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Here are the data, specifications, dimensions, tolerances and the main tightening torque settings for the 4 cylinder Standard 23C engine as fitted to the MF35. These specifications accompany the MF35 Engine Rebuild DVD, which details every aspect of rebuilding the 4 cylinder Standard Motor Company 23C diesel engine as fitted to these tractors.
Bore 3 5/16”
Displacement 137.89 cu ins.
Compression Ratio 20:1
Firing Order 1,3,4,2
Power 37.25 bhp
Belt Power 35.9 bhp
Crankshaft Torque 100 lb.ft at 1600 rpm
Tightening Torques lbs./ft
Connecting Rod Bolts 65-70
Cylinder Head-Manifolds 22-24
Cylinder Head Attachment to Block 100-105
Exhaust Pipe Attachment 22-24
Flywheel Attachment 90-100
Injector Clamp 18-20
Timing Cover 18-20
Timing Chain Tensioner Attachment 8-10
Dimensions and Tolerances(Ins)
Similar tolerances for re-ground crankshaft to 0.010,0.020,0.030,0.040 undersize.
Big End Crankpin Dia. 2.3115 – 2.3110
Big End Bearing Bore Dia. 2.3145 – 2.2135
Bush Internal Diameter 1.1248 – 1.1252
Similar tolerances for re-ground crankshaft to 0.010,0.020,0.030,0.040 undersize.
Crankshaft Journal Diameters 2.7520 – 2.7515
Crankshaft End Float
Clearances 0.117 – 0.0048
Rear Journal Length 1.7507 – 1.7498
Rear Bearing Housing Width 1.559 – 1.557
Thrust Washer Thickness 0.093 – 0.091
Main Bearing Housings
Front, Housing Spigot Ext. Dia. 5.0615 – 5.0605
Front, Bore in Cylinder Block 5.0635 – 5.0620
Centre, Housing Spigot Ext. Dia. 6.8115 – 6.8105
Centre, Bore in Cylinder Block 6.8140 – 6.8120
Rear, Housing Spigot Ext. Dia. 6.8740 – 6.8730
Rear, Bore in Cylinder Block 6.8765 – 6.8746
Cylinder Liners And Piston Rings
Stand Out of Cylinder Liner
Above Cylinder Block 0.004 – 0.001
Piston Ring Gap 0.17 – 0.12
1st Ring Gap 0.09 – 0.17
2nd and 3rd Ring Gaps 0.009 – 0.14
Scraper Ring Gap 0.015 – 0.010
Dia. of Front Camshaft Journal 1.5595 – 1.5590
Dia. of Centre and Rear Journals 1.6845 – 1.6840
Camshaft End Float 0.004 – 0.008
Valves and Guides
Inlet. Dia. of Inlet
Valve Guide 0.3130 – 0.3120
Inlet. Dia. of
Inlet Valve Stem 0.3112 – 0.3107
Exhaust. Inside Dia. of
Exhaust valve Guide 0.3755 – 0.3745
Exhaust. Dia. of Exhaust
Valve Stem 0.3732 – 0.3727
Inlet. Working Valve Tip
Clearance (Cold) 0.012
Exhaust. Working Valve Tip
Clearance (Cold) 0.008
Valve Timing (Crankshaft Degrees)
Exhaust Opens 45.5 before B.D.C.
Exhaust Closes 10.5 after T.D.C.
Inlet Opens 10.5 before T.D.C.
Inlet Closes 37.5 after B.D.C.
These figures are taken from the Massey Ferguson 35 Service Manual. Whilst every effort has been taken to reproduce these figures accurately, no responsibility can be taken for errors.
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I just purchased a 4 cylinder mf35 needing work,just wondering what year it is,I found serial on right hand side SJ82939ED,any help be greatly appreciated
Hi, I have a 1959 4 cylinder diesel (23c)
Just been pulled out of a field after a good few years, got it running sweet, clutch seamed to be stuck on so I split the tractor and replaced the clutch plate, problem is when I tighten down the pressure plate bolts the 3 fingers are pulling in as if the clutch is being pressed. I have a 1,1/2 inch gap between the thrust bearing and the 3 fingers, do I need to be looking at putting shims between the flywheel and pressure plate?? Anyone know the answer to what I have wrong, thanks,
I am restoring a to 35 with the 23c standard diesel and every thing has been repaired or replaced and I found that my camshaft and tappets are bad.Any help would be appreciated Thank You
have a look at this http://www.oeparts.se/Produkt?Identifier=894357§ionId=1073430&m=1&hid=558832
Its in Swedish but they offer a radiator (though not in stock) for the FE-35 for about £297 excl. shipping.
Ive purchased stuff from them earlier and they quite helpful and deliver surprisingly fast.
Hope it helps.
Hi,I have a MF 35 4 cylinder diesel.I have purchased a water temp gauge and want to know where to screw sender into.Thanks Glen
Hi, I have just got a 35 (1958) 4cyliner 23c and undertaking a complete engine rebuild as it has dropped a value and I require a new combustion chamber, does anyone know where I could source one from?
Also i need a new fuel bowl housing as the threads are dead but I can’t seem to find a replacement as it’s separate to the lift pump (fits on the fuel tank) and all the replacements are different. Any help would be great.
Thanks in advance.
