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Urgent advice re. Navajo PLEASE

I need advice urgently.

The engine has to be taken apart because something, they dont know what for sure, but it may be the Crankshaft is broken.

Question is do I let them fix it or have it taken to a Fiat garage, They say it could cost 6-7 thousand to fix.

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I can't remember how old the van is Jan but it's presumably out of warranty. So saying if it's not far out and has been maintained in the past by a Fiat dealer then Fiat may be prepared to make a contribution to the repair cost if it's done at a fiat dealer.

If you think it's too far out of warranty and if you know the garage that has the van at the moment and have used them before, then there's probably no reason not to let them do it - assuming they feel happy doing it. If you don't know them or if you have any doubts then have it taken to a Fiat dealer.

That's my view anyway - others may have different opinions.
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I've given my tuppence worth on the other thread Jan.
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I can't remember how old the van is Jan but it's presumably out of warranty. So saying if it's not far out and has been maintained in the past by a Fiat dealer then Fiat may be prepared to make a contribution to the repair cost if it's done at a fiat dealer.

If you think it's too far out of warranty and if you know the garage that has the van at the moment and have used them before, then there's probably no reason not to let them do it - assuming they feel happy doing it. If you don't know them or if you have any doubts then have it taken to a Fiat dealer.

That's my view anyway - others may have different opinions.
The van was built in 2014 we bought it in 2015 it has done just over 44,000 km.
The garage Peter as I said yesterday is 200 km from where I am now and 450 km from home so of course I have never used them, this is where the ADAC took the van on Friday.

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I have contacted Tyne valley motorhomes and they will ring me tomorrow about the guarantee situation.

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Im guessing you want to keep the MH Jan

It seems a lot of money to fix

But maybe not in the scheme of things

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We assume Heike has found the correct translation of kurbelwelle

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You said the motorhome was built in 2014 the base vhechile could be 2 years older so the cam belt could be past its replacement date and i would think it as failed. The damaged caused could be only a only few bent valves or it culd have damaged any of the following camshaft,cylinder head,pistons, con rods,or engine block.Unlikely the crank shaft unless it had a manufacturing fault.
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I may have missed something previously Jan as to why Adac have taken your motorhome to a garage that is 200km away from where you are now and 450km away from where you live but I would want to know why they have done that. Maybe they can tell you that it's a renowned specialist at fixing Fiat Ducatos. If they don't have a credible explanation and given you don't know the garage, I would be inclined to have it taken to a Fiat dealer.

ps having now read the details of the garage that the van is at and given that it is ADAC approved, I would let them do it unless Fiat are going to help.

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I may have missed something previously Jan as to why Adac have taken your motorhome to a garage that is 200km away from where you are now and 450km away from where you live but I would want to know why they have done that. Maybe they can tell you that it's a renowned specialist at fixing Fiat Ducatos. If they don't have a credible explanation and given you don't know the garage, I would be inclined to have it taken to a Fiat dealer.

ps having now read the details of the garage that the van is at and given that it is ADAC approved, I would let them do it unless Fiat are going to help.
It was taken to that garage because it was where it broke down Peter, not taken 200 km away.
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