Diesel Engine Swap?

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jkblade
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Diesel Engine Swap?

Post by jkblade » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:12 am

Anybody know of a diesel engine that is a relatively straightforward swap, or would it be a nightmare of building adapters? Thanks


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Re: Diesel Engine Swap?

Post by mdainsd » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:02 pm

Don't think there is one. It would have to lay on its side. Ive wondered about putting a Yanmar 3 cylinder diesel in a mule. To lay it over you would definitely have to fabricate a new sump and pickup at a minimum.
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Re: Diesel Engine Swap?

Post by jkblade » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:25 pm

Yeah, kinda what I was thinking. For what it’ll be used for I’d probably be better off to sell the mule and buy a diesel side by side. Thanks

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Re: Diesel Engine Swap?

Post by mdainsd » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:22 am

Yep. I got a M-gator for my actual chores around the place. Made for the military by John Deere, side by side, diesel, power drop side dump bed, automatic, full electrical system. Much easier to get in and out of too. Not as cool as the Mule but so much more practical.
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