bad for old engines
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