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#1 coldone OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 09:15 AM

I am drooling over this one and the prices seem great at a BIN of $500. To bad I have no money or a tractor for this to go in.

Wisconsin WD1-340 Compact diesel engine - eBay (item 260731306594 end time Feb-08-11 16:39:31 PST)

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 09:25 AM

Man, wouldn't they work perfect on smaller garden tractors!!!!!!!!!! $500 is a great price for a brand new diesel! Wonder about parts though.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 10:13 AM

Nice !
Related question: What was the Wisconsin diesel engine that was used in the Bolens HT20 D ?

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 12:14 PM

Love to get one of those for my 1050.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 05:17 PM

These look like excellent candidates for repower projects. I do wonder though that the descriptions rate the engine at both 13 HP @ 2000 RPM and 8 - 8.5 HP @ 2000 RPM. Even if they are 8 HP engines they appear to be good engines but I would like to know which it is. If it is actually 13 HP then I think they are really unbeatable deals. But..... look closely at the chart at the bottom of the ad. If I am reading it correctly the model advertised is of smaller displacement than ones rated at 8 HP (there is no HP rating for the model listed). In a diesel engine like this I would think that displacement has a strong bearing on HP so I wonder if these are actually more like 5 HP engines?

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Edited by Boss 448, February 02, 2011 - 05:24 PM.


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Posted February 02, 2011 - 05:41 PM

nice !
Related question: What was the wisconsin diesel engine that was used in the bolens ht20 d ?


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Posted February 03, 2011 - 09:44 AM

I e-mailed the seller and he replied that he made a mistake on the original ad stating 13 HP and that they are actually 8 - 8.5 HP engines. I have not been able to find any information to confirm that though. I found the chart that he posted in the ad several other places and none of them list the HP rating for that model engine. On the chart the displacement of the wd1-340 for sale is significantly less than the wd1-450 which is rated at around 5 HP.

I have to believe that the output of these engines is primarily governed by displacement. If that is true then I don't see how these wd1-340 engines can be anything more than around 3 HP. Don't get me wrong - 3 HP diesel could still be a useful little engine, but would the buyer be disappointed with it if he was expecting an honest 8 HP?

I'm not trying to pick apart the seller but maybe his information source is wrong. Am I missing something here?

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 11:17 AM

Thanks Jerome.

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 12:43 PM

Engine Basic Model Cylinders Bore (in./mm) Stroke (in./mm) Displacement *1800 (Hp/Kw) 2000 (Hp/Kw) Max. Torque (in. lbs. & RPM) WD1-340 1 2.963/75 3.071/78 21.05/345 — — 13.1@2000



I think I see where the confusion started. It makes 13 in.lbs of torque at 2000rpm.

I aint droolin so much now.

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Posted February 04, 2011 - 11:20 AM

Just to be clear - I'm not saying that those engines are not a good deal and I am not attempting to talk anyone out of purchasing one. For someone with the right application they might be an excellent bargain. I am also not questioning the honesty of the seller. Since the charts I have seen for that series of engine does not specify a horsepower rating for that particular model it may be that the seller has mis-interpreted the rating or has been given bad information by someone else. I just want to point out that if someone is interested in those engines that they should find a way to confirm the power rating of that model.

Another thing that would be good to confirm is whether the engine is equipped with a starter or not. In the picture you can clearly see that there is something attached to the engine that could be a starter, a generator, or a combo starter/generator similar to what used to be installed on many older GTs. I seriously doubt that it is just a starter since there is no bendix or clutch evident that would allow the starter to engage and disengage. I would also guess that it is unlikely that it is just a generator since if it were I would expect a recoil type of rope start. The pulley is notched for manual rope starting but I'm guessing that it just for back up. In any event it is something you would want to verify before purchasing.

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