Get a refund! Have you sent these pics to the seller?Unsure if anyone can tell from these pics or not. Worth going back to seller for a full refund? They listed the motor as good running with a 30 day warranty.
They refunded $400 when they thought it was just the pushrod, however i did send the new pics this morning. On a good note, a local seller has a 3.9 longblock from his '95 that he had replaced with a 4.6. Also supposedly in good running condition but I will see if he can perform a compression test. It is listed for $300 which seems like a steal. I would rather use the new headgaskets on that if needed and ship this other junk back to the ebay seller.Get a refund! Have you sent these pics to the seller?
Either rebuild your 3.5 or look for a 4.2 or 4.6 from a reputable seller. Check the other forums (Discoweb, defendersource, NAS-ROW) for someone selling.
Will check it out. As far as the motor from eBay, here is the response regarding my request for a refund. Spoiler alert, warranty is void once the engine is opened obviously and the seller will not assist in any further way.$300 sounds great if it checks out.
I would not throw any more money into that knackered engine from eBay. You're 3.5 looks to be in much better condition!
There is this 4.2... not sure if it's still available. I would not hesitate buying from the seller. Been listed for a month... maybe he will come down on price.
But the seal for the front covers I have would not be able to seal around this crank with the long key i believe. It looks like a serp crank, so was unsure how that seal could wrap tightly around the crank with the key as long as it is. Does that make sense?The oil seal "track" is on the outside diameter of the rear side of the front pulley/balance damper, if that makes sense?
In other words, all of the base crank you can see is covered when you put the pulley on to the crank.
There's a difference as I understand it of some components for serp and non serp covers in the length of pulley etc but they are interchangeable. Both your front covers are non serp as far as I can see.
The blocks, as far as fitting different front covers are compatible.
Thank you as always for taking the time to explain. I will try that tonight and that does ease my mind a bit. I was thinking it sealed around the crankshaft diameter itself. Few more seals to arrive and hopefully I will be able to start it within a week, weather permitting.I understand the concern you have but it may be move conclusive to view it slightly differently.
Without the front cover fitted, just get your front pulley and slide it onto the crank then spin the bolt in lightly.
You should now see where the seal interface is (outside diameter of pulley) as the whole crank visible before you put the pulley on is now covered.
None of the crank surface comes near the seal as it's too small a diameter, the pulley acts as a sleeve to bring it up to correct diameter to match the seal bore.
The keyway has to locate the pulley in orientation to the crank as the ignition timing marks are indexed by this to give correct timing relating to crank position. So the keyway locates both cam gear and pulley together.
Alternatively, push the detached pulley through an unfitted cover to see the interface.
the main difference between tps part no.s the 3.5 is/was adjustable, the later is/was fixed. you can check the sweep with software such as rovergauge or with an ohm meter. it cuts as it reaches maximum (90 or 95% throttle, it all in the rave), some other difference it may the plug but no biggie. http://www.vintagemodelairplane.com/pages/Downloads/Rover_PDFs/Throtpot02.pdf
two sites with lots of great info on the efi and tps.