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  1. Wildbill

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    ok the engine on my van is completely knackered
    so I want to up grade to a newer stile engine so watt year did the old stile body on the ducato change
    and watt was the last engine to go in them
     
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    thanks been down this road but think I have fund a beater solution
    changing over to petrol with a gas conversion kit I will be cheaper to run
    and beater performance thanks for posting
    and lodes of them around
    bill
     
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    if you mean a Fiat petrol I believe the biggest was a 1.9ltr so dont go out of Lincolnshire and Norfolk or you may come to some hills.

    Under 3 or 4 litre LPG isnt worth the installation expense....you'll never get a payback period.

    You will need engine, gearbox, mountings altered, exhaust and mountings, driveshafts and hubs, electrics rewired including a different ECU, different clutch cable and maybe pedal box, different fuel tank (for some reason diesel and petrol takes are different).....then an LPG Conversion.

     
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    The petrol engine has NO torque
     
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    agreed....no good having 150+ horses if they cant torque.
     
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    my last van was a 1.9 ducato no problems with that
    engine mount the same
    no modification to tank
    clutch cable same
    re wire not needed just sum slight modifications
    drive shafts hubs same no modifications
    exhaust yes will need front pipe and clamp coming with the engine
    and lpg conversion kit all I will need is sum copper pipe then a inspection after installation I think that as I am changing the lot it will be worth the expense
    ok may lose a bit in torque
    BUT IN NO HURRY TO GET WHARE I AM GOWING
    but will gene as in LEZ GAS @ 66P LTR
     
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    sorry Bill......

    Ducato 2.5 turbo diesel = 106bhp and 174ftlb torque
    Ducato 2.0 petrol =108bhp and 124ftlb torque.

    Thats 50ftlb or almost 1/3 reduction in torque.

    As I said...stay in Norfolk.
     
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    Oi!!!!!!!!

    You need torque in Norfolk too!

    There's loads of tractors and lorries to overtake and NO dual carriageways!!!!:BigGrin:
     
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    :Doh: almost replied overtake on the downhill stretches :Rofl1:
     
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