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?
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