Serpentine Belt Diagram for Fiat Ducato (2008) Truck based MH

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  1. Dunno

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    Hi all, apologies if this question has been asked/discussed before.

    Does anyone have or know where I can see how a serpentine belt for a Fiat Ducato Truck based motorhome is fitted. The original belt is in pieces, and we are having trouble fitting the new one. Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated. :love:
     
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    Yes if you supply eng size year etc
     
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    Year 2008, 4 cyl Diesel. Eng No. 42130683469111278995. VIN: ZFA25000001346220

    Hope this helps. Thank you.
     
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    No it doesn't
    You still dont say what size !!!!
     
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    23f. 3lt 160 multi jet. Sorry, but the MH is my parents and they are on the other side of the country....spending my inheritance.
     
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    And so they should! Maybe you will get the MH one day.

    Welcome to fun. :)
     
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    Ducatos don't use "serpentine" belts. If it has air con then there are two multi rib belts, one drives the alternator and the other drives the air con pump. AC belt is a stretch type with no adjustment, alternator belt has an adjuster.

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    This is the 2.3 engine


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    And this is for the 3.0 engine.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thank you! I've forwarded the pictures to the castaways. :D
     
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    Why can't it be described as 'serpentine'?

    "A serpentine belt, also known as a multi-vee, poly-v, or multi-rib belt, is a single, continuous belt used to drive multiple peripheral devices in an automotive engine, such as an alternator, power steering pump, water pump, air conditioning compressor, air pump, etc.[1] The belt may also be guided by an idler pulley and/or a belt tensioner (which may be spring-loaded, hydraulic, or manual)."
     
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    Because "serpentine" usually describes a belt that goes over multiple pulleys in a complex pattern. Serpentine (as in snake like) describes the tight twisty route the belt takes over those various pulleys not the type of belt used. Multi vee belts are used for serpentine installations as they are thinner and can therefore cope with tighter turns round pulleys than a conventional single vee belt. The name serpentine describes the route of the belt rather than its construction.

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    THIS is a serpentine belt as fitted to my last RV.

    try fitting that without a diagram.

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    Cheers PPJ, I had to fit one on an RV several years ago, it took two of us nearly an hour (one on top and one from below) to get the b$%^*)d thing on right. Serpentine belts will almost always be multi vee but multi vee will not always be serpentine.

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    Quite. I'd have thought most uses of multiV belts could be described as serpentine once more than three pulleys are involved. Semantics, semantics :).
     
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