Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Spain + Germany
My Motorhome: Four Winds RV
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How old is your van Jan? What mileage?
I'm sure it's out of warranty but anything as major as a broken crankshaft is absurd in a youngish. low mileage motorhome driven by a mature person. If it was mine I'd have it taken to a Fiat dealer and I'd want a very comprehensive explanation and I think I'd be expecting the manufacturer to at least contribute to the repair.
To be quite honest it sounds an absurd failure, even if it is true. It just shouldn't happen, not without some other cause.
Speculating here. Eurajohn will know better. But I'd think perhaps a top end failure leaving something for a piston to whack, and even then breaking the crank is a good trick.
Fiat garage and explanation for sure I'd say. Then decide what's next.
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