On or around Sat, 17 Dec 2005 23:08:21 +1300, EMB <email@example.com>
enlightened us thusly:
>I've got the opportunity to move myself into the age of coil sprung
>suspension by way of purchasing a 1987 90 station wagon powered by a 2.5
>petrol. It's showing 110,000 miles on the clock, and by all reports
>(only seen photos thus far) is fairly straight and has a rot free chassis.
>AFAIK LR didn't sell any 2.5 petrol engined vehicles here, and even the
>2.5D powered ones were a rarity - so I'm a bit lost with specs and value
>of this thing.
The 2.5 petrol is a good engine for a 90. 's a bit underpowered in a 110,
but it's more powerful than a 2.5 NAD. Gets a bigger and better carb,
compared to the 2.25, which might account for most of the increase in power,
at that. ISTR they're supposed to do about 83 BHP.
>Now come the questions. Apparently there's a bit of bearing noise in
>the gearbox - which gearbox is fitted to it, and what's the likely list
>of bits I'll need to shut it up? It also sounds like the 3rd gear
>synchro is on the way out - I assume that's as straighforward as
>replacing a synchro normally is.
It'll most likely be a LT77 - in which case, apart from iffy synchros, your
main worry will be output shaft/T-box input gear wear, which has been
covered at length - the most practical cure is a recon box and a new gear...
>Are there any known problems with the 2.5 petrol powered 90's? And as
>this specimen seems to have a slightly tired engine, how well does the
>gearing on a petrol vehicle suit a diesel conversion?
I wouldn't assume a tired enigne from the mileage unless you know it from
other sources. The 4-cylinder petrol engines, provided they've had some
maintenance, last forever, almost.
>Also, what's a vehicle like this likely to sell for in the UK?
Not all that much, Petrol's too expensive.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
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