I have two engines one from a John Deere 4x2 gator and another from a John Deere AMT622. The engines are both fe290d but the primary clutches are different design. The AMT clutch actually sits farther away from the engine. About one inch while the 4x4 is only maybe 1/4 of an inch.
You mention taking the cover off. Is this the cover that actually mounts onto the engine?
What I would like to do if possible is take the cover off the engine that the shaft goes through and then put that cover on the other engine. Basically I am trying to combine two engines into one to save some money in having to rebuild or buy another engine.
So can this be done without using any special tools?
If not do you happen to know if the shaft on the 4x2 gator is tapered? I am trying to find an engine that I can use to replace the 4x2 gator engine.
I have found an engine to replace the engine for my 4x2 at
www.smallenginewarehouse.com but I am hoping to go the other route.
But I am hoping to use the engine from the AMT622. I guess I won't know for sure if it will work until I take it into a John Deere dealer to have the clutches removed. But from pictures it looks like the shaft is longer on the AMT engine.
The compression on the engine I am removing is only 60 pounds. The one I hope to use is only 120 but it should be useable for awhile. Though is does use oil.
Do you think it is possible to take the shaft, engine cover and clutch in all one piece, of one engine and put it on the other? I don't know how it attaches inside the engine itself?
This in theory would eliminate having to remove the clutches. The John Deere dealer here are not always the cheapest to use. But that may be my only option.
Thanks for all your help and tips. It will make things go alot smoother.