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Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Kubota EA300
« on: February 03, 2020, 02:29:43 AM »
I picked up a EA300 for $300, tore into it today and found that one of the valves wiggles a fair amount and the valve seat has worn a little. I have the manuals and part numbers. It seems like parts are a little tough to find, is my best shot my local Kubota dealer hunting some valves and valve guides for me?

skip to 4:30 on this video, how many germans does it take to start an engine???

Listeroid Engines / Re: DIY Short block
« on: January 28, 2020, 10:52:33 PM »

veggie - thanks for the input..  I am sure he can supply a block here or there but my point is - the blocks are in short supply and those that are available are relatively expensive..  especially once you factor in freight costs

I want to create something that is easily accessible to the average Joe - allowing them to get into the hobby with minimal cost.

The 6/1 is a marvellous machine that can give you freedom and independence from the state..   more people should have one in their shed... the damn EPA / government makes that a hard option..

Here in Canada for example they just implemented carbon taxes..  I used to heat my house with propane..  it would cost me nearly 6K per winter season to heat my house..  now with the carbon taxes - it adds nearly $600 more per year and each year the tax is phased in to increase till 2030..  I really feel for my kids..  you need heat to survive..  the state wants you to be fully dependant on them..  I prefer the other way round

Amen to all that! I have found it difficult to get one of these built on a budget, I like the Idea of starting with my own block and piecing it together over the course of a year or so. I love the idea and I think one thing that could help out the community would be to get younger folks (20's and teenagers) like myself into the hobby, to increase demand and supply and get more of these around!

I'm open to offers and trades on this setup. I'ts a NOS Jin Dong 1115, I've only put an hour on it maybe. The head is a genuine stamford single phase 110/220 dual bearing head. It's all sitting on a nice frame with tensioner and heavy duty air filled casters that reduce the vibration really well.

Listeroid Engines / Re: EPA Regulations
« on: January 26, 2020, 05:40:28 AM »
Any tips on where to get panels cheap?

Listeroid Engines / Re: EPA Regulations
« on: January 25, 2020, 12:37:23 AM »

Again, people right here on this forum will sell you a new rebuilt engine done right but from what i read, they cant find any takers?

I think the main reason listeroids aren't moving is because the demand is dropping, like you said before there are other higher performance modern options (Kubota 2 and 3 cylinder engines) that can be had for $750-1000 all day long. But most folks still want $2,200+ for their listeroid like during the first 10 years of the ban. I would love listeroids to become more affordable for the average guy (one reason I like to look for loopholes in the regulations, more supply = lower prices) they are unique and do what they do well, but I think prices more inline with what we are seeing lightly used Kubota going for would be more realistic. I think everyone got excited when people were willing to pay $3,000+ for a listeroid in the near past, and it's tough when they are selling for less than that today and probably less next year. We will see what the "free" market does I guess.......

Listeroid Engines / Re: EPA Regulations
« on: January 22, 2020, 03:57:06 PM »
That is a good perspective Glort. I just get bent out of shape when the gov says you can't do something that is harmless and something the little guy wants. I'm literally paying them to tell me no lmao.

*I did have my lawyer look over the regulations and he said basically the same thing that broncdriver99 said.

Listeroid Engines / Re: EPA Regulations
« on: January 22, 2020, 03:05:30 AM »
That makes a lot of sense. I’m surprised an individual/small business isn’t importing pre 2006 Kubotas, Yanmars, and listers in by the container load. Nos and used engines like that have to be available in large quantities in parts of India and Asia.

Listeroid Engines / Re: EPA Regulations
« on: January 21, 2020, 09:01:43 PM »
I read that differently. I interpret it as saying that as long as you are not the OEM, you can import as long as they were first manufactured 21 year or more ago and substantially in original condition.

Same here, it says if YOU are not the original manufacturer..... not the engine itself.
If they wanted to ban clones and copies of old engines they would have omitted the word "first", so whoever at the EPA/importing is putting the kibosh on importing replicas of engines that were first manufactured at least 21 years earlier is overstepping the regulation. How does this ancient engine exemption not apply to clones?

Listeroid Engines / EPA Regulations
« on: January 21, 2020, 07:20:25 PM »
Have you guys read this:

EPA Regulations
1068.315 Permanent exemptions for imported engines/equipment.
*** * *
(i) Ancient engine/equipment exemption.
If you are not the original engine/equipment manufacturer, you may import nonconforming engines/ equipment that are subject to a standard-setting part and were FIRST (emphasis mine) manufactured at least 21 years earlier, as long as they are still substantially in their original configurations.

Would the word FIRST there not make it legal to import replicas of engines over 21 year old!

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Onan 9 MDKAV
« on: November 13, 2019, 03:15:38 AM »
Got it home today, have to check a few things and hook up some fuel to test it out!

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Onan 9 MDKAV
« on: November 05, 2019, 03:31:41 AM »
32 coupe, that is an awesome setup, Ill post some pics of mine when I get it here. Glort , thanks for the tip Ill start doing some digging see if I can find some common issues, would you mind asking your brother in law to see what his were and what happened?

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Onan 9 MDKAV
« on: November 02, 2019, 02:58:43 PM »
So I just unexpectedly won an online auction for an Onan 9kw MDKAV marine diesel genset. 1800rpm low hours 3 cylinder Kubota powered. However it needs a raw water supply to run, has anyone tried adapting something like this to stationary use? The inlet is only a 1 tube for the raw water intake this heat exchanges with a closed coolant system on the genset. Open to creative ideas and will post pictures once I go pick it up.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Re: Kubota EA300
« on: October 23, 2019, 06:25:31 PM »
Thank you.

Other Slow Speed Diesels / Kubota EA300
« on: October 23, 2019, 02:40:15 PM »
There are three of these Kubota EA300s I have found for sale in my area for around $300-$500. Seems like a good deal, does anyone have any experience with them?

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