Ducato X250 engine earth

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  1. Hughman

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    Morning All,

    I've been reading various threads about problems caused by crappy engine earthing on the Ducato X250 and decided to do a pre-emptive strike and add another one to my 2013 van. We've not had any problems yet in 3 years and 34k miles, but there's always a first time, and I don't want it to be on our trip to Skye at the end of the month!

    BUT, I can't find how long it should be! Would something like this do the job? 75cm??

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BATTERY-P...-STARTER-LEAD-350-AMPS-RECOVERY-/130766016854

    Many thanks.
     
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    Fairly certain a 45cm one will do the job, the hard bit is finding it.:)
     
  3. Hughman

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    Thanks Lenny. Ebay looks ok for supply. That link I put in has 50cm ones, so I guess that should be ok.
     
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    The earth lead in question is just below the air filter housing.

    Eric
     
  5. Hughman

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    Thanks Eric - I'll go hunting for it this afternoon if this blasted rain stops :(
     
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    150mm is long enough
    I have a thread on it somewhere about hot starting problems with pictures
     
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    Thanks Andy - this was one of the threads that made me think I'd better do something before I got a problem :)
     
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