Ducato Automatic Gearbox

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Author: robx5 PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:19 pm    Post subject:  Ducato Automatic Gearbox

Can anybody tell me if the new automatic gearboxes on the Ducato 3.0L 160 have the same problems as the manual gearbox/clutch.


Regards


Robbie

Author: carolgavin

Location: Lanarkshire

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:36 pm    Post subject:  

Hiya think have read on here that the automatic box thingy is unaffected. It will be somewhere in the depths of the huuuuge Fiat/Peugeot judder thread that andystothert started. Am afraid you might need to read through it for your answer sorry!


Oh and welcome to facts, just seen you are very new, hope you are enjoying the forum.

Author: Mike48

Location: South Devon

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:54 pm    Post subject:  

Your starting point is here - all 1926 posts about the Fiat.


There are a few auto owners here and, as far as I know, no complaints. But there is a suspicion that the auto (which is an automated manual) might have clutch problems later on as the high gearing of reverse will result in excessive slipping. But unlike the manual version there are no reports of breakdowns at ludicrously low mileages (as little as 1500) or horror stories.

You will see from reading the thread that Fiat have been less than helpful and there is emerging evidence that the so called fix (which is significant in terms of labour and parts) does not work. It is also unclear whether a fix exists at present for the 3 litre manual version or indeed whether there will be one. Getting consistent, reliable information information out of Fiat is impossible. They are members of this forum but have not put their heads above the parapet in recent weeks.

Hopefully someone will be along later to give you chapter and verse.

Author: trevd01

Location: Pennine Yorkshire

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:45 pm    Post subject:  

Ours is judder and startup thump free (3l auto Murvi Morello)

The Comformatic is a robotised manual, so it does have a clutch, but the way it is programmed to feed in the power on a hill seems to work well.

Author: Biglol

Location: Devon

PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:21 pm    Post subject:  

I asked this question some time ago and was informed by a lady in North Devon (sorry I can't remember her name) who has an auto box that it doesn't judder

Biglol

Author: duc3auto PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:13 am    Post subject:  

I have an X250 XLWB 3.0 l auto.
So far have done about 10,000 km over mixed conditions including Hilly (we dont have any real mountains in Oz) this also included about 1,000 km of corrugated gravel roads. No sign of any judder. To add we also have a driveway with a slope of about 1 in 3 and to be safe I reverse in and drive out. The vehicle is currently being converted (home job). So far the only problem is black smoke (unburned fuel) under load. Been back to the dealers twice and they are still trying to work it out, runs fine and clear when the turbo seems to cut in.

Author: carol

Location: St Columb Major, Cornwall

PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 12:00 pm    Post subject:  

duc3auto wrote:
I have an X250 XLWB 3.0 l auto.
So far have done about 10,000 km over mixed conditions including Hilly (we dont have any real mountains in Oz) this also included about 1,000 km of corrugated gravel roads. No sign of any judder. To add we also have a driveway with a slope of about 1 in 3 and to be safe I reverse in and drive out. The vehicle is currently being converted (home job). So far the only problem is black smoke (unburned fuel) under load. Been back to the dealers twice and they are still trying to work it out, runs fine and clear when the turbo seems to cut in.



That must be me... still no problems, but we haven't been in the Highlands but did climb up in the Vercors in the autumn without any problems, but there again not much reversing either...

Although now we have a CV Boot problem ...

Carol



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