1988 Fiat Ducato Running on Vegetable oil

Tiny
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  • 1988 FIAT DUCATO
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  • 2WD
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  • 100,000 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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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 AT 4:58 AM

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You need to make sure the timing belt is fitted correctly and adjusted correctly and the timing will not slip !
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Friday, February 26th, 2010 AT 6:05 AM

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