I had someone come to look at the Bus yesterday. They seemed 50/50 interested until I told them it does 10-15Mpg. I don’t think they will be back. I can’t believe it. I did say it was a BUS not a van. Do people expect to get 20-30mpg out of an 8.4T bus with a 6 litre engine?
After he left I fitted the new headlights. A surprisingly easy job and it was done within 20 minutes. Unfortunately they didn’t come with the motors that raise and lower the lights for use with a trailer. I swapped these over from the old headlights and kept my fingers crossed. Crossing your fingers doesn’t work with Fiat parts… The motor in the drivers side still runs none stop. I phoned a few parts dealers and none of them could help me. A phone call to Fiat gave me a quote of £85. I thought this was extortionate so stripped the headlights down again and removed both motors. I pulled them both apart and compared the gearing and other internals. The gearing has a central thread which the drive shaft screws into and this had come unwound. I screwed it in which took a bit of force but it is now working as good as the other one. Phew, saved myself £85 and the headlights should now pass the MOT retest..
I am starting to learn more about the mechanical/electrical side of the Fiat Ducato than I really wanted to…..