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Re: First smoke for the Z482
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2020, 03:02:01 PM »
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I notice on your second Vid quite a bit of induction noise. Mine appears to have a different air Filter to yours and has a long rubber hose coming off it as well.  Perhaps a car air cleaner may make it quieter still? I like using those as they have huge flow and capacity for the engines we are putting them on and if the air filter ever does clag up, they are cheap and readily available to replace.

I also notice your engine has a proper alternator. Mine has a permanent magnet generator which is OK but I think only 14 A.  I want to put on a decent one like yours.

Yes, the air intake noise is quite noticeable.
Swapping to a larger canister would be a good idea.

Mine came with a mini alternator instead of a PM generator. It was seized and rusty so I swapped it with a 96 amp General Motors 12SI that I had sitting around. Thankfully Kubota uses the industry standard mounting bracket and the new alternator dropped in without any modification.

- 6/1 GM90 Listeroid - Delco 33si Alternator
- Changfa R175 - Lease/Neville Alternator
- Kubota Z482 - 4kw
- JiangDong R165 Air cooled - 2 kw