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  1. Loss of throttle/ sporadic limp mode

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hello Everyone, I'm new to the forum, so thanks in advance for any time spent looking or replying to this. I have a 2001 2.5tdi 88bhp T4. Usually the van is kept in my barn but twice recently I've left it out overnight and both times it's rained heavily. The first time the throttle was...
  2. T4 ACV loss of power/limp mode after standing on gas pedal

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi there, I have had a problem with my since experiencing a turbo failure some time ago (that happened in the country of Georgia). Since then the car had been driving exactly the same as when I had a faulty MAF sensor so I replaced that with a genuine new one and now the van starts fine and...
  3. Limp Mode after EGR Clean - T5 2008 1.9 (84bhp)

    Engine & Gearbox
    I did an EGR clean yesterday - first time I've done it and it needed it (though I've seen a lot worse..). After replacing it, it's not revving above 3,000 revs. I can only assume either the EGR is completely shot or I've, inadvertently, dislodged a connector or something? I've not got any...
  4. Does a removed remap show on the diagnostics history?

    General T5 Technical
    Quick back story: I bought a T5 approx 6 weeks ago which goes into limp mode when in 5th gear going up a hill. Luckily this is covered by warranty but the van has been back and forth to the dealer whilst they try progressively more expensive solutions! When I bought the van it had been...
  5. Limp mode VW T5 Multivan 2.5 TDI

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi everyone! I've read every single "limp-mode" thread so far and I couldn't find a solution. My dad has a 2008 T5 Multivan (177hp) with an original but rebuilt turbo fitted. Our problem is that the car goes in limp-mode when you go over 3000 rpm over 4 times. Coil light pops up and you have...
  6. Driving with blocked DPF

    New T5 Members Forum
    I could do with some advice on the following please:- (two questions at the bottom if you don't have time to read all the history) I'm on holiday in Austria with my 2.5 TDI - Auto T5 and, after a 1,000 mile drive from the UK, as I arrived here the DPF light came on, Glow-plug light came on...
  7. ERG delete - Limp mode & Remap questions

    Engine & Gearbox
    So the short story is my van keeps going into limp mode when under load uphill etc. I have changed the intercooler, done and egr delete, added a hard pipe kit, and Mr Muscled the turbo and replaced the N75....all to no avail... Limp mode still happening... My van was mapped before removing the...
  8. Limp Mode Forever

    Engine & Gearbox
    I HAVE A VW 2004 T5 MULTIVAN, DIESEL, 2.5, 170PS With the Limp Turbo problem. Between me and the VW Repair shops in the entire state, we have replaced the entire vacuum system, turbo (refurbished), intercooler, air filter and an oil change :) but the limp mode problem still exists. Originally...
  9. EMU alarms, need help in Mid Wales

    General T5 Technical
    Hi all from Mid Walesl, Got a T5, 2.0 TDI conversion, 2012, 24k miles. Looking forward to the warm weather and getting away at last, then: EMU alarm permanently up, glowplug lamp starts flashing after a few miles, then into limp home mode. AA man ran a diagnostic which displayed something...
  10. Limp mode!!----AGAIN

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi folks, I have a 2005 T5 Shuttle(high mileage). Since I've had it, it's had the dreaded limp mode issue. It's been to three VW specialists so far and none of us can find why it's doing it. So far, in 8 months, it's had: Coolant temp sensor New injector & others cleaned Service Boost pressure...
  11. Good place for servicing in midlands near Corby?

    General T5 Chat
    Hi there, I've just bought a T5 which is due for a service and has an engine issue (cuts into limp home mode if on a wide open throttle past about 3000 revs, resets when key turned off and on again). Any recommendations of somewhere close that has a clue re diagnostics and will service the van...
  12. Limp mode very time under load

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Guys Problem with a friends van, its a 2.5tdi on Irish plates had it about a year and tried all sorts to stop it dropping into limp mode. I have just taken it for a drive and can get it to do it every time under load/full throttle. There seems to be a number of things at play. For starters...
  13. Engine noise under load T5 2.5 AXD

    Engine & Gearbox
    Pulling uphill under acceleration, there is a 'pinking' type of noise, from the engine compartment. I guess there is a choice of sources. Very low mileage on this 2.5 2005, usual limp mode ills that I live with (reset on key en route). Removed turbo rubber hose to intercooler...found some engine...
  14. Happy New Year, new member T5 2.5

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hello everyone. I'm fairly recent member, been reading up, here, about my T5 2.5 2005 LWB Panel I am investing in a workshop inspection pit, VCDS gear etc to be able to maintain this van. Thankyou for all the information, I am really glad I found this forum. As I get into the usual repair stuff...
  15. Going Limp

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All Loving the forum. Who needs a haynes manual when we have a resource like this. For those who haven't heard my limp mode woes I'll start at the beginning Van is a 2007 T5 4motion 2.5 BNZ Engine 140PS Problem started about 6 months ago. Intermittently going into limp mode, about every...
  16. Good Mechanic/ Diagnostics Near Radstock Bath

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi I have a 2007 2.5TDI T5 4motion Been having overboost/turbo probs which I've posted about previously. I don't have the time or skill to diagnose the problem myself so have left it in the hands of a local specialist. He has changed the n75 valve and the turbo but the van still goes into limp...
  17. T5 Turbo Problems Limp Mode

    Engine & Gearbox
    I know lots has been said on here about T5s and turbos, sticking vains etc but I could do with some opinions. I've got a 4motion 2007 2.5 T5. It started going into limp mode every couple of hundred miles, usually near the start of a journey when going up a hill. Turning ignition on and off...
  18. Cleaning MAF sensor

    Engine & Gearbox
    :confused: Hopefully someone can help, dont know if this should be here or in the Electrical section. How does the MAF sensor work (a very basic description will do) I would like to understand how it works so I can decide if I can use a sonic bath I have access to. The MAF isnt oily but it has...
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