Turbo kit for Fiat Ducato 1.3 2.5 Diesel swift kontiki

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  1. JAMESuk

    JAMESuk Read Only Funster

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    There used to be a company that used to fit turbo kits to motorhomes but I belive they have gone bust. Does anyone know if there is anyone else that offers these services?

    Failing that does anyone know wether a 2nd generation 2.5tdi fiat ducato engine will fit in a 1991 fiat ducato?

    I was also wondering wether the 640/6 swift kontiki habitation area can be removed off a fiat ducato and placed onto a newer van?

    If anyone has any info on this I would be very gratefull.

    James
     
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    Hi

    Would not know how to go about transplanting a body to another base but years ago read an article on it being done. The chap worked in a coach works and got permission to use the works with a few mates while it was closed for annual holiday. Sorry can't be of any further help, but shows it can be done, if you have the money or facilities.



    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    fitting an aftermarket turbo can and possibly will damage your engine.

    the crankshaft main and bigend bearings arent usually up to the extra power produced by a turbo and will probably fail earlier than they normally would.

    as for fitting a later engine.....i would think the engine, gearbox and driveshafts would all need changing and a miriad of other componants as well......engine mounts, exhaust etc.

    if you look underneath you will see the floor is simply coachbolted to the chassis and outriggers but when it was built it was only the floor attached then all the sides and roof etc were built onto the floor.

    i reckon you would need some kind of lifting gear to lift the body true and square so as not to distort it and cause damage to joints etc.
    then theres the problem of the overcab bulge.

    in my mind it isnt worth it.
     
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    If I was to purchase a 1998 ducato van, then i'd hope that I could use alot of the parts from that, but then I may aswell look at moving the habitation unit from the old van to the new.

    For now i'll just have to look forward to downhills :thumb: Although getting up them is the pits :Sad:

    I'm not used to people in mobility and golf buggys overtaking me though :cry:

    If only subaru did a motorhome :Smile:
     
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    Hi I think the firm you are thinking about was T B TURBO`S of Lancaster ,it`s a shame because they used to do an excellant job . You could try getting in touch with a firm in Hartlepool i think they are called Turbo active, they may be able to help or advise you.
     
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