2006 2.8L JTD Engine/Fifth Gear ?

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  1. joggerman

    joggerman

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    Does anyone have any opinions on the 2.8L fiat circa 2005/6 ?
    Thinking of 3500 Max weight with overcab bed.

    Also, I have read something about fifth gear being too high.

    Any thoughts?

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  2. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    While you are asking, ask about failing 5th gears. I know I've seen it somewhere.
     
  3. Barclaybasher

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    Have a 2.8JTD on a 3500kg coachbuilt - 2004 - 52,000 miles - brilliant engine - pulls well even in 5th:thumb:





     
  4. Gromett

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    I have had 2 x 2005 fiat ducato on the 2.8JTD and both have been excellent. One was on 3500Kg the other 4500KG and both were spot on.

    The fifth gear issue if I recall correctly was on the previous model which I think went out of production in either 99 or 01...
     
  5. f6c

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    2005 2.8 74,000 no problem:winky:
     
  6. joggerman

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    Would the 2.8 be more economical than a 2.3 on a fully loaded 3500kg (over cab bed) van due to a better power to weight ratio?
     
  7. jeepmadmike

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    my MH with a over cab does feel a little tall geared in fifth, but more power would solve it:Cool:
     
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