Hi, I just bought a '90 Mk1 FourTrak F70 Diesel 2.8, for £500.
I knew the previous owner, and the vehicle has been stood for 18 months, so needed looking at. I got it up on the pit, exhaust bracket broken off and cracked, and rubber split. Replaced the rubber and welded up the bracket, no problem. I had trouble getting into 2nd gear sometimes, so I checked the main shaft nut, no problem there. So I dropped the box out and discovered the selectors were worn away 2mm! I couldn't get hold of replacements anywhere, so I built them up with weld(bodge I know :P), I've yet to put the box back in, but judging from the feel on the floor it feels good. Greased the props and topped up the transmission oil, drained the engine oil and waiting for the oil filter.
I didn't know when the cambelt was last changed, theres 90k on the clock so I thought I would change it to be safe. I much say that its very easy to get to the cambelt. I'm waiting on the fan, power steering and cambelt. If anyone has any tips on doing the cambelt, I would greatly appreciate them!
I had the wheels off today and cleaned out the rear drums. The shoes are nearly down to the metal! Those on order too. The front disks and pads are nearly new. I shotblasted 2 of the wheels today, ready for painting.
Unfortunately it won't start when cold, so I pulled the heater plugs out and tested them, all ok. I think I have narrowed the problem to the heater plug relay bolted to the bodywork by the battery, I feel its going to be a challenge finding another, so I might have to find another solution(any ideas?).
And last, but not least, it doesn't have a radio! To make it worse, all the wires seem to be missing apart from the "memory" and power antenna. So I took the power from the ciggy lighter and fitted 2 new speakers. However, it still doesn't work, I am going to borrow another radio to see if thats the problem.
So well, this turned out a long post. It was just to let you guys know what I've done/doing and that if you need anything help on something I've done you can ask, and hopefully you guys can give me some advice!