Mechanics

RUNNING ON VEGETABLE OIL

1988 Fiat Ducato

Engine Performance problem
1988 Fiat Ducato 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 100000 miles

I own a 1988 FIAT Ducato with 2.5 L Turbo Diesel engine type Sofim 8144.21. I converted it with SmartVeg to run on vegetable oil. However, as a result the timing belt has broken once, and after rebuilding the engine the timing of the Diesel pump slipped twice out of timing. I already heard that this particular engine type has " no good history", but I do want to hear your opinion/ advice on what I can do to rescue the situation. Regards, reinhard@poczta. Onet. Pl
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Reino
April 15, 2009.




You need to make sure the timing belt is fitted correctly and adjusted correctly and the timing will not slip !

Dave H
Feb 26, 2010.


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