Yea, that one has a totally awesome paint job, but noting done to it. I would not trust that there was no problems with an engine, just replaced during refit unless I personally knew the previous owner. Why do they always paint over the hoses?If I were you and seeking an old engine in that size range, I would get an old popular diesel, like a volvo, and rebuild it. Parts are still everywhere for them as I understand. Or you could simply look for a small tractor engine.
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I gave you that model for reference only, the old ones are known for being super reliable. Also they do not have that many parts, lol.Yea, that one has a totally awesome paint job, but noting done to it. I would not trust that there was no problems with an engine, just replaced during refit unless I personally knew the previous owner. Why do they always paint over the hoses?
I do agree that I would find a used motor and rebuild it myself. I would look for a "Universal" (Kubota), Yanmar, or a Perkins myself as there parts availability seems to be best and reasonable. Volvo will kill you on parts cost.
sucker born every day is why.just saying, asking... how many actually KNOW china diesels are bad engines? Not that I would want one, but someone is selling them and they must have some kind of mfg backup or they would not still be in business.
Yea, but these are being brought in without any dealer network, or support. You have it shipped from China. Now that Alibaba is publicly traded we can order just about anything directly from Chinese manufacturers. There were other sites before but it is becoming very common to direct import goods. So the next step is to bring in things like engines, but they will not have any kind of EPA approvals, or warranty support. I am all for dropping the US companies out of the loop, as all they have done is outsource our middle class in the name of higher profits. But I am not willing to take on being my only support. Heck I know what it was like in the 80's to own British cars after they basic left our market.I'm in rare form today/night Minn, Yes I agree. Just wanted to rag on it a bit Parts... but then we are evolving into a "use it til it breaks and toss it" era. Oh an the parts want to be sent to the dealer network not the end user, so the 10% ers start getting their dime/s along the way.. like Volvo?
Does anyone have experience with China made diesels. I need a small diesel 20-40 hp, and am looking at the new chinese models. Thanks Leonard