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Hi everyone

 

I have a BMC Engine in my narrowboat , a receipt from years ago says it's a 2.4 commander , the brochure from GHBS says it's a 2.2 BMC.

 

We have owned the boat for a year now and I have just recently cleaned the whole engine bay ready for painting.........I found a metal plate with a serial number on it ......it was inside of one of the engine support girders on the floor right in the corner 

 

Is this the engine serial number plate please? 

 

Cheers

 

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8G used to refer to reconditioned engines or could be  part number?

 

Look for any plate indicating Newage Marine (later Tempest Diesels) in Stamford Lincolnshire. 

According to the interweb - ''Commander'' indicates  a 2.4(2.5?)            2.2 would be ''Commodore''

 

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The exhaust manifold is a very old wet exhaust direct cooled one or one from the earliest wet exhaust heat exchanger systems and if that is original equipment I would suggest its a 2.2, not a 2.5. However the Newage 2.2 versions had a cast alloy rocker cover and that one look like pressed metal so it may be a self marinise job and if so goodness knows what it is.

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55 minutes ago, Tracy D'arth said:

So Tempest Diesels  2.5..  Its a fair age. Spares  are getting a bit sparse.

Can still get the starter motors , alternators .....filters / belts , other than that .....calcutt boats might help :)

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31 minutes ago, MartynG said:

Maybe this is what it is expected to look like ?

 

 

https://boulters-chandlery.co.uk/Land-Rover-25-L-Marine-Diesel-engine-workshop-tested

 

.Land Rover Tempest 2.5 L Marine Diesel Engine & PRM 160 2R Gearbox  (workshop tested) - Chandleryshop.co.uk

No, that's a Rover diesel, not a BMC. The BMC rocker cover has straight sides the Rover one has flutes on one side. It is the type of manifold I would expect.

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1 hour ago, Baldy1976 said:

Can still get the starter motors , alternators .....filters / belts , other than that .....calcutt boats might help :)

We asked Calcutt about spares for the 2.2 without much joy , they have lots for the smaller engines though.

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Yes Rover 2286cc, same capacity as they're 4 cyl petrol engine which was a superb engine, Rover 60 and series 2 Land Rovers. The diesel lacked oomph in the Land Rover and wasn't popular.  Bly me, I've just noticed that my reputation count is the same,  2286, and I had 2 series 2a and one series 1 Land Rovers which worked very hard in the motor trade.

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51 minutes ago, bizzard said:

The diesel lacked oomph in the Land Rover and wasn't popular.

Tell me about it ...

(One time owner of a Series 3 LWB diesel with a top speed of about 45mph, which was a bit scary on the M25).

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