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Old 19-01-17, 16:57
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T4 Post Icon operation- make a 2.5tdi last forever !

ok this could be a can of worms but i want to future proof my TDI and make it last as long as possible and be as reliable as possible. so i am looking for mods that will help with this. Im thinking EGT gauge to monitor exhaust gas temp,
oil pressure gauge,
oil temp guage,
coolant temp
also may use a thicker, better quality engine oil?
and is it worth chucking in some good 2 stroke oil or any other additive ?
etc etc

if any one has fitted these or know a good supplier then let me know, im not after extra performance really but want to really look after the rig as its done over 200k miles

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Old 19-01-17, 17:15
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Understand your thoughts, but you could fit 300 gauges, and still be unlucky with an unexpected failure of sorts.

Best thing really is just a strict service and maintenance regime, comprising correct regular servicing and frequent visual inspections.

Unfortunately there is not a gauge to monitor what the whole van is doing ...................... well actually I guess there is; but that sits in the drivers seat
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Old 19-01-17, 17:43
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Old 19-01-17, 18:10
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Is there a starter motor gauge there ....................................... pleased you have yours sorted
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Old 19-01-17, 18:22
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you could fit loads of gopro cameras underneath and in the engine bay to keep an eye on things while your on the road
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Old 19-01-17, 18:56
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The main thing is to keep the body good. Anything else should be fixable at a price. .
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I concur with the guys above - you will just make yourself anxious with all that info! A bit of extra rustproofing might be good? I just did lower internal panel surfaces with Supertrol, prior to insulation and lining. I am also going to Waxoyl the suspension arms soon. Beyond that quality servicing?
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Old 19-01-17, 20:19
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Default Re: operation- make a 2.5tdi last forever !

ScanGauge...... look at previous thread......you can monitor most engine things with it.
Best thing is to invest in VCDS (registered at $99) and you can keep a track of any error codes and sort them.

Other thing is.......change the oil and filters regularly.

Bodywork.....just keep up to it best you can!
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dont think i got my point across
oh well
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Old 19-01-17, 21:02
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oh well
OK and your point was

Forever is a long time, we won't last forever either
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