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|FoweyBoy||Thanks for the info. I believe you can get a Fiat dealer to check on their computer system with your VIN number to see if the modifications have been done.|
Hi FoweyBoy , i have not had any problems with my clutch or gearbox, as i have only had my van for 2 yrs i dont know if any modifications have been done. The clutch just broke apart inside, the reason it cost £1400 is because the specialist put in a complete new clutch assembly instead of just replacing the broken bits.The build of the Fiat clutch was not strong enough for the extra weight of a camper van so he put in a new British made clutch. Hopefully i should not have any more problems
Was this a "juddergate" related failure? Had the modifications been done to the gearbox, engine mounts etc well before the clutch failure?
£1400 seems a lot to pay for a replacement clutch, but the last new clutch I had done was about 30 years ago, so maybe I am out of touch with costs!
Hi all, just got my van back, it was not the gearbox, the clutch assembly had broken. The specialist said the clutch was ok for commercial vans but the extra weight of a campervan was too much and it just exploded. As there are many Fiat based vans out there it must be a common fault. Looking forward to my next trip ,once the £1400 bill has been paid, lol
Thanks for all the replies, Barrie
Gear box failure on Oregon R.
Hi all, phoned Fiat customer services today, not much response. As van is over 5yrs old and doesn't have a full Fiat service history they said it would be very unlikely they would contribute to my breakdown.
Took Mike's advice and contacted a local gearbox specialist. I have been told it might be the clutch that has broken, I will post an update when i get a true picture of what happened.
I would say that you also need to get quotes from decent gearbox repair places to remove, repair and refit the gearbox. The reason I say that is that while you might be very lucky and Fiat will 'contribute' to a replacement, the cost you have to pay the Fiat dealer might still be way more than a gearbox specialist!!!
Good Luck hope it's fixed as quick and easily as possible.
A tale of woe.
Low mileage and gearbox failure.
My last two works fiats have covered of 150k miles each on original clutches at that.
Hi Mike, I'm going to phone Fiat customer services on Monday. I've heard of the judder problem on the 3 litre gear box, but mine is complete failure. I was cruising in 6th gear and lost all use of the gear box. Although my van is 5 years old, I'm hoping that Fiat will help towards the cost of replacing the gear box as I believe that such a major break down should not occur after only 26500 miles.
Thanks for your reply, I will keep everyone updated on Fiat's response.
Hi Barrie, sorry to hear about your problem. I had a lot of contact with Fiat about the judder on 3 litre based Fiats - I am sorry to say that it got me, and a lot of others, absolutely nowhere and that was early in the guarantee period.
As your vehicle is 5 years old unfortunately I don't think you will get anywhere with them. Have you thought of contacting gearbox specialists who may be able to repair the problem without the expense of a complete new box.
Gear box failure on Oregon R.
I'm the owner of an IH Oregon R on an 07 plate. It has only done 26.500 miles, coming back from Scotland, it broke down and after being towed home to my local garage, I was told that my gear box has completly broken down.
Has anyone had any dealings with Fiat customer services, as I believe that a motorhome with only 26.500 miles should not have this problem. Any help would be appreciated.