Which Air Filter do I use for my Beta Marine engine?

Not sure which Beta Air filter you need for your Beta engine? Use our guide to help you.

 

Equivalent Beta part number:  211-08132

Description

Filter is capped with a blue or black rubberised type cap.

Filter housing: For use with plastic filter housing with twist off lid.(Not metal type with spring clips)

Filter Element Dimensions

  • Diameter approx across rubberised cap: 102mm
  • Height approx:102mm

For use on Beta Engines

Beta10, Beta14, Beta16, Beta 20 & Beta 25 FROM MARCH 2011 (PLASTIC BODY filter housing)

Beta 35 & Beta 38 – FROM JAN 2012

Beta 30 & Mechanical gearbox – FROM MARCH 2011

Quality equivalent filter £9.50.  Genuine Beta Air filter £13.99.  Beta Service kits from £23.50

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Equivalent Beta part number:  211-211-61831

Description: No cap. You can see right though the centre. Pan type

Filter housing: 3 clamp steel body type

Filter Element Dimensions

  • Diameter approx 150mm
  • Height approx: 73mm

For use on Beta Engines

Beta 30 / Hydraulic gearbox – TO END 2010 (Housing is 3 clamp steel body type)

Beta 35 & Beta 38 –TO END 2010 (Housing is 3 clamp steel body type)

Beta43, Beta 50 and Beta 60 – (Housing is 3 clamp steel body type)

Also Fits D905 to V1505 Beta Generators.

Quality equivalent filter £7.99.  Genuine Beta Air filter £10.99.  Beta Service kits from £23.50

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Equivalent Beta part number: 211-62950

Description: Tall Baked Bean can size filter. No cap, you can see through the centre.

Filter housing: 2 CLAMP TYPE – STEEL BODY FILTER HOUSING

Filter Element Dimensions

  • Diameter approx: 96mm
  • Overall height approx: 106mm

For use on Beta Engines

Beta10, Beta 13.5, Beta14, Beta16, Beta 20 & Beta 25 up to MARCH 2011 (2 CLAMP TYPE – STEEL BODY FILTER HOUSING)

Beta 30 / Mechanical gearbox –TO MARCH 2011 (2 CLAMP TYPE – STEEL BODY FILTER HOUSING)

For use on Beta Engines

Beta Ten, Beta 16, Beta 25, BZ 482, BD 722 (Beta Mini Series) Beta 28 BD1005 (later model)

 

Quality equivalent filter £6.40.  Genuine Beta Air filter £12.99.  Beta Service kits from £23.50

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Equivalent Beta part number: 211-61833

Description: No cap. You can see right though the centre.

Filter Element Dimensions

  • Diameter approx 142mm

 

  • Height approx: 90mm

For use on Beta Engines

Beta 30 / Hydraulic gearbox – FROM 2011

Beta 35 & Beta 38 –TO END 2011 (STEEL BODY – CENTRAL WING NUT FIXING)

Beta 43, Beta 50 and Beta 60 (STEEL BODY – CENTRAL WING NUT FIXING)

Filter Housing STEEL BODY – CENTRAL WING NUT FIXING see photo

Quality equivalent Filter £11.50. Beta Service kits from £23.50

PTFE Gland Packing instructions

Fitting Instructions

  1. Remove old packing with suitable tool or piece of wire but be carful not to scratch the shaft. Examine the shaft for signs of damage and check that it is not bent.
  2. Then wind the packing round a tube or bar the same diameter. Cut through each coil of the packing (some fitters prefer to cut each coil at 45°) then place the rings round the shaft, one at a time and push them down into the housing. Do not position the joins together, but place each join about a third of a turn around the shaft. Use some gland grease as you re-fit. This will prolong the packing.
  3. When the gland is comfortably full of packing, screw the nut down, but NOT TOO TIGHT! You can put enormous pressure on the shaft and cause it to burn. It is better to allow it to drip a little and to tighten it a quarter turn at a time until the drip stops.

5mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm Gland Packing from £3.60

 

 

 

 

How to apply PTFE Gland Packing to a Propeller Shaft


Fitting Instructions

  1. Remove old packing with suitable tool or piece of wire but be carful not to scratch the shaft. Examine the shaft for signs of damage and check that it is not bent.
  2.  Then wind the packing round a tube or bar the same diameter. Cut through each coil of the packing (some fitters prefer to cut each coil at 45°) then place the rings round the shaft, one at a time and push them down into the housing. Do not position the joins together, but place each join about a third of a turn around the shaft. Use some gland grease as you re-fit. This will prolong the packing.
  3. When the gland is comfortably full of packing, screw the nut down, but NOT TOO TIGHT! You can put enormous pressure on the shaft and cause it to burn. It is better to allow it to drip a little and to tighten it a quarter turn at a time until the drip stops.


5mm, 6mm, 8mm and 10mm Gland Packing from £3.60

How much does a Marine Engineer Charge an hour?

How much does a Marine Engineer Charge an hour?

Marine Engineer (also called a Marine Mechanic) may charge from £25 up to £66 an hour.

£25 + per hour

Marine Engineers charging £25 usually only cover outboard servicing and other small jobs.  They may not be equipped with the necessary tools as they could possibly just be starting out in the Marine business. They may be less experienced than others and can overlook certain problems due to lack of experience.

 £40.00 + £50 an per hour

The average price for an experienced Marine Engineer is £40 – £50 an hour often plus VAT. Usually they are considered experienced in their field and should easily spot faults quickly and efficiently. They are usually equipped with a vast range of specialised tools for the work.

£50 + £70 per hour

Usually charged by the top brands in the marine industry such as Volvo Penta and Yanmar. They will have access to the latest specialised and expensive equipment for the job including computers.

Servicing

Most companies charge by the hour but some may give a fixed rate for winterising or re-commissioning an engine. They may also have fixed rates for an Annual Service on an outboard. This will not cover any service parts needed.