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.Trump said:what options are there for repowering a 1655?
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 .Never seen a gas engine do what a diesel can do on the same $ fuel with comparable rated engines.
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.mikebramel said: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
I agree with Daniel. A real life example- I had a JDx475 GT with a 750cc 23hp Kawi Vtwin Liquid cooled. Nice engine but at least 4-5litres/hr of fuel (Over 1gal/hr) even when just doing chores around the yard. I traded it in for a JD2320 which has a 24HP Yanmar diesel and is a CUT weighing 3000lbs with the loader and ballast. Fuel consumption is anywhere from 2-3litres/hr when you keep the rpm's down and 4-5 when working it hard. I use about 1/2 the fuel now and can do more work in the same time with the larger tractor. The diesel has a couple of inherent advantages. There is 15% more energy in diesel fuel than gas and diesels do not suffer from throttle related vacuum pumping losses like gas engines which makes diesels much more efficient at low power levels. When I first considered the diesel I thought the smell (fuel and exhaust)would be a problem but I find I would rather have diesel around then gas any day. Your problem will be finding a suitable diesel for the conversion.olcowhand said:Never seen a gas engine do what a diesel can do on the same $ fuel with comparable rated engines.