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Hi Everyone Im new to this platform as have just purchased a 2007 Fiat Autotrail Scout 3.0L Turbo Diesel Ducato
This has only completed 23000 miles, do I need to have anything checked out or changed i.e. Timing Chain etc.
Any info and or advice is welcome as intend to keep this van for as long as possible
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Hi there and welcome, we have a 2003 Kontiki and one very important thing is the replacement of the timing belt every five years - irrespective of distance driven. Failure to ensure that this HAS been done in the last five years could prove disastrous as it could destroy the engine - and hence the vehicle.

Replacement engines may well cost £10k.....

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Does the 3 Ltr have a belt?
The poster indicates a chain which tends to get noisy when it needs changing.
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My 2007 3l Arapaho has a chain as do all 3l fiat fitted Iveco engines, no need to change it as they are really quiet and dependable.
One less thing to worry about, ensure you use full synthetic engine oil, check the Castrol site for exact type.

The fuel filter is the weak link on your unit as they are prone to suddenly leak.
Forgot to say lots of us carry a spare filter at approx £60, it’s well worth it just in case.

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My 2007 3l Arapaho has a chain as do all 3l fiat fitted Iveco engines, no need to change it as they are really quiet and dependable.
One less thing to worry about, ensure you use full synthetic engine oil, check the Castrol site for exact type.

The fuel filter is the weak link on your unit as they are prone to suddenly leak.
Forgot to say lots of us carry a spare filter at approx £60, it’s well worth it just in case.

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Should read spare filter housing, not just filter. It’s the O ring seal that gives up especially if not tighten down to the correct torque with the correct tool.

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Tyres !

I would check the dates on all four tyres

As they could be the originals and date back to 2006 if first registration was 2007

If they are original then change them all regardless of tread depth
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Good point from Trek above.

In case you’re not aware the date is in a four digit code form, the first two digits are the week of manufacture, the last two are the year of manufacture.

The example in the attached pic From the internet is 3909. I was lucky all my dates We’re clearly seen as they were on the outside sidewall of my tyres.

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