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Is this a 12J??

Discussion in 'Series' started by Seth 88, Jun 6, 2020.

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  1. Seth 88

    Seth 88 Member

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    just trying to identify what the series/code this 2.5 n/a diesel engine in my 1983 Series III is. I've looked for the serial number on the side near injectors but can't see it.

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    Any help gratefully received, thanks!
     
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    Rodeo Joe Well-Known Member

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    Thats exactly the same set up I've got in my 88. Its either 12J or 19J they both look the same when the 19J has the turbo removed like mine.
    You can put the fan back on and reinstate the series front end, it will fit ok.
     
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    Thanks @Rodeo Joe, really handy to know. The non standard front end doesn't bother me aesthetically, but considering reinstating to normal as the bonnet on current front end doesn't fit great!

    Thanks for the advice :)
     
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    Is that not a number on the flat between 3rd and 4th glow plugs to the right of the little bracket with clip on top , my 15J was stamped in that area.
     
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    I think you're right, you can just see the start, possibly 12J...?
     
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    Well spotted!
     
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    Nice one, thanks @Blackburn , will look at that today (rain permitting) and report back. :cool:
     
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    Hi all, just trying to get a service pack (filters etc) from paddocks and it raised an interesting Q. They were questioning whether in fact it is a 2.5d and said a VRM check shows the engine as a 12v.

    I just checked V5C and it says 12v too on the engine serial number. Anyone able to help me understand this please?

    Thanks
     
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    its a 12j with a sherpa manifolds and air filter,obviously its been recorded poorly
     
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    @jamesmartin thank you, thats really helpful. Shame its recorded wrong.

    Also useful info on the sherpa manifolds, I didn't know about them so will do some research into them.

    Cheers
     
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    and oil filter err3340,fuel filter rtc6079
     
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    Thank you both, really helpful!! :)
     
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    Quick Q. I cannot see that I have an expansion tank for coolant. The hoses run directly to and from engine to the rad. Does the 12j normally have an expansion tank?

    If not, how do I check coolant level?

    TIA
    Chris
     
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    its in a series with a series rad presumably so you dont need a separate tank
    undo rad cap
     
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    Yes it is a Series. OK, thanks, good to know, thought someone had done a bodge job on it or something!
     
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    no, your tank is on the top of the rad,like all earlier rads
     
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    If its a series rad. there should be an overflow bottle though on the side where the washer bottle is.
     
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    Hi @Rodeo Joe, thanks, nothing there. The overflow pipe from the rad simply empties onto the ground through the engine bay. I'll post a pic later today.
     
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    What year is your landrover expansion bottle was fitted to later series 3 radiator pic of top of your radiator with cap off will help. Keep cap in pic also upside down.
    Show where the overflow outlet is positioned I think that changes on radiator.
     

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