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Old 09-03-2012   #1
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Default Repowered my jeep with kubota turbodiesel

After owning a kubota powered excavator for 6 yrs with zero issues, I decided to use a kubota engine in my newest project...it is a very rare aluminum micro jeep with independent suspension...

I was unhappy with the original air cooled V4 gas engine, so I transplanted a V1505-T engine into the lightweight Mighty Mite...had to have an adapter plate made to fit the 4 speed tranny, and a combination of off-the-shelf clutch parts.

After a few months of researching, and collecting parts, and a weeks worth of labor, I have it up running and drivable.

Wow is it fun! Torquey, and quick...and an added bonus is that the little 4x4 now gets in excess of 40mpg!!!

Knowing I would be pushing the little 4 cyl hard, and that I would be wringing more power than stock out of it, I decided to go through the whole engine I bought.
I installed new pistons, rings and berrings. Also, more importantly, I added piston oil coolers to the undersides of them...I did this by having two tiny holes drilled in the con rods and also had the rod berrings machined with a U-groove in the center with holes that match the new ones in the rods...this way pistons get a constant spray from two oil squirters.

I removed fuel rack stop screw, throttle stop screw, and turned in torque screw one turn. Lastly, I installed an extra spring on the wategate for more boost...

The power is awesome! Boost pressure jumped from 7psi stock to around 14psi...
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Old 09-03-2012   #2
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Pics! We need pics! Sounds cool!
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Old 09-04-2012   #3
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Default Re: Repowered my jeep with kubota turbodiesel

I second the "pics" comment. I am a firm believer in the internet forum mantra of "if you don't include pics, it didn't happen"... Sounds like a really cool project and would LOVE to see some in progress shots.
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Does sound cool. But all this doesn't matter without pics.

Gotta have pics, man!
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Default Re: Repowered my jeep with kubota turbodiesel

I have a 1994 Toyota 4wd truck with 270,000 miles. Runs great but it might eventually need a motor. I would like to put a Kubota diesel in it.

So, pics of what you did will help.
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Old 09-04-2012   #6
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Sounds very cool.

Pics would be great, but video would be awesome!
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I have a 1994 Toyota 4wd truck with 270,000 miles. Runs great but it might eventually need a motor.
You've got a ways to go yet...... my '78 Toyota pickup had 431,634 on it when I traded it in on a '95 Tacoma.
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Old 09-14-2012   #8
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Default Re: Repowered my jeep with kubota turbodiesel

I know, I'm working on gettin some pics posted...
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Old 09-16-2012   #9
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You've got a ways to go yet...... my '78 Toyota pickup had 431,634 on it when I traded it in on a '95 Tacoma.
I know. Just can't seem to be able to kill a 22r engine.
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I know, I'm working on gettin some pics posted...
pics PLEASE , I just gotta see this thing !!!
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