Hi, can anyone help me,
I bought a 2002 Iveco Eurocargo but the problem is, when its been run for 5mins and gets warm it smokes AFTER acceration, or when pulling afay from a junction as though it is burning oil in the exhaust system,
Ive checked the turbo charger and theres no oil passing through..
Basically when warm you can push the throttle and let go then it will puff smoke out wen you let go of the throttle..
Also i dont know if this should be, but when stood in neutral and press the accelerator i doesnt seem to rev up?? i was told that this is how they should be but i'm not sure,. it seems to only rev to 2000rpm when stood,.
please help if possible,
Is this a motorhome or a works van?
Between us, we've had lots of Transits, Sprinters, VW LT35, Escort type van, a funny little Vauxhall Nova van....and the XLWB Iveco (2002 model)
Banana transits are but like tanks - I still drive one today 'M' reg, solid as a rock. Slow and steady. Plods along. Always starts. Never failed an MOT. The back doors rot like chocolate on hot day but it's a small price to pay
Newer Transits - They drive lovely. The break down a lot. (water pumps, gaskets, seals, anything this is bolted on fails)
Mercedes - expensive!
VW LT35 - I loved this van. Solid, reliable, spartan interior but does everything it should and eveything is where it needs to be. Supremely comfortable seats. I'm actually trying to find a good LT35 because I miss it so much.
Iveco XLWB (2002)- marker lights blew and nearly set fire to van. Injectors failed (not needing replacing - failed and near wrecked the engine somehow) Starting problems when cold. Starting problems when hot. Backs door misaligned and couldn't line them up due due to error at manufacture. SLD drooping (same issue) SLD handle broke several times. Lights all over blew if you as much as looked at them.
Sadly, Iveco is cheap for a reason - "it is built to a very tight budget and it's the brand new fleet market they aim for. They won't see problems in the first three years. Buying them second hand isn't really what Iveco is about"
This was told to me by the main agent in Trafford Park when I went back there for the umpteenth time and lost my rag!
I would never buy another Iveco (although I did love the size of it). If it's a works vehicle, I would look to change it.
Just a personal story. Maybe other Iveco's are better?