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2.4 engine

stuart batley
23-11-08, 13:33
I read somewhere and made a note to avoid the 2.4 engine, anybody help on this one ?:confused:

seath3971
23-11-08, 13:51
I have one and its done 195000 and cant tault it

seath3971
23-11-08, 13:52
Thats should be fault it:D

crosser
23-11-08, 14:04
I also have one and don't have any problems with it,
This generally stems from "what engine should i get?" which always leads to get a 2.5tdi unfortunately not everybody can afford a 2.5tdi.

Bluehawk
23-11-08, 14:44
I have a 2.4 and have no problems with. Ok it's not the fastest engine but who needs to go fast anyway? People can't stop and stare if you fly past them!!

dampervan
23-11-08, 19:46
iv been told the 2.4 engine is bullet proof?
i have a 2.4 and have had no problems with it other than getting up hills lol

stuart batley
23-11-08, 20:08
found my notes, the 2.5 replaced the 2.4 as there were reliabilty issues according to vw.
but you guys have no problem with it, thanks all

Matt T4
23-11-08, 20:26
I've just cruised along the A1 for the last hour and a half at 85/90 in mine no probs whatsoever! Apart from drinking diesel!!
Love it to pieces

AndyGG
24-11-08, 10:19
never had probs with mine, not the fastest though. Starts first turn of the key every time, even been down to italy and back. With no turbo or ecu i would have thought there would be less things to break down than the 2.5tdi.

wayne b.
24-11-08, 10:52
ive not long had my 2.4 lwb and not had any probs.its all down to money.the 2.4 is a basic 5cylinder diesel engine with no turbo or fancy electrics etc to go wrong and not much power.the tdi models are more powerful and cost alot more.how quick do you want to get to your destination:tu

mikey
24-11-08, 12:57
Got a 2.4 runs smooth and all day, but don't like hills. Not the fasted van but its better to arrive in style after everyone else than to get there first and no one to look at your van :ILU:

graphic maestro
24-11-08, 12:59
ssssssssssshhh!! I'm floggin one;)

graphic maestro
24-11-08, 13:02
oops soz, forgot to introduce myself........Hi all (Dave in Derby) will sort avatar out soon, but only landed in here recently. By the way, T4!! there is no other van.;)

big bazza
24-11-08, 14:11
no reason to aoid them really good engines,can suffer from head problems ,just check it doesnt overheat ,oil mixing with water etc

projektoettinger
24-11-08, 18:56
have had mine for around 4 months now 94 lwb no major problems had a new head on it a 80k and apart from the usual things on a 14 year old motor its sweet , they do also sound very nice when the exhaust comes off lol,

Big Al
25-11-08, 12:15
Had mine since 2004 no trouble wot-so-ever (touch wood) stuck a turbo on from TB Turbos Lancaster, makes it great for motorway hills, keep serviced regular, Brill.....

Big Al

BigFatBusser
25-11-08, 14:34
My first T4 was a 2.4 and it was really brill. Couldn't fault it and very reliable. Just make sure you service it and it'll serve you well. Toured mine round ireland and no trouble at all. Sometimes wish hadn't sold it....I:

JIMMYJAMES
25-11-08, 14:40
You will only ever hear the bad never the good especially on forums, happened to me when i got my derv Vectra (it was nice honest). Read loads of really bad problems people were having and it made me paranoid as hell......... Long story short and all thet, after nearly two years of owning it had no problems at all and it was a pleasure to own.

Go with your heart not your head just check the history and the oil/coolant for emulsification simple as that.

dazza p
25-11-08, 15:48
ive got a2.4 no probelms in 2half years*<:-)>

T_sal2007
25-11-08, 17:40
hi
The 2.4 engine is as mentioned earlier is a non turbo 5 cylinder engine which is slower than turbo but can give better miles to the gallon than the turbo and the engines go on forever as long as their serviced regular.I know as ive got a few.

nbsurf
25-11-08, 17:42
Got a 2.4 runs smooth and all day, but don't like hills. Not the fasted van but its better to arrive in style after everyone else than to get there first and no one to look at your van :ILU:

That's cos you've got half a rainforest in the back and the wheels are rubbing on the arches!I:

mikey
25-11-08, 19:14
That's cos you've got half a rainforest in the back and the wheels are rubbing on the arches!I:

Low and slow the way to go :ILU: