Westerbeke Identification Please

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ken Wolkens, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Ken Wolkens

    Ken Wolkens Member

    106
    May 22, 2014
    Melbourne, FL.
    390
    Gas
    Here's the tag from my generator. As per my luck the suffix is obscured for the model number.

    Please help identify what it should be. From the serial number it's a 1994 model and a 7.0 something or another.

    Also could use a lead on discount parts for it. I want to order and replace all of the service parts this winter like plug wires, cap, rotor, points, belt, spark plugs and so on but not go into debt doing so.

    Thanks in advance, Ken
     

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  2. B BARKER

    B BARKER Member

    95
    Apr 20, 2014
    TENNESSEE RIVER- CLIFTON,TN
    1974 CENTURY ARABIAN 454 CRUSADER MARINE V-DRIVE.. ALSO 1987 SEA RAY 390 EXPRESS CRUISER..
    454 MERCRUISER 340 INBOARDS
    BCG More than likely...
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    754
    Jun 5, 2007
    Northern IL.
    2000 400 Sedan Bridge with twin CAT 3116's

    2000 340 Sundancer - SOLD!
    210 Monaco 1987 - SOLD!
    Twin Caterpillar 3116's 350 HP straight drives
    Yes the plate says it is a 5.0 BCG.
     
  4. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    Model is 7.6 BCG, says it on top line.
     
  5. Ken Wolkens

    Ken Wolkens Member

    106
    May 22, 2014
    Melbourne, FL.
    390
    Gas
    After more digging on the Westerbeke site it turns out that this generator is capable of being 5.0 at 50 Hertz or 7.0 at 60 Hertz. Since we're 60 hertz here in the U.S. this is in fact a 7.0 BCG.

    Now to find parts at a reasonable price. A distributor cap for $150 is just plain out of line.
     
  6. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    It is a 7.0 BCG (the 5.0KW output is for European applications where the engine runs at 1500 instead of 1800 rpm and the output is at 50 hz instead of 60 hz)

    There are no good, consistent discount sources for Westerbeke parts. You pretty much have to search everytime you need something. Some owners have had luck on some models with parts for a Japanese made engine, but the engine Westerbeke used isn't imported to the US so even that is inconsistent.

    But, I'm with you....I think I'd sit under a shade tree and whittle a distributor cap out of teak before I'd pay $150 for one.
     
  7. bahamabreisus

    bahamabreisus Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hampstead NC
    500 dancer, previous 420,390,300 dancers
    detriot 8v92
    Westerbeke does not actually make the engines. Take you old parts to a good auto parts store, NAPA etc, they should be able to match up what you need. Take engine Serial # with you.
     
  8. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Here in Florida we need our generators to work during the summer months without fail. When it's 92 degrees outside with 70% humidity, having the ability to run the AC is priceless. While I do agree $150 seems excessive, I gladly pay it to avoid the "aftermarket gremlins" that always seem to pop up when using non OEM parts.

    Quick story...when I purchased my boat, the PO had used non-OEM wires, distributor cap, plugs, and oil filter. It ran like hell, stopped running intermittently, had oil leaking from the filter gasket, and was very hard to start. It was the most unreliable generator I'd ever seen. After replacing everything with OEM parts, direct from Westerbeke, it's been running flawlessly now throughout 3 seasons.

    Just sayin...
     
  9. Ken Wolkens

    Ken Wolkens Member

    106
    May 22, 2014
    Melbourne, FL.
    390
    Gas
    Thanks Frank!

    Boater 420, Yep as a fellow Floridian I clearly understand the need for power and the AC.

    I'm struggling with throwing a grand at a 23 year old generator just for maintenance items. Heck that's 10% the cost of the new one I saw at the Stuart Boat show last weekend.
     
  10. Capt. Rusty Higgins

    Capt. Rusty Higgins Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    722
    Nov 6, 2006
    Florida
    The yacht delivery captain for Sea Ray Boats Inc.
    mostly 1100hp CAT/MAN
    Have you tried Noah's Arc, Ken....Mike Potter (owner) is located in Cocoa Village and is extremely familiar with Westerbekes of that age.

    Rusty
     
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  11. Ken Wolkens

    Ken Wolkens Member

    106
    May 22, 2014
    Melbourne, FL.
    390
    Gas
    Thanks Rusty! That's the second little Gem in Cocoa for me.

    The first is that 100 year old hardware store. I can't think of the name but whenever I can't find something obscure I walk in there and they know exactly where it is. For example the Rollers for my 390's cabin door were in stock on the shelf there.
     
  12. Capt. Rusty Higgins

    Capt. Rusty Higgins Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    722
    Nov 6, 2006
    Florida
    The yacht delivery captain for Sea Ray Boats Inc.
    mostly 1100hp CAT/MAN
    Travis Hardware......since the beginning of time. I would wager the employees do not even know what all is in there.

    R
     

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