Kubota D782-E3B

Kubota D782-E3BThe Kubota D782-E3B is a 778 cc (47.5 cu·in) natural aspirated three-cylinders four-stroke liquid-cooled internal combustion vertical diesel engine, manufactured by Kubota for general-purpose applications.

A 67.0 mm (2.64 in) cylinder bore and 73.6 mm (2.9 in) piston stroke give the D782-E3B engine a total of 778 cc of displacement. The compression ratio rating is 24.0:1.

The D782-E3B engine produced 18.4 PS (13.5 kW; 18.1 HP) at 3,200 rpm of net (intermittent) horsepower and 19.2 PS (14.1 kW; 18.9 HP) at 3,200 rpm of gross (intermittent) horsepower.

The Kubota D782-E3B features:

  • Spherical type combustion chamber
  • Bosch MD-type mini fuel injection pump
  • Bosch throttle type injection nozzle
  • Centrifugal ball mechanical governor
  • Forced lubrication by pump
  • Liquid cooling system
  • Electric starter (12V, 1.0 kW)

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine modelD782-E3B
Engine type4-stroke, vertical, three-cylinders
Displacement778 cm3, (47.5 cu·in)
Max. horsepower Gross (intermittent): 19.2 PS (14.1 kW; 18.9 HP) at 3,200 rpm
Net (intermittent): 18.4 PS (13.5 kW; 18.1 HP) at 3,200 rpm
Net (continuous): 15.9 PS (11.7 KW; 15.7 HP) at 3,200 rpm
Max. torque
Emission typeEPA/CARB Tier 4 level
Cooling systemLiquid-cooled
Lubricating systemForced lubrication by pump
Combustion chamberSpherical type (E-TVCS)
Fuel injection pumpBosch MD type mini pump
Injection typeIndirect injection
Injection nozzleBosch throttle type
Fuel usedDiesel fuel No.2-D
Starting systemElectric starter (12V, 1.0 kW)
Starting support deviceGlow plug in combustion chamber
GovernorCentrifugal ball mechanical governor
PTO shaft rotationCounterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Dimensions (L x W X H)426 x 398 x 519 mm (16.8 x 15.7 x 20.4 in)
Dry weight63.5 kg (139.7 lbs)

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Compression ratio:24.0:1
Cylinder bore:67.0 mm (2.64 in)
Piston stroke:73.6 mm (2.9 in)
Cylinder internal diameter (standard):67.000-67.019 mm (2.6378-2.6385 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2/1
Connecting rod small end diameter (standard):20.025-20.040 mm (0.7884-0.789 in)
Piston pin diameter:20.002-20.040 mm (0.7875-0.789 in)
Side clearance (Second):0.090-0.120 mm (0.0035-0.0047 in)
Side clearance (Oil):0.040-0.080 mm (0.0016-0.0031 in)
Ring end gap (Top):0.150-0.300 mm (0.0059-0.0118 in)
Ring end gap (Second):0.300-0.450 mm (0.0118-0.0177 in)
Ring end gap (Oil):0.150-0.300 mm (0.0059-0.0118 in)
Number of main bearings:4
Crankshaft main journal diameter: Flywheel side: 43.934-43.950 mm (1.72969-1.73032 in)
Other: 39.934-39.950 mm (1.5722-1.5728 in)
Crankpin journal diameter:33.959-33.975 mm (1.337-1.3376 in)
Cylinder head
Valves:2,(6 valves in total)
Valve timing (INTAKE):
Valve timing (EXHAUST):
Valve seat width (INTAKE):2.120 mm (0.0835 in)
Valve seat width (EXHAUST):2.120 mm (0.0835 in)
Value seat angle (INTAKE):45°
Value seat angle (EXHAUST):45°
Valveface angle (INTAKE):45°
Valveface angle (EXHAUST):45°
Valve steam diameter (INTAKE):5.968-5.980 mm (0.2349-0.2354 in)
Valve steam diameter (EXHAUST):5.968-5.980 mm (0.2349-0.2354 in)
Valve spring free length (INTAKE):31.6 mm (1.2441 in)
Valve spring free length (EXHAUST):31.6 mm (1.2441 in)
Tappet outer diameter:17.966-17.984 mm (0.7073-0.7080 in)
Rocker arm shaft outer diameter:10.473-10.484 mm (0.4123-0.4127 in)
Camshaft lobe height (INTAKE):26.880 mm (1.0583 in)
Camshaft lobe height (EXHAUST):26.880 mm (1.0583 in)
Camshaft journal diameter :32.934-32.950 mm (1.2966-1.2972 in)

