Engine replacement for a 318 from a B43G to P218
Posted April 16, 2011 - 12:45 PM
I am new to the forum. I have owned a 655 John Deere for 11 years now and recently purchased a 318 that was manufactured between 1986 and 1987. The 318 is in great working condition minus the fact that it smokes some and is burning some oil. It runs well and is mechanically sound otherwise. I bought it somewhat as a project so I knew that I was going to have to give it a little TLC regarding the engine.
It currently has a Onan B43G engine on it and I have the opportunity to replace it with a P218. Is this as simple as pulling one engine off and placing the other engine on and reconnecting everything? Will there be compatibility issues reconnecting drive drain parts, engine mounts, oil cooler lines, etc... ? Any opinions on this would be greatly appreciated. I have an opportunity to replace the B43G with the P218, but before I buy it I want to make sure that it will work and not waste my money.
This is a great forum thus far and has been very helpful to me as a new 318 owner. Appreciate all the good advice out there.
Posted April 16, 2011 - 02:37 PM
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