2010 Fiat Ducato

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  1. Puddleduck

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    Our motorhome went in for the timing belt change - yes we will be trading her in during April but it needed doing and better safe than sorry.

    So she went into AM Philips in Broxburn for what should have been a 2 hour(ish) job. Then we got a phone call to say that as they were taking out the engine mounting bracket they hit a problem and would need to order another part (thread stripped - they say due to cross treading during manufacture). Anyway the part had to come from Italy.

    We got her back today and full marks to AM Philips as they have done a full check (for no charge) and have made a report to Fiat about the problem. We will also write to Fiat as being without the motorhome has been a nuisance.

    Anyway glad the timing belt is done as it is a major item that a new owner might have to sort so better done now than later.
     
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    Which engine is this on? If its the 2.3 multijet then it is frequently advised to do the water pump as well as this is driven by the cambelt. Couple of hours eh? Not managed to do one in less than 4 yet.

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    Yes, it is the 2.3 and they did all the tension pulleys and water pump and aircon as part of the change.

    They are the main Fiat truck service place in The Scottish Lowlands (they are a 7 day a week operator) and said it would take between 2 and 4 hours originally. They are annoyed about it (not with us but with Fiat) as their dedicated timing belt change bay was out of commission and full of motorhome for over a week whilst they were waiting for the part from Italy.

    EDIT They all do all the servicing and repair work for The Scottish Ambulance Service and police in the area. They have a very good reputation with the van and truck and taxi operators :)
     
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    No need to touch the aircon other than remove its drive belt. I only mentioned the water pump because you hadn't and two hours to replace timing belt and water pump is not feasible with the engine in situ.

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