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Most of these motorhomes are powered by diesel engines. For earlier models, a 1.9 diesel in both turbo and normally aspirated versions was available, with bigger 2.5 and 2.8 litre diesels further up the range. These are simple units by today’s modern standards. A visual check for oil leaks, excess smoke and difficulty starting all indicate issues that need further investigation.
From the initial refit on, cleaner, more powerful common-rail units came along in 2.0 non-intercooled turbo diesel, 2.3 or 2.8 litre intercooled turbo diesels. These are smoother, more powerful and refined engines but still have a good reputation for reliability. Excess smoke on boost can indicate that the turbo is about to give out while sluggish performance and smoke suggest injector, pump or intercooler issues
first generation Ducato’s was an angular looking vehicle made from the early 1980s through until 1994.
Suspension comprises well-proven MacPherson struts at the front and a beam axle with leaf springs or a torsion bar at the rear. Brakes are usually discs all round, although drums are sometimes found on the rear.
Other usual mechanical problems with these motorhomes are:
Rear drum brakes: The wheel cylinder inside the rear brake drum can seize.
Water in the gearbox: Water drainage can leak into the gearbox if the pipework isn’t correctly positioned. Drain and renew the gearbox oil if you suspect this is the case.
Rusty radiator: Check the coolant level and ask questions if it is low (there should be no leaks). The radiator can corrode and start to leak.
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