Fiat 2.8.JTD Engine Light-Waste gate issue

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  1. ted giles

    ted giles Read Only Funster

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    The engine light starts coming on in 3rd gear at around 2900 revs and as time goes by it happens in all gears. The problem is usually the waste gate sticking and is a known problem with the JTD.
    Going uphill at full throttle is not possible as the engine management cuts the power when the light is on, so down changing and chugging up the hill is the solution.

    If you go to a main dealer, the codes will show the problems as being;
    Waste gate
    Cam timing
    Crankshaft timing

    All of which can be costly.

    However, there is a simple solution you may wish to try and I have had it done on my 2005 2.8 JTD recently.

    The waste gate can be freed off but probably not at a main dealer (I have had very bad service from main Fiat dealers in the past).

    Automotive in Louth, Lincolnshire 01507 600212 is a good place to start and they specialise in Turbo fixes. The job takes about an hour, so you can wait if you have booked an appointment and have travelled a distance.

    I have no affiliation whatsoever with Automotive however having used them for servicing and tyres for the past 6 years, I am totally satisfied with their work, prices and professionalism.
     
  2. kip

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    I had the same issue with my 2004 fiat 2.8.After searching the forum I fixed the problem with a spray of WD 40 & a pair of mulgrips,took all of 10 mins.
     
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  3. DP_JAY

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    Yes, me too, hardest part was getting under it at the roadside
     
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