Search the internet and you'll find a common problem with the Fiat Ducato 2.8JTD engine - loss of power when the injector warning light comes on and occasional overreving between upward gearchanges. You'll also find lots of opinions as what causes the problem and how to fix it. I suffered this problem for a couple of years and many thousands of miles before I fixed it properly....
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mervyncp — NEILMAC, Has this problem re occurred since this post. Mine keeps coming back, usually just as you think it's permanently fixed...
Johnwr — Hi guys I had this problem approx 5 years ago on my Hymer Classic Fiat Ducato 14 2.8 JTD deisel engine on a 2002 reg. At that time I took it to a garage across from the old Brownhills unit in Preston who fixed the problem with the wiring from the ECU and throttle unit. Just returned from South Wales......
mothy54 — I'll remember this one just in case even though my MH is a 2.3 Ducato....
Member Techno100's guide to DIY solar panel fitting on a motorhome. PART ONE make your own brackets etc For this task you'll need: Some aluminium angle 60mm x 40mm x 3mm x 1 metre or equivalent Set square Hacksaw File Drill Tape measure Pencil Rivet gun 4mm rivets 4mm hss drill bit 5mm tap 5mm set screws This is the third set of brackets I've made so far. I've used 60mmx40mmx3mm angle as I came by it handy like A metre length of this stuff or similar can usually be bought for under a tenner, Ebay is good for this but plus P&P. Closest I've found is 2.5"x1.5"x1/8" x1M for about £14 delivered. Previously I've fitted 60 watt and 80 watt panels which require 4 brackets each and so only 1 set screw needed for each one. In this instance I've made brackets for 2 x 30 watt panels that will only require 1 bracket at each end and so I've fitted 2 set screws to keep them level. These are 5mm and I used a 4mm hss drill bit followed by a 5mm tap both driven through using a battery drill. You can use anything similar to achieve this or just a spacer. Sikaflex 512 adhesive requires a MINIMUM thickness of 2mm and the set screws guarantee this will be acheived. I use the thickness of the brackets 3mm as in picture 3 to gauge this. These particular brackets are 200mm long and the panel ends (to be illustrated next) are 445 mm wide.
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arthur49 — Brilliant. In the past I've used (inaccessible) nut and bolt to secure bracket to panel. Riveting on upright of bracket and panel edge makes a lot of sense and if I need to remove panel if there's a wiring problem, as you say, drill the rivets out :lol:...
NEILMAC — Hi Terry and welcome!If you PM Techno100 ([url]http://www.clubmotorhome.co.uk/component/comprofiler/userprofile/Techno100.html[/url]) I imagine that he may be able to help you with some advice :D......
CLEANING OF WATER TANKS AND CONTAINERS FOR CARAVANS AND MOTORHOMES by zappysblog.com DRINKING WATER TANKS & CONTAINERS Introduction This article advises on cleaning and disinfection of drinking and grey (waste) water vessels housed within Motorhome’s and containers commonly used in caravanning and camping.
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mothy54 — Great info for us newbies. Thank you...
pammap — very helpful, just bought a new van and needed to flush out the whole system :-)...
Dunlop Air Suspension, fitting made easy guide Member Techno100 has produced the following information about self fitting Dunlop Air Suspension: For this job you will need: Some additional ground clearance (Milenco Quattros ideal) A long handled torque wrench Hammerite Waxoyl to coat all metal parts during assembly A tape measure for LSV (load sensing valve) 1/2" drive sockets 13,17,22mm Hammer, cold chisel, sidecutters, stanley knife, battery drill, 8mm HSS bit Begin with the rod measurement at the LSV as this may alter with the suspension upgrade and need to be adjusted later, BEFORE driving.
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NEILMAC — Hi Chris, if your van is rated at 3850 your V5 category should read PHGV for private heavy goods vehicle and therefore qualifies for road tax at £165 (current figures).If your van is 3850 and you are registered as PLG then you are incorrectly paying a higher rate (which does sometimes happen) and yo......
Chrisnjane — My van is rated at 3850kg How can I make the Road tax cheaper?ThanksChris...
Techno100 — Further update changed target weightMy van is in the process of being up plated from 3300kg to 3700kgThe fee is £240+VATI've contacted my insurance Safeguard and confirmed that this will not affect my policy or my AA breakdown/recovery.So and extra 880lbs payload for £288 and cheaper road taxMy rear......
Thank you to 'freespirit' from the 'FiatForum' for these detailed instructions on the DIY replacement of the fuel filter on a 2.8 JTD Ducato engine. Our usual disclaimers apply.   HOW TO CHANGE THE FUEL FILTER on a 2.8JTD 1. First make sure the ignition is turned off 2. Remove the air filter housing top. 3. Remove the air filter element itself from the housing - this can be a tight squeeze past the rear of the engine bay opening.
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