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Coventry Climax Forklift Engine

Post #1 by rik16v205 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:17 pm

Hi everyone.

I own a Coventry Climax forklift, 2.5ton 1990 model but I'm struggling to find anything about it at all.

The first problem I have is making a positive ID on the engine, I know its a Perkins and many look the same or similar in pictures but I can't find a engine number to reference this with.

I've uploaded some pictures if anyone can help please.

Thank you
Rich


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Re: Coventry Climax Forklift Engine

Post #2 by Jeremy Rowland » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:52 am

Hi Richard and welcome to CMN :wave: I am sure that somebody on here will be able to point you in the right direction. :thumbup:

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Re: Coventry Climax Forklift Engine

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Re: Coventry Climax Forklift Engine

Post #4 by b614floss » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:24 pm

hi, it is a Perkins 4203.2.

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Re: Coventry Climax Forklift Engine

Post #5 by rik16v205 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:08 am

Thanks for the welcome :D

Thats great thanks for your help ID'ing the engine, ill be ordering a rocker gasket and breather valve for it in the morning.

The main oil leak I was concerned about turned out to be nothing more than the oil dipstick tube had rubbed through from badly routed hydraulic hoses.

Next job - Just got to fix the starter motor now, 2 pinion teeth have sheared off where it engages the flywheel.

Don't suppose anyone knows if an alternative starter is available like a landrover starter rather than these CAV units?

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Re: Coventry Climax Forklift Engine

Post #6 by Jeremy Rowland » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:44 am

Hi Rich there is somebody who advertises starter motors on EBay so perhaps get in touch with them they may be able to help you.

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Re: Coventry Climax Forklift Engine

Post #7 by rik16v205 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:29 pm

Cheers for that.

The eBay seller is ICS, I had one rebuilt by them a few years ago and it was fine so they have this one now. No one local would even look at a CAV starter motor.

In the mean time I've started painting it. I've also had the shoes out, redone the brake lines, pedal box and modified a landrover master cylinder so the old beast should actually stop now. Its the first time since I've owned it theres actually been a brake pedal that moves.

Just waiting for my waterproof switches and warning lights to turn up before I rewire everything as its a right mess. The dashboard? area has 3 lights not connected to anything plus 2 holes where I assume gauges may have been once upon a time.

Last question if anyone could help me please

What would the original gauges be showing on this forklift? Would it be engine temp and fuel level? Also any idea what the lights are supposed to represent?

Thanks again
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Re: Coventry Climax Forklift Engine

Post #8 by Jeremy Rowland » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:29 pm

Were there any old gauges that you could actually see? There were not many gauges on the fork trucks that I have operated in the past? The lights would be charging and oil at a guess.

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Re: Coventry Climax Forklift Engine

Post #9 by mynachdy » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:44 am

Is there a truck data plate fitted? If not perhaps you can upload a couple of photos and I can id it for you.
We do have quite a lot of Climax parts in stock.
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