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Toro 580D engine swap?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by LawnCrafters, May 11, 2007.

  1. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    You bet electric would work. I would use them as a pusher OR puller but not both.
  2. LawnCrafters

    LawnCrafters LawnSite Member
    Messages: 133

    Why not both?

    desii - we haven't determined what exactly caused the valve to break in the first place. Also if you happen to need any parts for the older engine on your machine let me know. I'm probably just going to part it out since the new one is complete and most of the parts aren't interchangeable. Still has a good turbo, manifolds, injection pump, fuel solinoid, water pump, etc. Stuff thats super expensive new.
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    I installed a 16" puller (Mounted to the inside) on my small block Chevy truck and it cools just fine, I see no reason why one wouldn't work on a mower. It may be even better than the stock fan.
  4. bridley

    bridley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    how did that sts-dt conversion go ? any big problems
  5. gbscout

    gbscout LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    do you have the head off the old motor you switched out still?
  6. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,329

    This thread is only 6 years old....
    Think I saw the part you were looking for on RestroRobs bench...
    Check the Messy Bench thread....
  7. desii

    desii LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    If your looking for the head off of the Detroit Diesel, I think I still have it (complete engine possibly). I'll have to check, I think I switched out the 580 Mitsu too, so I'm not sure which engine is here. Let me know which one your looking for and I'll take a look in the next day or so to see what I have.
  8. gbscout

    gbscout LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I am looking for the Mitsubishi head, older engine model 1996.
  9. mle

    mle LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    looking for 1997 toro 580d parts
  10. desii

    desii LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    I do have the head from the Mitsubishi engine. Actually it's still on the engine. However,as you can see from the attached pic, the valve cover has a pretty size able hole in it. Let me know if you need anything else, i.e. model or serial number.


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