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#16 Dieselcubmike OFFLINE  

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Posted October 26, 2012 - 12:17 PM

These are fun little engines to play with. Some of the diesel pullers in our club started off with them. They were anywhere from a 13-16 yanmar but they were tired and they had those huge oil pans on them! but they were fun to play with and are still usable if you were to get a smaller pan and maybe some new gaskets and such. A great touchup for a garden tractor repower.

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 07:47 PM

I am waiting for some time and money this winter to progress with mine.
So far i have only stripped the motor down to just the engine. I am trying to figure out how to strip the oily greasy nasty mess off the motor.

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Posted October 28, 2012 - 09:08 PM

If you have access to a steam cleaner, this would be my first choice. Next is engine degreaser and a pressure washer. There is always going to be some hand scraping and wire brush work involved though.
Good luck with your project.

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Posted March 16, 2014 - 05:15 PM

A lot of those refer units are getting replaced with "clean" motors due to states like California having such strict emissions laws.  A buddy and I picked up 4 - 4cyl kubotas for $400 each.  A little big for a GT but perfect for a Jeep CJ-2A.....



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Posted March 25, 2014 - 09:20 PM

Just finished putting one of the Yanmar APU engines into a golf cart. Boy has that little diesel got the torque. I'm not the driver.


Edited by Cvans, March 25, 2014 - 09:21 PM.

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Posted April 23, 2014 - 05:37 PM

Thermo-king uses 34hp 4cyl isuzu engines with an almost 5gallon oil pan . the pan can be removed and replaced with an isuzu pan which comes in smaller capacity and if i was gonna use it on a puller i would keep the thermo-king pan for the capacity and weight it also acts as the engine mount with 3 cushion points ,but to large for the average gt






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