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Re: Oil pan for Universal Diesel

Newport 28's usually had a Universal 5411 (M15) which is a Kubota Z500 block, The Z500 was used in a B5100 tractor. Check the dipstick to see if it has Z500 stamped on it
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Re: Oil pan for Universal Diesel

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But a tractor pan will likely have a drain bolt and that is supposed to be a no no on marine installs.
Really? Never heard this before. I doubt there is any difference between the pans on the Universal diesels and the Kubota diesels. I do know that the pan on the Universal 5411 on my previous boat had a drain plug on the bottom just like an auto pan.
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Re: Oil pan for Universal Diesel

I have a Universal M-18 and my oil stick is stamped with Z500. I was under the impression that the M-18 was the Z600 block. Just to add to the confusion. The drain plug on the oil pan is fitted with a hose adapter for "easy" oil extraction.
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Re: Oil pan for Universal Diesel

The oil pan from Kubota is modified by adding a 90 degree barb (I believe that it is a 3/8") to where the plug goes, and by brazing a dip stick fitting to the right side of the pan.

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Re: Oil pan for Universal Diesel

The dipstick addition makes sense. Mine dipstick is on the left when facing the front of the engine.

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Re: Oil pan for Universal Diesel

The dip stick is on the left when looking at flywheel. The reason that this modification is required is that the alternator would prevent dip stick use if the modification were not made.

I have a tractor oil pan, and am considering adding a sight glass from a motorcycle, instead of, or in addition to, the dip stick.

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Re: Oil pan for Universal Diesel

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Really? Never heard this before. I doubt there is any difference between the pans on the Universal diesels and the Kubota diesels. I do know that the pan on the Universal 5411 on my previous boat had a drain plug on the bottom just like an auto pan.
Yes, the Universal pan on my 5424 has a drain too.

I think the regulation in question concerns oil and fuel tanks, which shouldn't have a drain that could potentially contaminate the bilge. Whether or not a sump is a tank, you could debate.
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