Jump to content

Time to vote for Tractor of the Month!
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Kubota diesel questions


  • Please log in to reply
37 replies to this topic

#1 webn237 OFFLINE  

webn237
  • Member
  • Member No: 85566
  • 9 Thanks
  • 16 posts

Posted January 04, 2017 - 01:39 AM

Hey guys,
I'm new to the whole little diesels and have a few questions. I build custom golf carts and got my hands on a 3 cylinder kubota diesel d600 from a grasshopper 718d. I am currently in the process of installing it into my company golf cart. I've been told that, that motor will not fit. Well I don't believe in the impossible. There is always some way to make something work. I need a couple more tweeks and the motor will fit perfectly. Anyways,

My first question is I am looking into putting a small turbocharger on my motor. I've read guys use vw turbos, smart car turbos, and even RHB31 turbos. I'm wondering which would be the best route to go. I don't need to throw out any massive power. Whatever would work on the stock motor.

Second question is I'm looking at upgrading my alternator from the stock. Is there any specific upgrade alt for this or will any alternator do? I will be running a bunch of lights and accessories.

Third question is I'm also looking at running on board air tank. I'm debating on if I should go with a belt driven compressor or electric?

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

20170103_230357.jpg 20170103_233027.jpg 20170103_233042.jpg 20170101_013456.jpg

Edited by webn237, January 04, 2017 - 08:40 AM.

  • Bruce Dorsi said thank you

#2 KennyP OFFLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 31,315 Thanks
  • 41,536 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted January 04, 2017 - 05:51 AM

:dancingbanana: Welcome to the forum. No guru on turbo diesels here.


  • boyscout862 said thank you

#3 Alc ONLINE  

Alc

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1094
  • 5,912 Thanks
  • 6,880 posts
  • Location: Bangor Pa

Posted January 04, 2017 - 06:17 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !!  I'm sure we have some of the tractor pullers that will be able to help you in you turbo question . Please keep us posted on your build


  • boyscout862 said thank you

#4 boyscout862 OFFLINE  

boyscout862
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 8923
  • 10,501 Thanks
  • 7,926 posts
  • Location: N.E. Connecticut

Posted January 04, 2017 - 08:28 AM

Welcome to GTT. Interesting build. Good Luck, Rick



#5 Cvans ONLINE  

Cvans

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5412
  • 5,024 Thanks
  • 5,360 posts
  • Location: Eastern SD.

Posted January 04, 2017 - 08:29 AM

:welcometogttalk:

I've installed a Yanmar 2 cylinder diesel into a Yamaha golf cart.  No turbo as I didn't see a need for it. I would try it as is to see if your clutches and belt will handle the load.

If the dynamo that came with the engine isn't large enough for your needs then a one wire GM alternator will work. Your dynamo should be good for around 14 amps. Personally I am going back to them as there is virtually nothing to fail on them except bearings. I have found by going to LED lighting that the Dynamo is large enough. 

I would say your question about the Air conditioning will be determined by the space available. Either way you will need at least a 35 amp alternator to handle the load. 

Good luck with your project. 


  • Alc and webn237 have said thanks

#6 webn237 OFFLINE  

webn237
  • Member
  • Member No: 85566
  • 9 Thanks
  • 16 posts

Posted January 04, 2017 - 12:11 PM

I ment a air compressor for like air ride for the rear. I have a lot of lighting on my cart and plan on adding more. I also have built a custom matching trailer that'll be identical once I'm done so it'll have to power lights on that as well.20161204_095427.jpg
  • Alc, Bruce Dorsi and Cvans have said thanks

#7 Cvans ONLINE  

Cvans

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5412
  • 5,024 Thanks
  • 5,360 posts
  • Location: Eastern SD.

Posted January 04, 2017 - 02:48 PM

I ment a air compressor for like air ride for the rear

 

Thought you were talking about a cart with an enclosed cab.  I think in this case an electric would probably be suitable.



#8 ducky ONLINE  

ducky

    Senior Member

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 564
  • 1,917 Thanks
  • 4,053 posts
  • Location: Freedom, WI

Posted January 04, 2017 - 05:07 PM

I like the Denso 1 wire because they are a bit smaller than a GM. Works great on the Articulated 4855.

2015-07-27 22.00.43-20150818-103917579.jpeg

Here is a pic of the Alt.

Denso alt.jpg


  • Alc, KennyP and michael.kitko have said thanks

#9 webn237 OFFLINE  

webn237
  • Member
  • Member No: 85566
  • 9 Thanks
  • 16 posts

Posted January 04, 2017 - 05:17 PM

I like the Denso 1 wire because they are a bit smaller than a GM. Works great on the Articulated 4855.
attachicon.gif2015-07-27 22.00.43-20150818-103917579.jpeg
Here is a pic of the Alt.
attachicon.gifDenso alt.jpg

Where did you get the alternator? Online?

Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk

#10 Cvans ONLINE  

Cvans

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5412
  • 5,024 Thanks
  • 5,360 posts
  • Location: Eastern SD.

Posted January 04, 2017 - 07:05 PM

I suggest you stay away from the Chinese made small alternators. Mine lasted maybe 50 hours over a couple of years. The Used Denso is still working just fine.


  • webn237 said thank you

#11 webn237 OFFLINE  

webn237
  • Member
  • Member No: 85566
  • 9 Thanks
  • 16 posts

Posted January 05, 2017 - 12:12 AM

Sweet sounds good. And you buy chance know what the smallest safe size radiator I could go with?

Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk

#12 Cvans ONLINE  

Cvans

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5412
  • 5,024 Thanks
  • 5,360 posts
  • Location: Eastern SD.

Posted January 05, 2017 - 12:18 AM

Several people on this forum have used these with good results. 

http://www.ebay.com/...9hW15p7&vxp=mtr

 

 



#13 webn237 OFFLINE  

webn237
  • Member
  • Member No: 85566
  • 9 Thanks
  • 16 posts

Posted January 05, 2017 - 08:47 AM

Ok so these are the recommended alternator and radiator?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/172121569590

http://www.ebay.com/itm/262393133154

Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk

Edited by webn237, January 05, 2017 - 09:14 AM.


#14 webn237 OFFLINE  

webn237
  • Member
  • Member No: 85566
  • 9 Thanks
  • 16 posts

Posted January 05, 2017 - 08:47 AM

Any other recommendations that'd make this build even cooler?

Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk

#15 ducky ONLINE  

ducky

    Senior Member

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 564
  • 1,917 Thanks
  • 4,053 posts
  • Location: Freedom, WI

Posted January 05, 2017 - 06:09 PM

Where did you get the alternator? Online?

Sent from my SM-G935R4 using Tapatalk

Went to the locl rebuild shop and bought it as a rebuild.  Also big around here in the stock car racing community.


  • Cvans and webn237 have said thanks




Top