Fiat Engines

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  1. David j Paley

    David j Paley Read Only Funster

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    Hi,
    I suppose this been asked many times and if so I apologise in advance.
    Can anyone tell me their experiences of the fiat JTD 2.8L 127cv engine.

    Miles per gallon or litres per 100 k ( I know it's a bit like asking how long is a piece of string because it depends how it's driven but generally) also performances, reliability etc.

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    MPG will depend on the size of body and the weight of the pilots right foot. The engine itself is well respected and generally trouble free with correct maintenance.
     
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    Mine originally did 21mpg(average over 7000 miles) with low 5th gear(2300rpm @ 60mph).
    I changed the 5th gear to a high ratio (1800rpm @ 60mph) & had the it "chipped".
    It then gave 26.5mpg oaverage over 9000 miles.
    All running an overcab CI at about 3800kg, cruising at 60mpg & using (aftermarket) cruise control where possible.
    It was very reliable, the only issues we had was a faulty injector lead & a stuck turbo wastegate(common faults).
     
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    Thanks for the above, the MH I'm looking at is a challenger low profile 6m in length. 2006 0r a Benimar 6m low profile 2009 this has a multi jet engine and is a good bit more expensive.
    Is the multi jet engine a good deal more economic to run?
     
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    Not in my experience
    The 2.8 was better on fuel than this 3.0
    Both vans are similar in size & weight
     
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    Our 3 Ltr was remapped and we averaged 27mpg can`t grumble at that for a 5 ton non aerodynamic Motorhome with 6 tyres on the road.
     
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    We have a 2.8 in a Dethleffs A Class and have averaged 24.97 mpg to date. This is over 3,000 miles on motorway at 65 ish and back roads.
     
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