RE: 1984 b2200 diesel
I had an Escort with the same engine that was also an 84 model. The engine ran great but slow on acceleration. If I remember correctly, the injector pump is on back of the engine and driven by a small timing belt on the back of the cam. This does not mean that it's not a real diesel though. I know what you mean by gears...as in a Cummins for example.
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