'92 Fourtrak 2.8TDX
Just had 'Chunky' MOTed today , alls well. a note of interest is the emissions test, really low.
Test limit- 3.00 l/m
2007- 2.36 l/m
2008- 0.91 l/m
2009- 0.75 l/m
Same model/brand test machine, same tester.
Interestingly the pump and injectors have never been out/serviced, airfilter standard,but changed yearly.Milage is clock + 65058 , 2 oil and filter changes per year, (spring and autumn). Now using a semi synthetic oil.
In 2008 I started using a diesel/new rapeseed oil mix (50/50) still using it when cost effective. ????. Plus a dose of Slick 50 injector/fuel system cleaner on a long run pre MOT time ????. Yea, I believed the hype !!!, that goes with these products, well I have used pre the last 2 MOTs. Cannot understand how they can work, sure Assasin posted on this ,must have a look.
Interesting comment by the tester was that the leaf sprung Fourtraks seem to have better/stronger/thicker chassis than the later coilers, and as they tend to give a harsher ride offroad, they get driven more consideratly, and suffer less steering /spring/ shocks/ chassis wear and damage. All due to the drivers comfort
zone. Followed by a 'see you same time next year'.
(H'mm, just been looking at receipts, also pre 2008 test, the timing belt replaced and tappets adjusted, this probable may help explain the initial decrease in emissions)