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Re: Universal M30 (5424) diesel engine parts
I'd suggest at least getting a quote from your genuine Westerbeke distributor. Sometimes their prices are very high, but sometimes they are reasonable.
I've bought from both Westerbeke (Hansen Marine or Superior Diesel) and Kubota (Engine Distributors in NJ). Each has its own plusses and minuses. Sometimes delivery time is more important than price.
As you may have noticed, Kubota has at least two distribution networks: Engine dealers and tractor dealers. Sometimes the latter can have great deals, but they can be tough to deal with because they usually insist on the serial number of your tractor. They're not being difficult, it's just that all their reference manuals go by tractor number, so they don't really know where to start if you don't have a tractor.
Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
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