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  1. Remap 2.5 4motion for fuel economy?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi there there's been much written here about remaps, but the focus seemed to be on more power and torque. I'm rather interested in a remap that aims at better fuel economy, whatever happens to the BHP. It's for a 2005 T30 2.5 TDi 4motion 130 with about 175k miles, well maintained. It's...
  2. Which engine and remap

    Engine & Gearbox
    This could well stir up a hornets nest. I’m just finishing my first T5 conversion, which is all timber based which I have done as a sort of therapy following a mild stroke. I’m already looking at getting a newer van for a proper conversion. So with the choice of so many engines and remaps I’d...
  3. Most economical wheel and tyre combo for optimum mpg?!

    Wheels & Tyres
    I'm having a dilema, I really want to keep my van but the mpg is killing my bank. I recently put some cheap tyres on my my 255/50/18 wheels and saw my mpg fall from 34 to 25 but on long runs. I'd really like some new wheels maybe bigger and their are plenty for sale with decent tyres that cost...
  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. Intermittent smoke from engine and other questions

    Engine & Gearbox
    Thanks for any/all responses in advance. I've had my Caravelle 180PS BiTurbo TDI for just under a year now and on and off I'll be able to see smoke coming out from the bottom of the windscreen when at a standstill (at lights etc.) I think this only happens when the engine is up to...
  6. Milltek exhausts and emissions / MOTs and MPG

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, My 2004 exhaust is looking a bit past its sell by date, as in mild steel OEM and the back box is all split open and looks rough to say the least. Howver, its still passing MOTs and has non advisories or emission issues.... Looking ahead and contingency wise, I was looking at fitting a steel...
  7. My Conversion and Van Love

    T5 Conversions
    Spending Money Ok.... So as the rest on here have done i plan on converting my T5 SWB 2.5 174BHP Auto box van ) I bought this van 3 weeks ago, with the intention of making a mobile office (i'm a Mobile "network and Wireless Analyst") So let me run through the initial problems i have...
  8. My MPG Road Test

    General T5 Chat
    It seems like something that often crops up on the forum - so i thought i would post some real world results based on my recent experience. I had to pick up a kitchen for my sisters house that involved mainly motorway, non traffic-jam driving. Cruise control was set for in between 55-61mph [i...
  9. "Freaky MPG Thursday" 48.4 MPG, 60m. Anyone else?

    General T5 Chat
    So yes, anyone else have a "so good, you don't believe it", MPG figure for today? 48.4MPG over 60 miles. 2.5 AXE 174 AUTO. Fully loaded Caravelle (I ticked every option box - so it's not a lightweight). Was it the atmospherics? temperature? It wasn't the wind, as I did 45.5MPG on the return...
  10. DPF Removal - Fuel Economy Before & After?

    Engine & Gearbox
    I currently do about 70litres of diesel a week over 400ish miles with about half that around town. It regens about twice a week and annoys the hell outta me. Have been considering a DPF removal but would like to know, realistically, how much better is the MPG after the delete? Mine's the 2.5...
  11. vw t4 1991, 1.9d... power steering??

    Steering & Suspension
    Hi, im looking into (desperately wanting!!) a vw t4.. I've found the perfect blank canvas but was wondering if power steering can be installed into it?? if so at what cost? :* any other info anyone can give me on this van would be great! mpg, other running costs, upgrades etc etc :) cheers...
  12. T4 re-map. Truth about MPG, BHP and BS!

    Electrical
    So I had heard of engine re-mapping and got curious. I really wanted to talk to someone who's had it done to find out the truth about MPG, power gains and any downers. I didn't find anyone. So off to the trusty forums I went. A bit of research and found that WagonWorx had a good reputation, so...
  13. 2011 T5 Fuel Gauge.

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi all, I'm a complete Newbie and have a rather silly question, I have a 2011 T5 that I lease however, no owners pack... I'm wondering if anyone can shed some light regarding the fuel reserve light. It has the new digital gauge and although the fuel pump indicator illuminates when it goes down...
  14. Off to see a Van

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    I have joined this forum after talking to the local garage. I'm off to see a T4 tomorrow and i'm looking for a bit of a check list of what to be looking for. The biggest thing is the seat in the back as I have two kids and they need to belt up! If anyone can let me know the best R&R bed with...
  15. Record Your MPG on a spreadsheet that anyone can log......

    General T5 Chat
    Hi all, I have put together a spreadsheet that I would like people to add to. It will help on the question that everyone asks. I hope it helps everyone... http://www.greenelement.co.uk/miles-per-gallon-for-the-vw-transporter/ I work as an environmental consultant and am very curious to get...
  16. 1.9 102ps

    General T5 Chat
    Hi, i have been looking at a 1.9 102 ps panel. im after an economical van and was wundering if this would be one of them? you here of the ones that do 45-50 mpg is it true!! would chipping or remaping help(virgin to t5's.....can you tell!!) or would i be better soing for a bigger engine? many...
  17. MPG Question

    General T5 Chat
    Hi, I'm thinking of buying a VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER 2.5 TDI 130 PS SWB Diesel. I'm all up for a faster model, but my wife is more concerned about the fuel costs etc.. What is the average MPG on a van like this? The van i've found is perfect and ticks all the boxes apart from its a 2.5 when we...
  18. MPG display

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi to all. Newbie with a T5 Caravelle 2003. Love it to bits, but I can't understand why the MPG display is going bonkers. It flips from showing 100 + down to zero and never settles. I am assuming either th ecomputer is screwy or there is a sensor somewhere that needs replacing. I have ordered...
  19. need MPG which engine ?

    General T4 Chat
    Hi i am new to the T4 Forum and i am looking for a SWB T4 to convert into a Camper/Day van. One thing i need to know before i go looking at them is what engine is best for the biggest MPG ? 80-90% of my journeys are spent on the motorway and i'm happy to plod along a 65mph. I am coming from a...
  20. 2.4 non turbo 33 MPG with SVO

    General Van Chat
    just done a 580 mile trip on SVO managed 33mpg cruising at 70 on the motorway from Plymouth to Manchester and back. Quite pleased with that prob get 600+ driving like miss daisy if I went 55mph all the way.
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