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Old 03-07-2008   #1
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ive got a fiat ducato elddis cirrus motor home with a 1971cc petrol engine and a 5speed box. its weight is 2900kg according to log book. i cant seem to get more than 55to60 mph is this normal its only done 29000 milesfrom new its starts and runs fine but just go no top end speed
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I had a two litre and i could get seventy but she was a good bit lightr than yours.their not geared up for high speed me thinks.
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Re: more speed

What year is it. I've got a 97 motorhome, 1.9td, and it is slow, but it will hit 80 eventuallly on the motorway, but will cruise more happily at 65mph.
At a steep hill it slows to below 60 and needs a bit of up and down through the gears.
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Re: more speed

its a 1988 . according to discover its been serviced regulary
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Re: more speed

I used to have a series 1 ducatto with the petrol engine. It would cruise at 70, but wasn't comfortable to drive at that speed. 60 was less stressful, but having said that it performed well. Is the airfilter ok? otherwise it's worth getting it timed, tuned, etc and it should improve.
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i wil have a look at air filer barons told me it had all been serviced when i bought it iam taking it to withensea for a weeks holiday next week i will see how it performs on the motorway, just hope weathers better then .
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Re: more speed

just got back from first long run been to withensea and then on up to hornsea and general driving around. 222miles altogether motorway and a lot of country roads . van did well at 60 and 70 used about quid on petrol seems like it wasnt to bad on fuel i hope
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