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Old 11-05-2014   #16
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Re: Need advice on which diesel engine.

Quote Originally Posted by Retro Pedro View Post
Like all things, it's down to budget. I'm relative new to the Fiat world so could stand corrected, but I believe the diesel engine eras in Doblo's are as follows:
Early models - 1.9 Non turbo
Then went to 1.9JTD Turbo (single cam 8 valve) with a cross over period with
1.3 Multijet engine.
Then the 1.9 Multijet (16 valve)
and finally the 1.6 (would assume Multijet).

I'm not sure if the newest 1.6 comes with the high roof option that would be desirable for the wheel chair access.

I've got the 1.9JTD with 108k miles on the clock. To be honest with you the perception I have of the 8 valve single cam engine is that its gutless until the turbo comes in just under the 2000 rpm. That said, it does return 40mpg running around and the goes up easily nearing the 50mpg on a run, driving steadily (can't do much else in the Doblo, but then why would you want to). Again my private thoughts are that the 16 valve 1.9 Multijet would have more umph especially at the lower revs end. I don't know what the 1.3 power output is so can't comment.

My interpretation of what I've read on here, is that the Multijet engines have the DPF potential issues at higher mileage times.

The 1.6 is the newest of the lot and from what I've read is a good engine.
Thanks for all the info. The 1.9 turbo is the way to go alright. But road tax is expensive, unfortunately.

Thanks a million.

John.
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