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  1. DSG box loses gears and engine management light stays on

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Folks, My 2015 T5 Caravelle 2.0 180 (56K on clock) with a DSG box game out of gear today. I was only going slowly around a roundabout when it happened, but I managed to engage some gears again by moving the gears into tiptronic/manual mode, they then all worked fine again after a minute but...
  2. Splines going in DSG Gearbox !!! ( HOW MUCH to FIX )

    Engine & Gearbox
    All, Just been given some shocking news.... I have a 2013 Caravelle with 85,000 miles on the clock with mainly Motorway miles, I have / had a slight clunk when going into first or reverse, so I thought I would give it some love and take it to the VW garage rather than my trusted local...
  3. T5.1 DSG problem

    Engine & Gearbox
    Evening All, My well loved T5.1 is out of commission which would be a bad thing on a normal day as a daily driver but made worse by the fact the she is also my work horse van kitted out in the rear with tools of my trade. Im after some advice on DSG fault diagnosis and possible repair shops...
  4. Hello and loving my T5.1 Caravelle!

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi all, I'm new to the T5 world but a long-term devotee of VWs (plus the occasional Audi, porsche, and 2 disastrously unreliable Discoveries). Together with Mrs Caravelly we've been through 40+ cars in the last 20 years but I think we may finally have found a keeper! I'd been hankering after...
  5. 2011 T5.1 Full camper 140 DSG

    Vans For Sale
    Hi all Need to sell our full blown Campervan to release funds for house project. Will probably be looking to replace with a Shuttle or Caravelle as a family wagon/day van so will consider px. Price is £28,000 Spec of the van is as follows: 2011 VW Transporter Campervan T5.1 2.0 tdi DSG auto...
  6. T5 2010 2.0 TDI DSG-7 engine removal

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello Folks, I'm about to remove the engine and gearbox from my 2010 T5 Multivan as i need to change the output shaft in the DGS gearbox. Is there anyone here who has done such a job and that can provide useful tips and tricks? When the engine is on the ground i will change timing belt as...
  7. Bitdi Engine Swap Qyery.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I have a question regarding an Engine Swap. Is it possible to remove a Bitdi engine from a T5 with DSG gearbox and replace with a Bitdi engine from a T5 with a manual gearbox? If so, can any of you tell me the problems I might encounter please. My Bitdi has high oil consumption ( 2 L/1Kmiles...
  8. T5 LWB 140BHP Highline DSG 14,000 miles £34,950 VW64BUS

    Vans For Sale
    Excellent condition, low mileage full VW service history. We bought the van brand new and had it converted to our specification by Complete Camper Conversions with no expense spared. The van has air conditioning, rear parking sensors and a removalable tow bar. We had LED running lights, chrome...
  9. For Sale: 2011 Transporter t5.1 DSG 140bhp

    Vans For Sale
    I need to sell my much loved van to fund a house purchase. I spent months looking for the right one to suit my needs and will be sad to see it go… It’s a 2011 short wheel base T5.1 with the 2.0 tdi producing 140 bhp. It is automatic (DSG) The engine pulls very well and the gearbox, which was...
  10. DSG - Corroded Mechatronic cover and leaking oil

    Engine & Gearbox
    I've got a 2011 2.0 140 on circa 114k and have noticed the Mechatronic cover is corroded.. I've searched the internet and there isn't much reported on this - only a couple here and here. My van is now in the garage, the cost isn't much more than an oil&filter change - but would have been very...
  11. T5.1 Haldex and Rear diff - What Oil DSG gearbox

    Engine & Gearbox
    Looking for change the oil in the haldex and rear diff on my 5.1 What oil do i need? G05-517-5A2 - says it's for 4Motion with 6 speed box, mine is a 7 speed DSG, not sure if that will be different? Cheers Stu
  12. Remapped 180 dsg. Strange noise on upshift!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Just had my new to me 2013 180DSG 4motion (50k well looked after) remapped and very happy with the results. Low rev torque is way up and hills are now my friends. Only now on full throttle when the box changes up there is a very noticeable and worrying eeek noise every time the next gear up is...
  13. DSG symbols on the wrong side?

    General T5 Chat
    Is it me, or are the symbols on the DSG shifter lever on the wrong side for us RHD drivers? Anyone found a mod?
  14. T5 LWB 140bhp DSG Vanworx Custom Conversion 2011

    Vans For Sale
    Since moving to Dorchester, I hardly use my van any more, so it's up now for sale. I mainly drive just to Portland to rock climb – just 7 miles! As for the price, see below, after the picture below. Also have a look at my photo album (click on my name and "View Public Profile) which has many...
  15. DSG 7 Speed Vibration / Shuddering 180Bitdi 4 Motion

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello all, I seem to be the Lucky one! with my T5 it now has 65000KM (40389Miles) next service due @80000 KM 49709, I am on Long life service and warranty will end @ 100.000KM. :* Recently I have noticed a new problem if I accelerate with about 3/4 Throttle (a bit sporty but nothing extreme) I...
  16. Oil Pump Failure 180 T5.1 DSG 4Motion

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Again The update on the Van isn't great, its been over a month now since it went bang. The big end bearings failed and it appears its due to lack of oil pressure. There has been a lot written about the Hex Balance shaft failing and causing this issue. Warranty Direct are doing...
  17. 2005 VW Golf GTI 2.0 Turbo FSI (200PS) DSG, Leather - £5,500

    VAG Vehicle Sales
    2005 VW Golf GTI 2.0 Turbo FSI (200 PS) - 5 Door, DSG Gearbox, Leather and more...!! £5,500 I have decided to sell my Golf in order to part fund my next T5 so thought I would offer it to forum members first before it goes on eBay. It's in stunning, original condition (see pics below) with a...
  18. DSG 4motion MPG's....

    General T5 Chat
    Could anyone offer me some indication of real world MPG's for DSG 4motion engines? motorway and town.... Cheers..
  19. Which Gearbox

    New T5 Members Forum
    Looking for an automatic T5 camper and have a choice of the old torque converter auto or the new DSG auto box. The man who has serviced my T4 for years says not to touch the DSG with a bargepole, but cannot be specific as to why other than to relate the tale of problems pulling away from rest at...
  20. I dont bloody believe this !!!

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    my adapted 2010 Caravelle(I drive from a wheelchair) is in a VW van center,it went in after a break down,the engine went into limp mode and the gearbox would only select 1st,rev like hell then into 3rd. I got to the van center,they put the laptot tester on it(this was wed 11th Sep) I was told...