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Bought A 318 With A Blown Onan 218

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#16 Hammerdown OFFLINE  

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Posted October 31, 2013 - 05:45 AM

so i transplanted all the external p218 to the b48 i had. timing cover , coil flywheel tins... little bit of cut and well


so since the starter is on the other side the b48 starter positive terminal is hitting the frame.... :( so either modify the starter which i dont think is possible or drill a 1" hole so the positive doesnt touch the frame. 

  did the 318 come with the b48? if so how did the starter fit?


Hello Truckintyler

The John Deere 318 came with the B-43-G engine not the B-48 in it. Later one's had the P-218 in them. The B-48 engine has Five cubic inches more than the B-43 Engine's had. I have heard of Other's using the slightly wider B-48-G engine but to do so you must Notch the frame for the starter stud to clear. I hope this helps, Hammerdown

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#17 kencombs OFFLINE  


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Posted November 01, 2013 - 09:12 AM

The B43 and B48 use the same block, no external differences. 


The Ps use the same size block, just some differences in vent connections and ignition systems.


The best way to solve the starter issue is to use the oil base from the B on the P.  That will allow you to use the starter from the B.

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