Fiat 2.5 non turbos

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  1. Road Runner

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    Hymers/Tabberts/Pilote on non diesel 2.5 diesel engine.

    Been told they are gutless and not to good on fuel.

    1990 era vans

    Any comments please?
     
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    Many years since I drove one, but from what I remember they lacked a bit of puff on hills. Apart from the obvious needing to change down on hills if you are not in too much of a hurry fine.
     
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    we had a Talbot 2.5 compass drifter, it was not as gutted less as I had been lead to believe, it towed my goldwing with no problem, any hill did mean a change down bike or no bike on the back.

    NIck
     
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    Had an Elddis Autostratus years ago with the 2.5 non turbo Fiat.
    Hard work wasnt the word...on hills down right dangerous.
    Never got more than 24 MPG out of it when loaded,having said that its probably still chuging around somewere. An unstressed engine should last longer than a stressed one with turbo if the old Mercs are anything to go by.
     
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    A non diesel Deisel engine will go nowhere no matter how much fuel you don't put in. Will do zero to zero in all the time in the world:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I Had an eldiss voyager on a 1993 non turdo 2.5 ducato it was a nightmare. Any slight gradient meant changing down and almost crawling along, and god help me if I was overtaking a a lorry on the motorway I would be blown back by the bow wave which I often could not break so had to drop back until a down hill section.

    It was the one and only Non turbo I ever bought.

    Lunarman
     
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    I had a Mercedes MB100 2.3Lr diesel with a FRANKIA coach built
    it was not turbo
    it would build up its speed and plod along at 60MPH (+ if down hill with the wind behind) always lacked power up hills returned 30+MPG
    had every thing one needed for a holiday
    I ONLY CHANGED to have a fixed bed due to a spinal injury
    my RV IS 25 FOOT LONG LPG conversion returns 10MPG @£0.70/Ltr
    so it is not too hard on the pocket but has loads more in side it than any Euro motorhome
     
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