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Re: looking for universal m-18 engine
If you find that the M18 can't be resonably repaired, here's a option that may work. The M18 is really a Kubota Z600 engine. Go to dieselenginetrader.com or a similar site and see if you can find one. They're very reasonably priced, maybe 1/4 to 1/2 the "marine" cost for one in "runner" condition. Install the raw water pump, bell housing, and transmission off your busted engine and swap the exhaust manifolds. You will now have a "new" M18. The source of the new engine might even buy back the old one for parts.
Last edited by capt jgwinks; 12-08-2013 at 05:35 PM.