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  1. Electrical
    Hi all I think this simple but always better check the knowledge base out there . The battery fitted to my 93 2.4d is a Varta E11 fitted transverse. Tayna recommend a 017 battery but I have seen pics that seem to show these fitted longitudinal . I think it will still fit transverse but wondered...
  2. Electrical
    It looks like my silver-calcium starter battery needs a change and I was wondering if it's worth getting AGM. My van is certainly not stop-start. It's a T5 2.5 2004 AXD, but I remember reading somewhere that there are benefits of coupling your start and leisure battery types (e.g. AGM - AGM)...
  3. Electrical
    Hi all, Looking to replace my leisure battery with a higher capacity model. I think I've boiled it down to these three, but I can't really separate them. The Banner is 10AH lower capacity but boasts about having a longer life span. I have no idea what that's based on or how to judge it. The...
  4. Electrical
    Hi, just about to order my leisure battery set up for my build and I’d like to get it all under the passenger seat, is this possible?? I’ve got a swivel captain out of a Ford galaxy which sits on a standard T5 single seat base.. does anyone recommend a good set up?? Also I’ve seen somewhere...
  5. Engine & Gearbox
    Any help appreciated. T4 1.9TD 2001 just cut out doing 20mph. Lights are all on I think on the dash. I suspect it's the fuel pump or the battery. Hoping it's the battery. Probably not. Currently stranded in Hereford. The joy. Does anyone know how much it costs to replace or fix? Think...
  6. Electrical
    So my battery for my T5 2.5L is an EXIDE EB712 71Ah 670A 12V. Looking online that is below the minimum required. Can anyone confirm this?
  7. Electrical
    So I installed a "wireless" reversing camera the other day and now my battery is draining to the point where its not enough to start the Van in the mornings.... The reversing camera uses a transmitter and reciever. The transmitter is wired into the reversing light so only comes on with the van...
  8. Technical Articles
    12v electric help please. I have searched the threads but not come up with anything. I've re-wired the camper exactly as it was wired before by the folks I bought it from, I just had to move some stuff around and add a larger fuse box. But now i have a problem. The cable comes from the van...
  9. Electrical
    Fitted a new battery and starter motor to my T5 but it won’t start. first of all fitted new battery and although it Laboured a bit the van started up fine for a few days. The starter motor became more and more sluggish and then stopped working completely. I tested the starter motor and it...
  10. Electrical
    Hi fellow VW owners, I am currently re-doing a camper I bought. Had all the units and bed etc but not much else so I am in the process of electrifying the back :) exciting stuff (pun intended ;) ) Anyway, I have been looking at leisure batteries (obviously) and I'm not entirely sure what I need...
  11. Electrical
    I have another question...maybe strange but all is about learning stuff...and I'm not technical... I could run the Bleu smart charger 12V/15 from my 12v lighter in the front of the VW with an adapter….THEN have the Bleu smart charger 12V/15 charge the leisure batteries through the 12V lighter...
  12. General T5 Chat
    Hi everyone, As the world will be moving over to non-fossil fuel vehicles within the next few decades, I wondered if anyone knew about possibilities for retrofitting electric motors into a T5. I read an article a while ago about a guy fitting Tesla motors in performance sports cars, so wondered...
  13. Electrical
    Hey guys, I'm looking at leisure batteries. There's heaps of options and ways of fitting them so I feel a little swamped. Lets see your Battery set up, where have you placed it, what would you have done different, if you vented and how you vented? See if someone out there can inspire me to...
  14. General T4 Chat
    Hi, I've got a problem with my alternator and it doesn't charge a battery (battery light on dashboard, voltage is lower than 13V when the car is working). So I guess I have to order new alternator (or maybe only some part, but not sure which one), but shipping will take some time, so I'm...
  15. Electrical
    Well, thanks to lots of threads on this forum, I solved my battery problem. Im documenting this as some of the info I found was really helpful, but there was also a lot of misinformation on the web generally. Backstory: came back from holiday - 3 weeks of no van use - and I couldn't get it...
  16. Electrical
    Hello all you helpful in the know people. Last weekend I was camping with the Van (yes I know the one weekend when it rained.... a lot, but that is another story). We parked up on the Friday and doors were opened and closed and left open as is generally normal for using the van camping. I went...
  17. Electrical
    Hi All, I have a relatively new to me 1997 2.4d T4, the electrical system and battery have been going strong until recently (excluding an issue with glow-plug relay). Recently I had some welding done to deal with some rust on the floor pan and the van drove and started grand the next two days...
  18. Electrical
    Hi, I have a strange situation with my split charger and was wondering if anyone had any ideas why this is happening and what the fix would be. With the engine running and leisure battery terminals removed from the battery I get 14.4v at the leisure battery terminals which is what I would...
  19. Electrical
    Hi I need to replace my starter battery in my 06 Transporter and since the last one has done 11 years without fault I'd like to do a straight replacement. Unfortunately Varta dont make that very easy as a google search with the ID number doesnt give an exact match - I guess it has changed in 11...
  20. Electrical
    So I have 2013 Caravelle with Bluemotion ( T5.1 ) and the a few times lately after it being on the drive for a few days it has struggled to start.... The Stop/Start hardly works unless I have been driving for an Hour or so. It's still quite mild temperature at as well so I doubt the Glow...
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