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Author Topic: Westerbeke Generator, anyone using one?  (Read 3327 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2012, 08:00:15 AM »

On marine engines there are two versions of water cooled exhaust manifolds. One is for raw water cooling where the cooling water goes through the exhaust manifold then dumps into the end of the exhaust manifold out to the outside.  You don't want this one.  What you want is a fresh water cooled exhaust manifold.  That's where the closed circuit coolant goes in one end of the manifold and exits back into the cooling system of the engine.  Personally-I would not use the water cooled exhaust manifold-it just creates alot more heat for the radiator to disperse (remember a marine engine has the entire ocean to cool it).  Instead-switch out the exhaust manifold for a normal dry manifold (Westerbeke typically used Kubota engines) and have a custom wrap made for the portion of the exhaust manifold and exhaust pipe that is inside the gen compartment.  You'll have far less cooling to contend with without the exhaust manifold to keep cool. Good Luck, TomC

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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2012, 09:46:43 AM »

Mine has the fresh water cooled manifold. I have had no problems cooling it.


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