fiat ducato 2.5l diesel engine questions

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  1. ralphman

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    we have a fiat ducato maxi 1983 (a reg) 2.5l diesel motorhome.

    the engine mounts have snapped, theres a crack in a housing (whatever that is)

    and the starter motor is dodgy (you have to rock the van to start it cold )
    my questions are :
    A)would it be cheaper to buy a replacement engine (secondhand) ? if i can find one which so far i can't
    B) can i replace it with a diesel turbo without replacing gearbox & other things
    C) set fire to it :ROFLMAO:(only joking at the moment)
    thanks, any tips or info would be great
    sam
     
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    Surley you just need new engine mounts and a starter and all will be well, bit drastic changing the engine and unless you bought the whole lot chances are it wouldn't come with the starter? Or is this a you/your garage/mechanic can't find the parts?
     
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    You can just say "housing". It could be a 10p thermostat housing. Find out.

    Starter - under a hundred for a recon at a guess, but if the ring gear has gone as well then it's pricey - again find out.

    I thought you had found a replacement - or was that new ?

    We can't give you advice if you don't supply the right informations.

    <FX> Olde farte goes off into the distance muttering "kids today".
     
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    mmmmmm.... well a bit of both really, there a few small oil leaks,to get to the the cracked housing the gearbox has to come out and just thought by the time in labour to fix all these things & sourse starter etc it may work out cheaper just to fit a new engine ::bigsmile:
     
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    :ROFLMAO:

    well thats why i put 'whatever that is' I'M A GIRL i don't DO engines !
    all i know is the housing is alluminium
    the engine i found was secondhand for £2200 , it's going in saturday to have the engine mounts done so was just picking man brains ::bigsmile:
     
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    :Eeek: £2,200? You could buy another Van for that. :ROFLMAO:
     
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    i know thats what i sort of said :ROFLMAO: there was one on ebay for £350 but cant find an answer to if i cld put that in as it was a turbo and mine is non turbo, without changing gearbox and all that jazz ::bigsmile:
     
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    :Cool: I cannot see any reason why a Turbo motor could not be fitted. :winky:
     
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    It's fine picking our brains but give us some clues.

    A thermostat housing is aluminium and the size of a chip shop pudding tin and costs about as much.

    Give us the fact maam, just the facts.**

    Worst case could be the second hand engine comes without a starter and almost certainly without engine mounts.


    ** name that old Amercan TV program.
     
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    ok i submit brian .. !! i don't know anymore facts than i have given. i don't know my arthurs from marthas where engines are concerned, so i'll see what my mechanic says saturday :cry:
     
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    Hi there's a pugeot boxer 2.5 complete van for 825 quids buy that and stick it in --straight fit

    terry
    ooops forgot to say it is on auto trader
     
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  12. ralphman

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    brian it's a bell housing ::bigsmile:
     
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    ** was it columbo ???
     
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    Hey do forgive us for not realising RALPH MAN is a woman, must pay attention and read more into things, hee hee
    From the sounds of it you have all the symptoms of reverse judder. How old is the van/engine. I would go back to the manufacturers as unfit for purpose, whatever the age anyway.
     
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    Maybe it's RalphMan when it suits her and "I'm a poor little gurly whirly" when she needs help ?

    Who knows, damn confusing, these things without willies.
     
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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
    RALPHMAN is actually my dog who you see sitting in his chair hahaaha & of course i flutter my eyelashes when there is work to be done !

    i cannot return vehicle as 'sold as seen ' private sale but hey it'll be fixable .
    1983 2.5l diesel,lhd, the manufacturors have probably all died i'm afraid :(

    brian was it ** columbo ?:winky:
     
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    Before he was born !

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkOk5K4gztU&feature=related"]YouTube - 1953 Dragnet (Badge 714)[/ame]
     
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    thanks brian , that's so funny ! i love b&w films
     
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    just dawned on me from your other post.......a used replacement engine wont come with the bell housing.
    its part of the gearbox....seperate casing but a part of it nonetheless.
     
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    thanks puppajohn i would have been gutted if i'd bought one and it was missing, well i think from what everyone has said i'll try and get a new starter motor and see if the bell housing can be repaired, can you weld alluminium ? mmm.. & get new bolts on saturday for the engine mounts & fix the oil leaks zzzzzzzzz where was i , so frustrating as just want to get going somewhere ,anywhere :cry: thanks for info
     

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