Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Kubota Parts for Universal Diesel

For those of you that have a Universal diesel engine on your sailboat, you'll be happy to hear that the water pump we ordered from Kubota tractor parts was exactly the same as our old water pump on our Universal diesel engine in our Catalina 30, and it worked perfectly!  Ken was able to take Sunday off after all, and he spent the morning installing the new water pump.  He did have to remove the nipple from the old water pump and re-use it, but there were no problems.  Universal's water pump was around $300, and Kubota's water pump was around $62.  Big savings!  We're going to order another water pump in the near future just to have on board since they're so much cheaper than Universal's water pumps.

FYI:  The Universal part number (for our engine) was 300203 for a 950 engine, and the correlating Kubota part number was 15552-73030. 

By Sunday afternoon the new water pump was on the engine, as well as a new belt.  We wanted to test things out, so that evening we motored around the canals to make sure we did not overheat.  No problems! 

Maybe now we can finally get some sailing practice!  

Hasta luego ... until then.  Mid-Life Cruising!

4 comments:

Sandee said...

Great savings and you're back in business. I like the idea of having a backup water pump too.

Have a terrific day. :)

Windtraveler said...

Hooray to saving dough!! Nice work!

Jason Johnson said...

Big savings... Its always needed for any Business. Kubota engine parts

Robert Jacko said...

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