Getting a non-runner Transit back on the road

I've just bought a 2002 Ford Transit 2.4 diesel as a non-runner. It has got too much oil in it and looks like it has had oil in the header tank too. I haven't tried starting it as I want to know if it's a new engine required first. What do you suggest I do?

Asked on 25 October 2014 by Jaymc32

Answered by Honest John
If it was sold to you as a 'non runner' then logically it probably doesn't run. No reason not to find out whether or not it turns over. If it does and still won't run and if there are no obvious signs of damage to the block or the valve gear, and if fuel is actually being pumped to the engine, then it might be better to have the engine rebuilt than to buy a 2nd hand engine that might be dodgy. may be able to help.
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