Hi All from Sunny Suffolk!

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  1. triumph56

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    Yesterday-in a moment of madness- drove from Suffolk to Hebden Bridge (Halifax ) and p/xed my trusty LHD Multipla and some cash for a 1989 Ducato 1.9D Globetrotter.The drive back was a little scary- cannot believe lack of power- but is ony a 1.9 naturally aspirated (non-turbo )
    Anyone know how to get more horses out of engine ? Are there any easyish engine conversions? can I add turbo? and where is the heater for the hot water located ? Came away with volumes of paperwork -all in German ! . Apparently imported into UK in 2009. All answers gratefully received in advance.
    If anyone in Suffolk/North Essex /South Norfolk has a similar one would love to know how everytrhing works.:)
     
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    Welcome , also in sunny Coastal Suffolk.. cracking day today..

    sorry can't help with your question about the engine..

    The water heater is generally hidden in the bottom of a cupboard or wardrobe.. , usually a Truma.. if so there should be a controller on the wall somewhere ..
    there are several models.. your paperwork should have a Truma owners manual which is in several languages
     
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    Hi, can't help with the engine but as Jim said above - have a root through the cupboards. If you can find the make/model then the internerd is a great source of PDFs
     
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    No chance of any help from me I'm afraid, total non-techy (which is one reason why this forum's so good) but all the same:
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    Another welcome from Suffolk, this time Mid Suffolk, not far from Debenham.
    Can't be much help with your techi engine questions I'm afraid.

    Richard.
     
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    Welcome and what's an engine? I thought we all had horses under the bonnet.
     
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    Another welcome from me,next door neighbour in Cambridgeshire!
     
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    Wow! Thanks for all replies and welcomes -what a friendly bunch!
    Found water heater-under drivers seat! There is as a very strong safe in wardrobe and I think heater was moved to make room for it-but ...there is no vent in body for heater -odd. Taking it to a diesel specialist on Wed -will feel better when I get a report from them about engine condition. Otherwise loving it-on way back from picking it up out of Halifax stuck in traffic when it dawned on me I could just pull over and have a brew -so I did -it was great ! Tea -not beer ! )
     
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    Welcome :)

    Yip :)
     
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    ive not seen a water heater that vents through the floor assuming its gas, some photos would help us identify whats what for you
     
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    :HelloThere: & :welcomesign:from Devon
     
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    Ahh! You have found one of the first joys of motor homing.
    Need a comfort break, brew or a snack?
    Just look for the next lay-by.

    Richard.
     
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    Four hours stuck on the M5 - cuppa & a pee - no problem!
    Even considered hiring out the loo at a fiver a go.

    Hope you don't mind me mentioning it @triumph56 , but after 5 posts you can't actually 'post' on the forum any more until you subscribe. It's only £15 per year so I'm sure you'll agree it's more than worth it! You'll get lots of help & advice, jokes & insults, and access to more of the forum than you can get as a 'visitor'. Oh, and did I mention the jokes and insults??? :D
     
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    Its more than well worth the £15 , so much information , help ,, and on top of that a great laugh :)
     
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