Hymer Camp 1.9 Fiat Diesel?

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  1. Triple7

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    Does anyone have any experience with these smaller engine Hymer Camps? Is it easy to replace with 2.5td?

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    Have a 1.9td in my present van similar to the tramp ,last one was a 2.5td ,this one is more economical, quieter, and quicker( but that's the gearing) changing it for ,2.5 is possible but not an easy task.
     

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    Interesting.

    I'm tempted by one but even the owner says it's slow. I wonder why would yours be faster than your previous 2.5?
     
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    Mine is a 1.9 diesel normally aspirated & although I'd like to change it for a bigger engine it isn't possible with a spanish reg. vehicle without a load of aggro & the fact that cannot be done yourself - Not unless you know a tame " autorised engineer " who can do the homologation paperwork for you. My best bet is to add a turbo & intercooler If I can find out that they can be added without needing to lower the compression ratio.
    As to slow, yes they are, very, but economical as well.
     
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    I'm into economical so it might not be such a bad trade off. Sounds like upgrading the engine size isn't worth the bother.
     
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    Had one or two 1.9td both as in a class and coachbuilt (not to be confused with non turbo that is a slow one,) and never found them lacking in power when needed ,depends how they've been run in or in the gearing as I said ,(3 different ratios from memory on 5th gear )
    Edit: also depends on how well /often its been serviced
     
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    I think the one on offer is non turbo (1989). Is it easy to add a turbo? :)
     
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    Easier to buy a second hand TD engine and exhaust
    system ,did it a few years back on an Iveco bus I converted,bought it with a stuffed 2.4 non turbo got sfully reconditioned 2.5TD from diesel masters of Telford ,(probably gone now) was easier to swap than rebuild .
     
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