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  1. Smell of petrol, low performance and more engine noise

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi My 7H T5 2.5TDI 174HK just started acting up. It misses power when accelerating, and it is more noisy when stepping on it. Also it smells of petrol when stationary at red lights. I have tried to look for obvious leaks in intake or exhaust - but can see nothing. Anybody has any good ideas...
  2. New to the forum, new T5 soon

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hello everyone I've been a member here for a while now, but I'm only just getting round to actually buying a T5. And the big question (for me) is - which one? It has to be LWB, and windows and rear seats would be great, but could be added. But which engine? My heart says 174, my head says 104...
  3. 2.5 TDI EGR Valve Problems

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Everyone, I just thought I'd share my experiences with my 2.5 TDI 174 Caravelle EGR valve. Over the past couple of weeks, I have experienced loss of power on a couple of occasions. After scanning with VCDS after the power loss, the following fault was recorded: 16683/P0299/000665 - Boost...
  4. 2.5 Engine vw data sheet, MUST READ

    Engine & Gearbox
    I found this 18 months ago, its a good reference and very informative if you have a 2.5. http://pierro777.free.fr/DOCVAG/2.5_TDI.pdf
  5. First Conversion - T30 174 LWB

    Team Silver
    Our first conversion! Definitely one to keep considering the work that's gone into it. 2004 T30 174 panel van in silver with A/C, elec windows, towbar and bench seat. Converted to a 4 berth, 7 seater with full leather trim, Smart Bed, Caravelle seats, Kiravans double swivel, Vamoose pop top...
  6. Conversion or no Conversion?

    General T5 Chat
    I own a T5 panel van in metalic blue, its a 2.5l 174ps, 57plate with single sliding door and barn doors. It has 50,000 miles on the clock, i have owned it from new, its very clean an tidy, air-con, elec windows etc and i'm planning to sell it to upgrade sometime end of this year (2012) or early...
  7. How do I improve fuel economy of 174 engine?

    General T5 Chat
    With fuel prices the way they are I am very conscious that every time I fill up my tank with diesel (or liquid gold as I call it now) it is costing me an absolute fortune. I accept that buying a 2.5 174 probably wasn't the smartest move for someone who watches the mpg but it is not as if I am...
  8. T5 T28 2.5TDI 174ps Campervan For Sale

    Vans For Sale
    *** Updated 10 Feb 2012*** Selling Price - £12,500 After two fantastic years of ownership I have decided to sell my T5, the reason being that I had such a good time customising it I now want to do another one!! I guess I'm a sucker for punishment. His name is Juan (the Van), and in the...
  9. Should have bought a 174

    General T5 Chat
    Cooling the brakes and engine halfway to Harwich. Very impressed with T5 (2004) fuel consumption but the 130 struggled with hills. Anyone got a 174 four motion?!
  10. T5 5cyl 2.5 engine

    Engine & Gearbox
    Reposting this as I was unable to pull it out with the search; Found this while trawling for Transporter T5 cylinder engine information. This link to a vw training document explaining the T5 engineT: http://pierro777.free.fr/DOCVAG/2.5_TDI.pdf
  11. AXD/AXE head cracks

    Engine & Gearbox
    Several 130 or AXD and 174 or AXE motors have had 'Catastrophic failure' documented on this forum,it would be interesting to see if it is a repeating scenario. It starts with a misfire,progresses to difficult starting with pointing uphill/downhill sometimes making a difference, and ends with a...
  12. T5 SWB Black 174 "Sportline" Campervan +Chip (Fastest Camper in the UK?)

    Vans For Sale
    Hi This is my first post. I've been reading lots of helpful info on this forum which helped with this conversion. I'm looking for £19950 Low milage 13k The van started life as a T5 T30 174 SWB Combi . I took out the combi seats and mountings in the rear and put in the gloss black units and...
  13. Widget The Fidget

    Team Black
    Thought I'd share some pics of our T5 in here.... well, I say 'our' - he's Steve's really, but you know how it is! ;) Anyway - Widget is a 174 5 seater Kombi, SWB. His option extras include twin sliders, tinted glass, air con, cd changer, comfort pack, 2nd battery, tow bar, colour coded bumper...
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