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  1. grasscutter

    grasscutter Funster Life Member

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    After our M/H (55 plate 2.8 Ducato) split an intercooler pipe in Spain we managed to source and fit a new one in Benidorm. While on the journey home a similar noise started when we were accelerating. I can only describe it as a "whizzing" noise, noticeable as the revs were between 2 and 3 thousand RPM. When cruising the noise cannot be heard.
    Three weeks ago took it into a local commercial garage(our local Fiat commercial/motorhome company went into liquidation) and asked for an investigation. Result was that we had a new turbocharger fitted as there was play in the old one. Also a new downpipe (old one rusted) and as a precaution had new cambelt fitted.
    Went to pick it up yesterday (£1600 poorer) and started it up and original noise was still there.:Doh::Doh::Doh:
    The manager was so embarrassed and immediately had it taken back into the workshop.I spent four hours there with every mechanic in the place trying to find the noise.They disconnected pipes and belts to eliminate things and could not identify it. They are now sending it to another garage for diagnosis(at their cost).
    I just want it back. Typical as the weather is so good at the moment.
    Anyone else had a similar noise?
     
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    Chris Funster Life Member

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    That's the sort of thing that usually happens to me!

    I hope they sort it. You should be due a refund as well.

    I used to have a car with a turbo and you could hear it whizzing as you accelerated. I haven't heard it in my van though.

    I know nothing about engines though:Blush:

    Good luck.
     
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    We had a similar noise on our first Hymer (Ducato 2.5TD) - quite noisy when the windows were open and a real head turner. However, as I drove mainly with a light right foot it didnt worry me too much and still drove ok. The garage should be able to hear if its the turbo though by putting a piece of wood on it and sticking their ear on the other end (it amused me when the mechanic brought out this tool for the job)
     
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    I have a similar whirring noise from mine 02 2.8 jtd its been there since I've owned it.
    Had it checked can't find out where its coming from, please let me know if you do discover what it is.
    We've done about 8000 miles since we've owned it and it goes like a dream so the noise is'nt effecting performance and its only there when the engines under pressure which is why I had the turbo checked.:thumb:
     
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    grasscutter Funster Life Member

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    Just to say that I have finally had the problem sorted. It turned out to be a tiny split in an exhaust manifold gasket.:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Fix It Again Tomorrow

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Very helpfull thanks :thumb::Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    A very interesting story, probably would fit with yours Rory as it ain't going to make it stop working.
    Just wondered how you got on with the garage? I mean a cambelt is about £300 job and an exhaust manifold gasket wont be that much neither?

    Did they still insist on you paying for the Turbo Problem.
     
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