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Old 23-09-2015, 02:16   #46
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Re: Marinized Kubota Engine . . . What Are the Differences ?

Otya, what you suggest is possible, and would certainly be neat. But I think I will back up a bit and remove that front cutless altogether. It was an interesting experiment but I honestly don't think we need it, the prop shaft is very short and thick, and I now believe the flexible coupling on the back of the gearbox provides plenty of support. The guy who made the recommendation of fitting it was probably correct for most situations, just not our particular setup. Sometimes you just have to give things a try and see how they work out. It helps if you are doing the work yourself, at least the costs are contained.

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Old 13-11-2015, 17:41   #47
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Re: Marinized Kubota Engine . . . What Are the Differences ?

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I am marineizing a Kubota Z482 into basically a Beta 14. I have learned that the serial number is everything. If you have a branded Kubota, you cannot buy parts from Beta. The same for Deere or Kubota. You need to provide the S/N when ordering parts, if it is not correct to your provider you are out of luck. I have found parts and willing to share info if asked. Here are pictures of what I have so far.Attachment 109362Attachment 109363[ATTACH]109364[/ATTACH

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Hi Ghostyman, Where did you get the water cooled manifold? I'm looking for one for my genset/watermaker project. Z782 sitting in the garage waiting to be marinized.

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Here is the link. I have done extensive research in this and have several links that wil make it easier. Exhaust Manifold Heat Exchanger Manicooler Kubota Z482

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