Hello guys, I am new to this forum.
I have a really nice JD 316 with an Onan 16 twin that is worn out. One cylinder is very low compression about 80 if I remember and the other side is about 95. The motor uses a lot of oil. I am the 3rd owner and have been using the 316 a lot. I ran across a heavily used 318 that has an almost new Onan Performer 18 by Linamar repower engine in it. The 318 runs great! I want to put the 18 hp engine in my 316. But the biggest thing I see so far is that the 18hp engine has a different starter and the 318 frame has a cutout for the starter that my 316 frame does not have.I do not know of any other differences. A friend said that I should be about to get a "different" starter for the Onan Linamar 18hp so that it would fit into my 316 frame. Can you guys help me out with this?
Also, I would like to find a service manual and wiring diagrams.
Any times suggestions before I start removing and swaping these engines would be greatly appreciated!
thanks ahead of time!