The truck was imported from Montenegro to the USA. No records and no maintenance done in the recent past. Pinzgauers did not come with Fiat engines. I am guessing a passionate person did this combo. Some folks on here advised not to buy this, sorry folks, I went with it.
The reasons I bought - a joy to look at the engineering that went into Pinzgauer. I also believe old soul sometimes need a renewed spirit.
Fiat Croma 154 was never sold in the States, so no support whatsoever. Pinzgauers have good enough support, especially with a forum like this. But, with the weird combo, there are many unknowns.
Vehicle: 1983 Pinzgauer - highly modified
Engine: Good folks on this forum helped to do initial identification. Guess is Early Croma 2500cc turbo diesel engine (Type 8144.91 | Version 154 AF 55 A)
Transmission: Standard Pinzgauer (again a guess)
- Replace the starter bolts (one started bolt broken)
- Find the right fuel filter and replace it
- Find the right oil filter and replace it
- Find the right oil weight for a oil change
- Replace axle boots on all four wheels
- Check all the leaks and make it 'ChickenPinz' dry (ChickenPinz)
- Check and bleed - clutch, 3 sets of lockers and all your brakes (Texas710)
- Check and adjust brake setup (Texas710)
- Check fluids - hubs, differentials and t-case (Texas710)
- Review all hydraulic systems (Texas710)
- Check the rubber parts behind the locker panels (Texas710)
- Check every single hose and replace any that are questionable (ChickenPinz)
- Check every single plastic and replace any that are questionable (ChickenPinz)
- Check what spares that fail typically and try to source them (VinceAtReal4x4s)
- Replace wheels (VinceAtReal4x4s)