Fiat Ducato cab air con (retro fit?)

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  1. jamesmac1971

    jamesmac1971 Read Only Funster

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    Hi Guys, we've only been motorhomers since late last year but have enjoyed 5 trips with the kids and dogs in tow! We've just returned from 3 weeks on the continent, France and Spain, my question is this- I have a swift escape 686 on a fiat ducato base (09 plate), theres no cab air con (which would have been fantastic around Spain!) however there appears to be an air con condenser (below the radiator in engine compartment) and what look like hi and low pressure pipes running off it. Am I correct in my assumption and if so what else do I need to actually GET cab air con (can't see a compressor) Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank You :)
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Could be a turbo intercooler radiator or an oil cooler but i doubt it would be a part aircon install.
    No point fitting half a system.
     
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    Are you sure thats not the Turbo intercooler?;)

    Im sure air con can be fitted for a price, ask @dave newell lvs I'm sure he will know and give you a good price(y)
     
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    Snap:D
     
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    Air con condenser will have relatively small bore pipes, around 3/4" dia. Intercooler will have pipes around 3" dia. Retro fitting in cab air con is a PITA job as the entire dash has to be removed I believe. There are companies out there who will do it but not us, sorry.

    D.
     
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    Cheers guys, think it may be intercooler, not been able to get a good look due to all the plastic/bumpers/covers but that would make sense :)
     
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    Also, for my next stupid question, what mpg does anyone with a 2.3 td get please? I had a lot of weight on board admittedly, but was averaging 19mpg! Is that normal?
     
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    We get about 25mpg on average
     
  9. Peter Ashcroft

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    Before we changed Van I was going to use Alpinair for a CAB aircon fit £1250 + VAT details below if anyone wants them, he needs the Van for about 3 days though.

    SUPPLY AND Fit £1250+VAT

    Regards

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    To: ENQUIRIES@ALPINAIR.CO.UK
    Subject: aircon install
     
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    We get about 25mpg in our 2.3 but try not to exceed 60mph.
     
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