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Dieselgg
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2023-12-27          201765

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to install a 3 cyl Perkins diesel into a Kubota L3830D and will the Kubota trans match up? The Kubota currently has the 3 cyl motor in it which is blown. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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2023-12-27          201766

I seriously doubt that's ever been done. Now if you have access to a machine shop, are well versed in welding/ fabrication and mechanical engineering, then yours just might be the first one.

In all honesty, there is nothing those two engines have in common other than the cylinder count.

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2023-12-27          201767

Thanks Imfedup, I was pretty sure it was not going to be an easy swap but I have an excellent running Massey Ferguson 235, with power steering problems. I have already put $1000 in new parts and just thought it might be a solution to my problems. ....

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2023-12-27          201768

Describe your power steering problems. Repairing that will no doubt be far simpler than an engine swap. ....

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2024-02-19          201783

Sorry for the delay in responding but do to medical prob ( it’s a bitch to get old) my trouble with my steering is the pump overheats in just a matter of minutes. I replaced the pump, hose’s, ram and other parts in the steering. I know there have been problems wit steering on the MF 235 Could the adjustment on the Ram be causing this.
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2024-02-19          201784

The power steering on the 235 is well known for problems that are difficult to impossible correct. No argument there.

I believe if it were mine I would approach trading the steering out long before the engine swap thing. Much less work and fabrication. I would look at a unit from 135 possibly. It would involve changing the transmission shift cover and probably some other mods as well. Having never done it, I don't know what all the obstacles might be. Another option might be hydrostatic steering from a 240 or 245 but that would include a different front axle to accommodate external cylinders. No easy way out there. ....

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