Water pumps can be a high mortality item on industrial engines. This Tech Tip helps you with finding the correct replacement water pump for a Ford 300 / CSG649 industrial engine.
This is important because the pumps listed in the chart below are not interchangeable and are the only two pumps, that we know of, that will be found on the CSG649i industrial Ford engines.

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The Ford LSG875i industrial engine, a variant of the Ford 460 truck engine, has been widely used in generator set applications over the years. This engine is commonly found in Kohler and Onan generators. While the Ford LSG875i engine is a rugged performer, the water pump will occasionally need to be replaced. The problem is Ford used two different water pumps on these engines. Unfortunately, they look very much alike and you will hear one is no longer available from Ford, even though we have both styles in stock and ready to ship.

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The Ford Industrial Engine Model LSG423 uses different intake manifolds. Identifying which LSG423 gasket set to order can be difficult. The chart and directions below should be helpful in purchasing gaskets for your LSG423.



















After having located the sticker on the engine timing belt cover, check the engine code against the alpha table in the same way as noted above to determine whether the correct replacement part number appears in column “A”, “B”, or “C” on the appropriate catalog reference page.
In the event the Ford LSG423 engine has neither a nameplate nor a sticker on the timing belt cover, the proper engine code can be determined by a quick check of the intake ports. After having removed the intake manifold, compare the intake port configuration against the following three illustrations, each of which is keyed to one of three alpha code categories reference above for replacement part identification.

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This Tech Tip, one of a number we publish for the engine community, discusses the differences among Ford 240 and Ford 300 cylinder heads.
The Ford 300 engine (also known as the CSG649i when used in industrial applications) first appeared in 1965 and was produced for the next 31 years. This in-line six cylinder engine gained a well-deserved reputation for toughness and durability and has been used in a variety of industrial applications including wood chippers, generators, airport tugs, etc.

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This Dr. Diesel™ Tech Tip helps you to unscramble a Ford Industrial engine’s serial number to determine the production year.
Foley Engines has long supported Ford Industrial engine owners by stocking both new and remanufactured Ford Industrial engines and parts. Identifying the correct replacement parts for a Ford Industrial engine can be difficult. Ford doesn’t give the same level of parts support that Perkins or Deutz offers and it often comes down to whether or not you need a part for, say, an  “early” or “late” example of the model Ford Industrial engine you may be working on.

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The CSG649i is the industrial version of the Ford 300. This Ford industrial engine is used widely in such industrial applications as wood chippers, airport tugs, and other applications requiring a rugged six cylinder gas engine. While it is getting long in the tooth, it is still a very popular engine. The Ford 300 is a very heavy cast iron engine with all the usual components of a successful industrial engine including cast iron timing gears, severe duty crankshaft, etc. This Ford engine has good torque characteristics. So good in fact, that the six cylinder Ford 300 is a more powerful engine than some Ford V8s.

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This is one in a series of Tech Tips that we publish for the industrial engine community. It focuses on the Ford 300 Industrial Engine, also known as the CSG649i engine, and follows on the heels of earlier tech tips on this subject. See for example Tech Tip #24: Ford 300 Industrial Downdraft Carburetors, Tech Tip #148: Ford Industrial In-Line 6 Cylinder Gas Engines: How to Tell Them Apart and Tech Tip # 152: Ford 300 Industrial Engines.

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