First post...previously a petrol head.
I recently bought a Landrover fitted with a 1986 Fourtrak NA diesel engine. I have a few questions. Some trying to determine its pedigree and other for a little advice.
It was an ebay purchase. It appears that the person that I bought it off only had it for a few days - passed it on making a nice profit. He probably knows anything about it and having contacted the previous owners, those responsible for the engine transplant, they have little information to add.
I have the V5 documents for the scrapped Fourtrak. It describes it as a Fourtrak SWB hard-top light 4x4 utility. 2765cc heavy oil. It is 1986. Both Landrover and donor have done approximately 86,000 miles.
Am I right in saying that this would be a Fourtrak F70?
When I got it home, I checked a few things.
It needed over 2l of oil to get it near the H mark on the dipstick. What is the oil capacity between low/high on the dip stick? I am a little worried that either its an oil burner or it was not well looked after.
When it starts up from cold it blows a little (apparently blue) smoke then settles down and appears smokeless. Not being a previous diesel owner, is this acceptable behaviour or anything to worry about? I am currently running STP diesel engine treatment in the diesel tank.
Being unsure of its service history, other than it was last serviced in July, I am looking for clues as to the state of the timing/cam chain/belt or whatever this engine uses. What is the replacement interval for chain/belt in this engine. If it fails, is it catastrophic? How easy is it to change?
Other than oil/filter changes, are there any other parts to this engine that would require a regular 'tinker'. The injector unit (well I think it is) seems to have never been adjusted since there are still paint seals on what looks to be adjustment screws. What about tappets - I assume that diesels have tappets!
Apologies for some of these questions, but when I have confirmed the donor vehicles pedigree, I will get a service manual.