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  1. AXD Engine Options After Failure

    General T5 Chat
    Hi there, posting here for my father. He has a 2.5 AXD LWB T5 and which recently dropped a Valve resulting in some significant engine damage. He loves this van and wants to continue using it however looking online there isn't anywhere that seems to reliably supply these engines. I understand...
  2. 2.5 petrol flywheel required.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me locate a flywheel for a 1998 2.5 petrol Syncro. Any help would be much appreciated.
  3. SWB T5: 2.5L, 130bhp, Unusual RHS side door. 121,500 miles

    Vans For Sale
    SWB panel van - 3 seat day van conversion. This tidy T30 "Panel van" has an unusual right hand door (California style, but apparently just how it was specced by the fist owner). 2.5L R5 engine. 6 Speed 130bhp . It has had the "standard" 2.5L T5 issues dealt with: new Turbo and vacuum...
  4. Will a diesel pass a emissions test with a dummy cat ?

    General T5 Chat
    Was looking into getting a full exhaust system with dummy cat from pptuning . Was wondering will it pass mot , on inspection or emissions? I have a 2006 pre dpf 2.5 AXD engine , the plate value is 0.8 , if I'm looking at the correct number . When getting stuff like this done do you need to...
  5. Anybody used MANNOL engine oil?

    General T5 Chat
    Found MANNOL engine oil on eBay it looks like it covers alot of VW specs if it does it's like a wonder oil lol , but it's really cheap . Also says it covers 505.01 and 506.01 But the in description says 504.00/507.00/502.00/505.00/503.01/506.00/ VW 505.01*/506.01** *Except VW PDU engines...
  6. Anybody selling a exhaust similar to the pptuning exhaust for t5 2.5 lwb?

    General T5 Chat
    Is anyone out there or does anybody know anyone who is selling a pptuning exhaust for lwb 2.5 T5 or similar to the pptuning one ?
  7. 2.5TDI power steering.

    T4 Articles & Information
    Hi every one, 03 Reg, 2.5l TDI, AJT engine. i'm having an issue and cant figure out the best way to go. Recently on a morning when i fire up the van the power steering is really hard to turn one way, Left turns are no problem at all. turning right i have to use both hands and even then it...
  8. 2.5 bnz missfire issues

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi I Have got a t5 2.5 130bnz which has developed a misfire about 1800-2000 Rpm it is there when the engine is cold from start up right through till up to temperature through all gears it judder but only at 1800-2000rpm No fault codes logged, no lights on I have removed an had the injectors...
  9. VW transporter t5 2.5 174bhp 2006 starting issues

    General T5 Chat
    Struggles to start on cold start, currently 5-10 degrees outside. When engine is warm less of an issue. White smoke on start up. Here is a video of the issue Thanks
  10. How To: T5 2.5 Alternator Removal & Replacement

    General T5 Technical
    My alternator was very noisy and the luck-up pulley was slipping at high revs - I had sourced an alternator and I realised very quickly its a really ty job so I had been putting off for ages. I spent a lot of time looking for details but there isn't a whole lot about so I gave it a crack and...
  11. What's this part

    Engine & Gearbox
    Sadly our van had a bit of a failure today. There's some sort of diaphragm valve that's part of the plastic top cover of our 2.5tdi. Today it snapped off leaving the van to spit out it oil and lose all power. On closer inspection it looks as if it's been glued back on previously. I'd like to...
  12. 2.5 TDi T4 Caravelle 2001 What's it worth?

    General T4 Chat
    Hi there, Selling my Caravelle, just wondering what it's worth. Here some spec's: 111 kw 151 BHP 5 seats long chassis GPS, Cruise control, heated frontseats, Airco front and back seats luxury fitting thanks for your help!!!
  13. 2.5 LWB Beast

    Team Silver
    The last of the 2.5L 6 Speed LWB vans - the best van ever! Austops LWB Elevating roof with roof bed 12mm Exterior Ply flooring, non slip industrial grade vinyl Insulating to entire van in sheep's wool 7no LED spot lights remotely dimmable & 1no touch...
  14. 2.5 TDI ACV PCV Valve Delete (Oil Breather)

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, has anyone ever tried removing their PCV valve completely? I'm thinking of replacing it with an oil catch can with a breather on it. I don't want hot oily air to get into my cold air intake, but I don't want to ruin my engine either. I know the air intake takes care of sucking the blowby...
  15. No oil level warning light?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello. When I started my 2005 AXD engine today it sounded a bit rough for about a second so I decided to check the oil. When I checked the dipstick there was no oil showing. The thing is I normally use the oil warning light to prompt me to fill up with oil (not ideal I know) but now I am not...
  16. Engine Rocking / Straining When Changing Gear

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All, I hope for some advice please, I recently felt / noticed that changing between 1st and 4th gear it felt like my engine was pulling / rocking too much. Also when accelerating or decelerating so very slightly I can feel and hear the the engine / gearbox clunk, more like a jolt. So I...
  17. Here are some T5 2.5 camshaft change instructions

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi folks I did this job a few months ago and just haven't had time to turn my own oily hand-written notes into something more presentable that I can share with you lot. Until now. Here you go: Difficulty: Definitely falls into the intermediate to advanced bracket. You should have at least...
  18. LT 2.5L TDI Engine (ANJ)

    My engine has died so after a replacement. Does anyone have a 2.5 TDI (ANJ) engine from an LT?
  19. Service/Repair St Albans - turbo/lack of power 2.5 ACV

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All Looking for recommendations for a 'specialist' in St Albans area. We have a 1996/97 LHD T4 2.5 Tdi ACV with turbo/power problems. Engine starts and runs ok, but lacks power - struggles uphill, and doesn't feel like the turbo is working. Replaced MAF and 2 pin coolant sensor, checked...
  20. TRansmission oil - 2.5 6 speed manual

    Engine & Gearbox
    HAs anyone got any experience of using any of the following gear oils in their 6 speed manual box? I need to change mine and have been considering either: FUCHS Titan Sinto FE 75W FEBI 75W 21829 CASTROL Syntrax transaxle 75/90w Have searched many forums and seems to be a bit of a minefield. VW...