Have a Massey haris ferguson tract on the right side ba1236 or a b 1 and right beside it is another one 300508 and on the other side on the left there’s a tag that says sc87752evr any info would be greatly appreciated thanks
I’m trying to find a radiator for my dads m35 1958 23c motor and I can only find radiators for later models. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi Mike, Yes mine is based on the FE35 with the (23c) diesel engine. It is my first project as i am 14 and started on the engine at the start of the week, i just removed the cylinder head tonight after school and am going ahead with a full engine rebuild. I think mine was bought yellow form massey ferguson and sprayed blue by the council also it is a round winged model with the original massey ferguson bonnet. Mine seems to have the loader bracket bolts but i think the loader was removed some time age. Yes i need the wheel cylinder for mine on both sides. I have found a supplier but they are on exchange? so i though maybe i would get in touch soon and see if i could arrange a price for the wheel cylinder without exchange? i hope this sight helps and if you find out anything else about brakes please tell me here. Here is the site http://www.silverfoxtractorspares.com/brakesrear-axle–pto-114-c.asp thanks for the reply, regards Mark.
Hi Mark, i also have a Massey Ferguson 4 cyl diesel. i think it’s based on the FE35, it is the standard motor company diesel engine (23c) and also has hydraulic and mechanical brakes. I’m not sure what model it is? 202,702, workbull?? It is an industrial model as it’s yellow. it has the round wings like a 35 but has a cast flast fronted nose. it did have a front loader fitted but it was removed and sold before i managed to rescue the tractor. As you’ve probably guessed i too am having problems finding brake parts. i’m missing the master cylinder and one wheel cylinder!! Please let me know if you find a supplier for any brake parts. Regards….Mike.
Hi, i just purchased a massey ferguson 35, it is 4 cylinder and i believe it is a ex-council the coulor seems to be mainly blue. I think it is arround 1958 and has live drive also it has hydraulic brakes which i believe are quite rare and are not made any more. i have now got it running but does anyone know where i can find out the history of this tractor and parts for it as needs complete restoration? i have a number plate and could probaly get any numbers on the tractor. Also does anyone know if i can get brakes or any parts for them as for they are hydraulic and use brake fluid and i cant find anywhere? i hope someone can help regards mark.
hi ive got two standard 23c in my boat im rebuilding one and the crank needs a regrind im having trouble finding out what the standard sizes for the big ends and for the main bearings so we can tell if it original or has it already been reground we need to find a start measurement would apprieciate any help or info you could give me my number is 07894092993 thanks paul
Doe’s any one know if this MF35 has a live PTO? 223842
1960, take a look at this page…
I have purchased an MF35, it has no plates on it due to the dash panel being rotten. How can I find out what year it was built etc?
HI, got massey ferguson 35 ? total rebuild but nothing would fit !no diff lock ? but everything removed is 35x !!numbers to veryfy as follows rear casing (184384M2)/189459m1/gear/box 183253m5. snm 273985 as found on dash. kind regards trevor.
Hey, My father has a Massey Ferguson M35 FE-35 Tractor, SN: snm220357. We need to order some rims for it. I believe the year is 1960 or 1961 based on what I can find online. Can anyone confirm for me? Do we need any more information to order rim’s for this tractor?
Ashley Spear: On my TO35, the gear box, differential and hydraulics share the same fluid supply, and is checked by the dip stick on the right hand side just in front of the axle housing, would figure yours is the same. FYI, there are two drain plugs on the left side, oddly, of two different sizes. Front (gearbox) is 1 1/16″ I think, and the rear plug is 15/16″, and the capacity is listed as 32 quarts.
I have a Massy Tractor and know very little about it.. The Numbers on the four cylinder gas engine are G17625984 on the data plate on the continiel engine and G176A600P on the block just above the oil pan. Can any one help with any information. Appreciate any help… email email@example.com
I have 1957 FE35 4 cyl petrol ser no SGM35718, could you please tell me what the gear box and diff type of oil and how much they hold and how do you determin the level of the gear box as there is no dip stick, would appreciate your help. Regards Ashley
dear vintage tractor engineer
i have just got your engine overhual dvd in the post. i have found this very helpful. As I am only 14 my mechanical skilss are slightly lacking but your dvd has given me the confidence (with a little help from knowledgeable grand fathers)to rebuild the clunky engine of my mf35. But there is one problem the engine on my tractor is the 3 cylinder perkins engine. so i wondered if you have the data specifications and torques sheet for the 3 cylinder perkins (like the one above). if you dont do you know where i can get this information.
many thanks for a great dvd
Just take a look at the Massey Ferguson 35 serial number page.
That would make yours a 1958.
i have a 4 cylendar 35 that has been found in a bad way there are no data plates except a tiny peice on the right hand side when looking from the seat which has the number sdm93766 stamped on to it can this and the engine number be used to age it.
The most important number is the serial number. This is printed into the plate on the dash panel – right hand side, just above your right knee as you sit on the seat.
There are plenty of suppliers of parts. Massey Ferguson still provide many of the parts if you are looking for genuine parts from their network of local dealers. Otherwise there ar companies such as Southern Counties Tractor Spares, Agriline Products, and lots of others.
I have a MF 35, which i have just gotten. I am trying to find parts but not sure what numbers i need off of the engine or transmission or even where to locate them. Can anyone provide me with any information, it would be greatly appreciated. Also, where can i get parts for this, i have searched the web and every where i have looked or called they say the parts are no longer available.
Have a Grey and Gold FE35 serial no SGF43592,2 owners since new
has been looked after like a baby,I think I must have been the
first to have the tappet cover off,as the clearances varied
from 4thou to 16 thou.
I take from your specs that the petrol is the same valve
clearance,I am sure their is not a mark of a screwdriver on
trying to set tappets,if you could confirm they are the same
I would be ever thankful
if its a grey & gold it is a 56/57 year. The number is found below the water temp. guage on the front panel. The year is found on the engine block on the right hand side behind the steering arm.hope this helps
have a 35 with no data plate could i find age through engine number/ also did the petrol only 35 have a heat sheild fitted to manafold?
i just bought a massey ferguson 35? with a 4 cylinder engine
its grey and red, but i notice that the original colour was grey and gold
where is the chasis number, engine number located
and how can i find out which model i have