Loss of power merc 3l auto

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Just heading down to lake garda....coming down through belgium France I've noticed that when the van gets to about 90-95 there seems to be a restriction on the van and it won't go any faster despite only being on 2.5 k revs.... is this the dreaded turbo issue?
     
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    Is it possible its fitted with a Limiter
    Like all goods viecles over 3.5 ton have 90kph or do you meen miles:)
     
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    What is the dreaded turbo issue as this is the engine I have.
     
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    Does it have a manual limiter fitted
    Have you by accident set that to 95?
    My daughter did that on ours
     
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    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Mel MPH o_O
     
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    If you are telling the truth its limited to 150 kmh by the factoty maybe
    Mine (car) same engine is factory limited at 200kph
     
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    You could pm makems. He had loss of power on his previous merc.
     
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    I doubt if the fuel pump can move enough diesel to go much quicker than that.

    Martin
     
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    Is the power ok at lower speeds?
    Does it go into limp home mode?
    If its only at the top speed I am sure its limited.
     
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    Hey mate we're in Croatia will be coming back past Garda in 4 weeks heading home through Lake Como and Basel.
    If you need the old Fiat to give you a tow home give us a bell.
    Safe travels.
    RorynJan
     
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    When was the last time the fuel filter was changed? Same happened to me (MB 616 cdi) thought the turbo had packed up, mightily relieved when it turned out to be just the filter.

    Dick
     
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    Any warning lights on the dash?
     
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    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Rory came through lake como the other day. .No worries about getting 100mph through there mate. .well scary experience cm to spare sometimes.. at least your wheel is on the correct side for this Italian lark. ..

    This merc is a work of art -was suprised to find out the last owner had set the speed limiter to 95mph took it off and it's cured now. .
     
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    glad your sorted Paul (y)
     
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