Machine shop for diesel block?

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Machine shop for diesel block?

Post by TeeJay » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:44 pm

Have a little mitsubishi k3a diesel on a tractor im trying to fix up. Until today, everything was looking pretty good mechanicly. Last thing before buying more expensive parts was pull the pistons to check them out. No good. All pistons scratched bad and 1 nice gouge in 1 cyl. New pistons would suck enough but adding machine shop time for oversized pistons or a sleeve. Im guessing the labor alone would be more $ than the whole running tractor is worth.

But either way, anyone have a good engine/machine shop around central florida to recommend?

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Re: Machine shop for diesel block?

Post by g.willikers » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:36 am

You might be better off trying to find a good used replacement engine.
Are there junk yards (oops, recycling yards) for tractors like for cars?
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Re: Machine shop for diesel block?

Post by TeeJay » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:11 am

Seems like up north there is scrap yards for small equipment. Not as much down here. These mitsubishi diesels were used in quite a bit of equipment so i might have to find a something laying around for cheap. Anyone who has one of these motors for sale thinks its made of gold. They want more for the stripped block that i would pay for a complete running motor.

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Re: Machine shop for diesel block?

Post by kmagnuss » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:10 pm

Any normal machine shop can do diesels also. If you can sleeve the block you won't need a machine shop... unless you want to deck the head.
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