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Source for Universal diesel parts?

I am having a problem with overheating in my fresh-water cooled engine, and am in the midst of diagnosing it.

One of my diesel engine books recommends measuring the cooling water throughput at the exhaust and comparing with specs to determine if there is congestion anywhere. The only manual I have for the Universal M4-30 is the one distributed online by Torresen. It doesn't have this information. Does anyone know the specified raw water flow?

I am anticipating that I will need to replace both the temperature sender (not the cause of overheating!) and the thermostat. The prices at Torresen seem to me to be outrageous.

Finally, does anyone have an alternate source for Universal parts?
Are the thermostat and temp sender likely to be identical to the Kubota parts for this (Y-850) block?
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I just found the help I needed read this thread from last week. it has the link to a parts source in PA. I'm getting a water pump soon. http://www.sailnet.com/forums/diesel...ta-engine.html
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Denise --

Thanks for your reply. I had already looked at the thread you refer to, and got the Kubota block corresponding to my Universal model, but I guess I didn't read far enough down the thread to find the link to TractorSmart.

I did a quick pricing on an arbitrarily chosen engine model for pricing of the temp sender ($20) and thermostat ($16). Compare these to Torresen:
  • temp sender - $83.60
  • thermostat - $60.28

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I'm really pleased to find out I can get all the rebuild parts too! These engines have cylinder liners too!
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Posting this on here as well...

Torrensens prices are ridiculous! Its practically a crime what they charge. I recently looked at purchasing engine mounts from them at more than $100.00, got the same thing from go2marine.com for something like $30.00? WTF?(The manufacturer recommended go2marine)

I have found a local diesel shop, Baltimore Diesel, who can get me most any part I need for my 1982 Westerbeke 50 at a fraction of the cost, (for example new glow plugs were about $10.00 a piece if I recall) you may try to do the same in your area.

Actual pricing info:

Torresens price $167.00: http://shop.torresen.com/ships_store...beke&sku=11687

go2marine $40.00: http://www.go2marine.com/product.do?no=75045F

Both items are made by Bushings INC? As far I know the only difference between the two is the ones from Torresens are painted? Expensive paint job I guess?

Glow Plugs from Torresens $78.00: http://shop.torresen.com/ships_store...beke&sku=14529

Glow plugs from Baltimore Diesel $10.50
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Hey,

Farm Rite in Calverton is a Kubota dealer

3853 Middle Country Rd.
Calverton, NY 11933
Phone: (631) 284-3127
Fax: (631) 284-3178

A few weeks ago I bought a new engine water pump (not raw water pump) for $82 and a new thermostat for $30 (or so). Speak to Stuart and say for me. If they don't have the parts in stock they can get them in a few days. The only downside is you need to give them the Kubota part number. I have a parts book if you need the number.

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