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Old 05-08-2018, 10:27 AM
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^^^Agree^^^

Considering the robust construction of this engine and diesels in general I am thinking it may tolerate more abuse, compared to a gasoline version of equal HP.

Seems like a common complaint on this forum is lack of power on hills...I thought the same. But I was comparing this RTV to my BX tractor, equipped with the same d902.

Installed the idle control suggested here, but cannot say for certain what effect it had on power from a stopped position.

I removed the spark arrester while doing the head work, which may have helped, but after the head work the climbing power is a close match to my BX2350, equipped with a front loader and belly mower.

No telling what the future holds for this engine. If necessary I am prepared to purchase a new OEM bare block and transfer whatever is salvageable. I confirmed with Messics that a new Kubota block is about $550.

D902 pulls are just too expensive IMO. Even with a 30day guarantee the amount of work to make the swap, only to discover it has an issue that requires a return, its not worth it. If RTV engines were closer to $1500 maybe yes.

I contacted a CL seller, with an RTV listed, who mentioned the d902 was swapped with a d782. He went that route because the 782 engine was around $1500. BUT the engine mounts had to be moved, the oil pan shield required modification along with modding the intake and exhaust to fit. He felt it was not worth the effort but because of $$ it was his only option.

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can you post pics of the crack? might be able to help you out on it
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Peanut he posted a picture of the crack as a pdf file in the very first post of this thread.
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