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  1. 2.5 AXD engine rebuild recondition

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi everyone, I'm new to posting and normally trawl this forum to learn from others in understanding how to trouble shoot and fix my 2005 shuttle (2.5 AXD). Over the years we've covered 195K and I've tackled most of the jobs that these can suffer from, turbo's vanes sticking, drive shafts...
  2. VR6Velle 2.8AES Ludicrous Fuel Consumption Petrol out of exhaust

    Engine & Gearbox
    I know, I know its never gonna win any economy trials but she is now drinking so much that petrol is coming from the exhaust. I recently had to replace 4 injectors and in the process discovered that the air box and intake pipework was broken in several places and beyond repair. Original parts...
  3. Fuel consumption, 2.5lt 130bhp 2007 t5

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys, what am I looking to get out of this van? I've just come from a Caddy (which was sooo cheap to run) and now I'm alarmed at the mental rate that the pin goes down on my new Transporter. Only Done 250-60 from the brim and now between 1/2 and 3 1/4's left. I know from experience the VW...
  4. Fuel consumption has gone mental.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, 1.9 ABL 97 SWB Recently I've had a few issues with the van ( draining battery) I've fixed this and started using the van again. Though I do have a whining starter motor which i address at the weekend Anyway, I filled up £30 ( ~23 litres / 5 gallons) of diesel on Saturday, and I've...
  5. Using a bit of oil.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys and gals, hoping someone can shed a bit of light onto this and stop me worrying! My van (05 2.5 130) has started using a bit of oil. It's not much, around 1/2 a litre every 2-3000 miles, but before the last service I have never had to put any extra in at all. The motor has done...
  6. kilometres per litre to mpg convertor

    If a) your speedo is in kilometres and b) you use a MAC computer, you might want to download this really useful widget that converts kilometres per litre into miles per gallon. Just the job for us T4 Westfalias out there ! http://cvmarel.com/MPGConverter.htm