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#1 Trump OFFLINE  

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Posted June 16, 2011 - 08:37 PM

what options are there for repowering a 1655?

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Posted June 16, 2011 - 08:42 PM

what options are there for repowering a 1655?


There are all kinds of options depending on how creative you want to get. If you want to keep everything the way it was you could repower with another Onan. The one engine warehouse store also sells a repower kit, I can't remember what brand the engine was, either Kohler or Honda.

You could also do a diesel conversion.

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 08:38 AM

I would research what you can about engine dimensions then find the engine that fits your needs and wants. I started at small engine warehouse and found out the info on the engine then found one for $90 for my MF-7. I found the more you can find out about the whole situation the better off your going to be.

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 08:59 AM

I like the Diesel idea.

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 09:01 AM

I like the Diesel idea.


I am with ducky :D

I want to put a diesel in my 1655 sooner or later.

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 09:49 AM

I suppose that if I'd have thougth about it in 2000 I may have gone the diesel route as well,rather then the Honda 20hp V twin. It's in there now and has been working flawlessly since being installed so no complaints.Larry

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 10:02 AM

Whats wrong with engine you have?

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 01:46 PM

Diesel is over rated. Get a Kawasaki 27HP liquid cooled

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 07:09 PM

Diesel is over rated. Get a Kawasaki 27HP liquid cooled


Never seen a gas engine do what a diesel can do on the same $ fuel with comparable rated engines.

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Posted June 17, 2011 - 10:41 PM

I agree with that. But the initial cost of the diesel and the increased size will negate any savings. Not like there is room for a 3 cylinder if you want to keep the double belt set up and good luck with the pto clutch

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Posted June 18, 2011 - 04:21 AM

I like diesel,if it were me,I would most likely go diesel.

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Posted June 18, 2011 - 05:28 AM

Never seen a gas engine do what a diesel can do on the same $ fuel with comparable rated engines.

Hindsight when I bought a replacement Onan for the 318 I never thought of a diesel and the coast of fuel in the life of mower. I only put on 25-30 hours a year but it seems to drink gas !!! Guess there is other things because of the lower running RPM that would have to be address that would have to be factored into a swap .

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Posted June 18, 2011 - 08:35 AM

I agree with that. But the initial cost of the diesel and the increased size will negate any savings. Not like there is room for a 3 cylinder if you want to keep the double belt set up and good luck with the pto clutch


Yes, I agree with the cost difference, but I bought the Kubota D1005 (runs like new)on an asphalt sealing machine for $336 + $150 in costs to go get it. I just sold the rest of the machine for scrap yesterday for $422 for a total investment in the diesel of $64. So if you shop & get lucky, it's a whole different ballgame.

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Posted June 18, 2011 - 08:42 PM

for a total investment in the diesel of $64.

Hum , I think the sales tax on my new gas motor was more then that. :wallbanging:

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Posted June 18, 2011 - 08:44 PM

Hum , I think the sales tax on my new gas motor was more then that. :wallbanging:


I'll likely NEVER land a deal like that again in my life!




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