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  1. nearlydone

    nearlydone Read Only Funster

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    Hi We have just got a Fiat Ducato Auto Quest 270. 1990 diesel 2.5 The van drives well for an 45 mins then loses power. A Lot!!! We have had it serviced and all new filters and it is still not running properly any advise please.
     
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    Puddleduck Funster Life Member

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    Sorry can't help with your problem but someone will offer suggestions soon.
     
  3. Wayward traveler

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    That's the problem it's a Eurobox
    Should have gone for an RV.

    Sounds like you have a sensor failing. When it get to wards working temperature
    Get in to a good diesel diagnostics. Not sure where your at there is a good one in Middlesbrough. But may be a bit far from you
    Try a google in your area for a remapping / diagnostics.
    Hope you get it sorted
    Yours Ian
     
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    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Hi nearlydone welcome to fun, hope it's sorted soon and not to expensive.
     
  5. nearlydone

    nearlydone Read Only Funster

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    Thanks but its too old for sensors.
     
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    very much a failing sensor or a fault putting the engine into "limp mode" when it gets hot

    it needs to be run up to temperature with a computer attached to read the codes to find the fault

    oops just reread and its an old 1990 so pre computer. may well be a pump and or turbo fault or even as simple as a perished rubber diesel hose. needs expert investigation by a real mechanic, not a modern fitter
     
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    Is the fuel cap breather blocked try driving with out the fuel cap or put one of those tempory ones on.
    Or drawing air in the fuel system is it 2.5TD
     
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    Have a good mechanic who will be looking at it but seeking advice we think it maybe fuel related?
     
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    thanks bill worth a try.
     
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    Any way hi and welcome to the fun.
    It will be the best tenner you will ever spend.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Hi & welcome I do not intend to diagnose your problem I just wish to give you a heads up if incase your mechanic find nothing wrong as what yo have to make a note of is the fact that old diesels were in fact inherently slow & required some coaxing.
    Modern Diesels are infact the complete opposite requiring no downshifts but just an eye on the road & knowing when to apply the throttle to maintain maximum torque.

    You will learn the best way to drive your van eventually :winky:
     
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    The Fiat 2.5td is a pretty willing engine and certainly doesn't need coaxing. Is yours the turbo or non-turbo?
     
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    :welc:Hi and Welcome
     
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    My 1991 2.5d needs no coaxing, pulls up hill in 5th and has so much torque that 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears are hardly needed once you're on the move.(y)

    Welcome !
    (y)

    PS Think Bill might be right - sounds like fuel problem
     
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    Hi nearlydone and welcome to the Fun! (y)
     
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