Tightening torque

Tightening torque specs
Head cover cap nuts (M6x1.0):3.9-5.3 Nm (0.4-0.6 kgf-m, 2.9-4.3 lb-ft)
Head bolts (M8x1.25):39.2-44.1 Nm (4.0-4.5 kgf-m, 28.9-32.5 lb-ft)
Main bearing case bolts 1 (M6x1.0):12.7-15.7 Nm (1.3-1.6 kgf-m, 9.4-11.6 lb-ft)
Main bearing case screw 2 (M7x1.0):26.5-30.4 Nm (2.7-3.1 kgf-m, 19.5-22.4 lb-ft)
Flywheel bolts (M10x1.25):53.9-58.8 Nm (5.5-6.0 kgf-m, 39.8-43.4 lb-ft)
Connecting rod bolts (M7x0.75):26.5-30.4 Nm (2.7-3.1 kgf-m, 19.5-22.4 lb-ft)
Rocker arm bracket nuts (M6x1.0):9.81-11.28 Nm (1.0-1.15 kgf-m, 7.23-8.32 lb-ft)
Idle gear shaft bolts (M6x1.0):9.8-11.3 Nm (1.00-1.15 kgf-m, 7.2-8.3 lb-ft)
Idle gear shaft screws (M6x1.0):9.8-11.3 Nm (1.00-1.15 kgf-m, 7.2-8.3 lb-ft)
Glow plugs (M8x1.0):7.8-14.7 Nm (0.8-1.5 kgf-m, 5.8-10.8 lb-ft)
Nozzle holder assembly (M20x1.5):49.0-68.6 Nm (5.0-7.0 kgf-m, 36.2-50.6 lb-ft)
Nozzle holder and nozzle retaining nut:58.8-78.5 Nm (6.0-8.0 kgf-m, 43.4-57.9 lb-ft)
Injection pipe retaining nuts:24.5-34.3 Nm (2.5-3.5 kgf-m, 18.1-25.3 lb-ft)

Service Data

Maximum speed:3800 rpm
Idle speed:900-1000 rpm
Cylinder compression:29.0-33.0 kgf/cm2 (2.84-3.24 MPa, 412-469 psi)
Compression differential limit between cylinders:10% or less
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance:0.145-0.185 mm (0.0057-0.0073 in)
Exhaust valve clearance:0.145-0.185 mm (0.0057-0.0073 in)
Oil system
Lubrication system:Forced lubrication by pump
Oil type:API CD or CE
Oil capacity:3.6 liters (3.8 US.qts, 3.17 Imp. qts)
Oil filter:Full flow paper filter (cartridge type)
Oil pressure: At idle speed: 98 kPa (1.0 kgf/cm2, 14 psi)
At rated speed: 196-441 kPa (2.0-4.5 kgf/cm2, 29-64 psi)
Fuel system
Fuel injection pumpBosch MD-type mini pump
Injection nozzleBosch throttle type
Injection timing: S/n below 7ZZ999: 16-18° B.T.D.C.
S/n below 8A0001: 16.25-17.75° B.T.D.C.
Fuel injection pressure13.73-14.71 MPa (140-150 kgf/cm2, 1991-2133 psi)
Cooling system
Type:Pressurized radiator, forced circulation with water pump (not included in the basic engine)
Thermostat’s valve opening temperature:69.5-72.5°C (157.1-162.5°F)
Temperature at which thermostat completely opens:85°C (185°F)
Coolant capacity3.1 liters (3.3 US.qts, 2.7 Imp. qts)
Electrical system
Battery:12V, 36AH or equivalent
Starter mica undercut:0.5-0.8 mm (0.0197-0.0315 in)
Starter brush length:16.0 mm (0.6299 in)
Alternator (no-load voltage):AC 20V at 5,200 rpm
Glow plug resistance:Approx 0.9 Ω
Alternator stator resistance:Less than 1.0 Ω
Alternator rotor resistance:Less than 2.9 Ω
Alternator slip ring:14.4 mm (0.567 in)
Alternator brush Length:10.5 mm (0.413 in)
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