Series III, 5 Bearing or 3 Bearing 2.25L??? - Land Rover Forums : Land Rover and Range Rover Forum
» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

LandRoversOnly.com is the premier Land Rover Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-08-2006, 06:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South Coast NSW Australia
Posts: 102
Gallery: 0
Default Series III, 5 Bearing or 3 Bearing 2.25L???

Can someone tell me how to tell whether my Series III has 3 Main Bearings on the Crankshaft or 5 Main Bearings, short of dropping the sump and which model has the Forged Steel Crank, Thanks in advance, Regards Frank.
FrankS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-08-2006, 09:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
jozg44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 222
Gallery: 0
Default

The main differences between 3- and 5-bearing are:

1) The colour the block is painted- 3-brgs are painted a light green colour, 5-brgs are a terracotta/maroon colour.

2) 5-brg engines have a ladder-frame web casting around the bottom of the block to provide added support to the bearings to stop the 2.25 diesel's occasional habit of snapping crankshafts. 3-brgs do not have this web casting, the block faces being 'smooth'.

I'm not sure about the cranks themselves- I thought only diesels had forged-steel cranks, but I'm willing to be corrected by someone who actually knows.

Jack
__________________
1990 Ninety County Station Wagon Diesel Turbo
http://members.lycos.co.uk/threelandrovers
jozg44 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-13-2006, 12:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: South Coast NSW Australia
Posts: 102
Gallery: 0
Default

Jack, thanks for that, Regards Frank.
FrankS is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Land Rover Forums : Land Rover and Range Rover Forum > Land Rover Model Forums > Series Land Rovers


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Land Rover Forums : Land Rover and Range Rover Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:22 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
All content is copyright 2004-2008 www.landroversonly.com and its original authors. Land Rovers Only is in no way affiliated with Land Rover