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5.0 MCGA low-CO

Cylinders: 3
Bore: 2.70 in.
Stroke: 2.83 in.
Displacement: 48.50 cu. in.
Aspiration: Natural

Length: 26.40 in.
Width: 18.40 in.
Height: 17.90 in.
Weight: 343.00 lbs.

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Low-CO, Low-Profile, Low-Speed
The 5.0 MCGA exemplifies one of the most compact low-CO, low-speed gasoline generators on the market. Westerbeke's unique marine design allows for a high performance generator that is comparable in size to high speed competitors. The lower operating speed of the 5.0 MCGA combined with a heavy duty industrial base engine contribute to a longer lasting more reliable product.

Multiport EFI and Returnless Fuel System
The 5.0 MCGA features sequential multiport electronic fuel injection (MPI). MPI provides optimum fuel efficiency, easy starting, improved reliability and reduced emissions. In conjunction with MPI, electronic speed control maintains the engine at a constant speed (precise frequency regulation) and virtually eliminates "bogging down" when load is applied. A water cooled returnless fuel system aids in the prevention of vapor lock for improved performance in high ambient temperatures. MPI also features advanced diagnostic capabilities.

Smooth and Quiet Operation
Featuring a 3-cylinder industrial engine operating at an electronically controlled 1800 rpm, the 5.0 MCGA is extremely smooth and quiet running. In comparison, 3600 rpm engines are generally noisier than their 1800 rpm counterparts and require sound shields to attain similar sound levels.

Five Year Limited Warranty
The 5.0 MCGA is backed by Westerbeke's 5-year limited warranty. The presence of Westerbeke in over 65 countries around the world provides customers with easy access to parts, service and technical support. Established in 1937, Westerbeke is committed to providing its customers with quality products and unequaled after sales support.

Standard Features

  • Simple, "one-touch" start/stop control panel
    with running hour meter and LED lights
  • Multiport electronic fuel injection
  • Water-cooled returnless fuel system
  • Electronic governing
  • Safety shut-downs-overspeed, low oil
    pressure, high exhaust temperature and more
  • Fresh water cooling and coolant recovery tank
  • Field convertible to 50 or 60Hz
  • A.C. circuit breaker
  • 12 amp battery charger
  • Water injected exhaust elbow
  • Belt-driven, raw water pump
  • Vibration isolators
  • Lube oil drain hose
  • Belt guard
  • Operators' manual and parts list
  • EPA & CARB compliant
  • Meets U.S.C.G. regulation 33CFR-183
  • CE certified

Optional Equipment

  • Remote start/stop panel
  • Remote lube oil filter
  • Ship-shore transfer switch
  • Hydro-hush muffler
  • Ventilated Enclosure
  • Anti-siphon valve
  • Technical Manual
  • "A" on board spare parts kit
  • "B" extended cruising spare parts kit





Technical Documents

Important Note: Technical information is provided on our website for your reference and convenience. Westerbeke recommends that your engine, generator or climate control system is serviced and/or installed only by an authorized Westerbeke distributor or dealer. Click here to locate the Master Distributor or Dealer for your area.

Advanced Specifications
Document Name Publication Date
  Advanced Specifications 4/1/2019
Manuals (Operators, Parts, Technical, Installation)
Document Name Publication Date
  Parts Manual 056557 10/1/2018
  Ventilated Enclosure - Installation and Parts Manual 056816 10/1/2018
  Operator's Manual 056556 8/1/2018
  Installation Manual - Marine Engines & Generators 6/1/2016
  Westerbeke Superseded Parts Listing August 2015 8/1/2015
Guides (Troubleshooting)
Document Name Publication Date
Diagrams (Wiring, Installation)
Document Name Publication Date
  Installation Drawing 56571 6/19/2018
  Installation Drawing – Gasoline Ventilated Enclosure 056879 6/11/2018
  Wiring Diagram 056558 8/8/2017
Bulletins (Service, Parts, Product Recalls)
Document Name Publication Date
  Parts Bulletin 2008-4: Paint Storage

Applies To: All Models





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Common Maintenance Parts


Download Parts Documentation
Document Name Publication Date
  Parts Manual 056557 10/1/2018
  Ventilated Enclosure - Installation and Parts Manual 056816 10/1/2018
Superseded Parts List
Document Name Publication Date
  Westerbeke Superseded Parts Listing August 2015 8/1/2015