New guy here. Was glad to see your post about the Kubota z482. I am wanting to order one from ebay but the seller stated that it was a constant speed. My question is, are all the z482's alike or could I assume that the one on ebay would be able to be converted to a variable speed engine? Thanks If you go to ebay you can just search "Kubota z482" and check it out.
Chuck in SC
The engine is similar to mine--there is quite a bit of variation on Kubota engines depending on the application. Mine has a big "mushroom" oil pan that holds 6 qts of oil. The eBay engine has the oil filter on the right (looking at flywheel) same as mine, but the filters can also be on the left if they have a different front cover.
I don't see any connection for the throttle on the eBay engine--I suspect it's in the flat rectangular housing above and forward of the fuel pump. I'm not sure if there are levers, etc. that can be reset, etc. inside there--maybe someone else can chime in with more information.