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  1. jo-ca

    jo-ca Funster

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    I orders a Swift Kon-tiki from Lodams on the 15th October 2014. Delivery date 10th July 2015. I had a call at 1806 this evening 9thJuly saying it is the wrong engine size. I orderd a 150bhp engine have have been told that the van is a 180bhp enine. As I am due to collect the van tommorow,10th July. This will afecect my insureance. Th questin is what is the different fual comsumsumtion. IE 2.3 130bhp v 18o bhp. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Question. Are you getting the uprated engine at the same price as the original you ordered?? If so, sod the insurance and fuel, (negligible), your getting quite a few bobs worth for nowt.(y)
    If, on the other hand, they want to charge you.....................................:(
     
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  3. mickyc

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    The fuel consumption figures are very similar for the 2.3 and the 3.0 litre engines.

    I assume you are not being charged extra (the 3.0 is normally about 2k extra) and in the circumstances I wouldn't be too upset.
     
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    You will be better off with the bigger engine. More likely to get better MPG and the engine will not be working as hard and will last a lot longer. The 3.0 litre engine is from the Iveco range and is bullet proof .
     
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  5. SMUDGER2FLY

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    I agree go with the 3L it's superb
     
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  6. jo-ca

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    Thanks for geting back. It is new model and a 2.8 engine
     
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    Accept the upgrade, but pay nothing, its no fault of yours but you stand to benefit.
    Good luck,hope you are happy.
     
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    If it's not costing any extra (and it shouldn't) fuel consumption is comparable, if not better, and it is a better drive. Obviously, you should inform the insurance but I will be surprised it it makes much difference. RESULT (y)(y)
     
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    We get better fuel consumption on our current van which is a 3 L than we did on our last van which was 2.3 L. Both are the same weight. Definitely would go for the bigger engine as long as no extra cost involved.
     
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    Don't forget the bigger engine will slightly affect your available payload( I think)
     
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    If it's the tag axle Kon Tiki then the 2.8 engine is a better choice anyway, so I have to go along with everyone else, if you are getting it for free then you are quids in! :D
     
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    2.8? I hope not, that would suggest they have put an old engine in it. :)
     
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    He's right you know, just looked up the specs, the 180bhp engine is 3.0
     
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    wood not be the first time the salesman do not know what they are talking about ??
     
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    There will be a weight difference, I think its 50kg extra for the 3litre engine, and if supplied on the heavy chassis instead of the light another 50kg. Not sure of your vehicle weight but if plated at 3500kg this will significantly affect payload.
     
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    How lucky is that. Hardly any MPG difference, Feel good factor, huge.
    Phil
     
  17. Techno

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    Yes it is still the Iveco 3 litre motor.
    [​IMG]
    180 MultiJet Power Euro 5+
    The most powerful 4 cylinder engine in the range, offering the highest performance in its category. Flexibility, driving comfort, productivity and noiseless running, with enough power for all uses


    Displacement: 2999 cm3
    Max. power: 177 HP/130 kW at 3500 rpm
    Max. torque: 400 Nm at 1400 rpm

    • Electronically controlled Common Rail MultiJet direct injection with variable geometry turbocharger and intercooler.
    • Pistons with cooling channel for higher torque levels.
    • Low emissions: system with EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) valve for partial recirculation of exhaust gases.
    • 6-speed manual gearbox.
    • Also available with Comfort-Matic robotised gearbox.
    • Scheduled servicing every 48000 km.
    Top speed: 102 – 106 MPH (165-171 km/h)*
    NEDC consumption: 31.7 – 36.7 MPG (7.7-8.9 l/100 km)*
    CO2 emissions: 203-236 g/km*

    *depending on model and version
     
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  18. jo-ca

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    Thanks to you all.So if you see a Kon-Tiki pass you on the motorway. You will know its me with the bigger engine.LOL:LOL:
     
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