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  1. 800 Special 1.9TD exhaust dilemma

    Engine & Gearbox
    Evening all, the rear silencer of my 1999 bus finally gave up in the week, had a good run (62k / 20yrs) as it looked to be the original part. I’ve ordered a new Klarius replacement and earlier today removed the remaining piece from the centre pipe (not an original part) and while doing so...
  2. customvanz remaps

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello all Just wondering if anyone has used the services of customvanz in Chippenham? Any feedback on service? I am looking to have my T5 180 remapped, they quote 235BHP, they used to quote 245bhp but reduced it due to "DPF restrictions on some vans"...
  3. Heater run time with new leisure battery, help please.

    Electrical experts, please can you help solve a mystery and check my physics?! :) Here are the details of the setup, Van: 2006 T5 Leisure Battery: VARTA F17 12V 80Ah 740A, almost new, perhaps 3 months old Heater: Webasto Air Top 3500 ST 12V / 56W 3,0 kW Diesel, Factory installed The van...
  4. mapping ecu problem

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all I had my t4 88hp 2.5 Y plate re mapped 3 months ago by vaz works, its was noticeably better at certain rpm's (2400 in 3rd was the best) However after about 6 weeks its turned into an unpredictable, lumpy slug with a power band all over the place & poorer fuel consumption. I took it to...
  5. T5 remap

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi, I'm new on here, but just wanted to shout out about the Pendle performance re-map I just had. Had a look and found the closest agent to Chester was Andy's Volkswagen Centre in St Helens. Re-map is awesome, massive improvement! Andy is great, knows his stuff alright, and gave me a 10%...
  6. T5 2.5TDI AXD 131bhp - Stage 3 Turbo upgrade

    General T5 Chat
    We are pleased to be able to offer all VWT4forum & VWT4Facebook members our AXD Turbo upgrade at a excellent price... Brand New Garrett GT2052V (AXE 174bhp Turbo) (Please note this is genuine brand new out of box turbo, not a recon!!) Fully installed and setup Completely custom tuned £1245+VAT...
  7. Perfomance

    General T5 Technical
    Hello out there. Anyone got any advise on chipping a van. I've got a T32 174 2.5, been looking at Bluefin or express chips to take it up to 205BHP Whats the best Chip in town :*? and don't say "the Valley Grill" HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL YOU DUBNUTS!
  8. Help please! Smoke and lots of it plus misfiring.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I've recently acquired my 98 1.9td T4. It has mostly been running fine. Apart from in the last month it has had just a little spluttering on start up. I didn't really think anything of it. I had tried running a bit of veggie oil too but not much as I wasn't sure about what I was doing. I...
  9. ACV fuel pump timing

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all Some time since I posted a thread here, and I must ask for help. My vans engine has been extensively modified and is nearly finished. It now has a gas flowed head & manifolds, fast road cam, bigger forged valves. Also from previously, it had a hybridised K14 turbo, custom intake &...
  10. I know this sounds silly but...

    General T4 Chat
    ... has anyone trackdayed their T4 van? If so what pads did you fit? Any cooling mods required for the engine? What wheel/tyre/suspension combo did you have? Or will it just self destruct on track?
  11. Mobile Engine ReMapping in Dorset & Hampshire

    Parts, Tuning & Styling
    Hi guys, I am a local chap, who has been in the car trade for around 20 years now... I have always had a passion for VW, having owned a couple of show cars in previous years... a '61 Beetle and a MK1 Golf GTI Campaign... and having spent a lot of time at VW shows over the years both in the UK...
  12. hello at long last i have bought my first t5 !

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hello to everyone, I have just bought my first transporter i have wanted one for years and finally got one T: If any of you guys could give me a few pointers on a few subtle changes i want to make it would be much appreciated, I think I know what i want but not sure where to get them or how...
  13. My dad dissed my t4!

    General T4 Chat
    Was just driving along with my Dad today (not in the van) and he said that my beloved T4 (just got it 3 weeks ago) is not worth spending money on. He said it's "Not a good vehicle" Obviously I disagreed, it's an N reg but has only 96,000 miles on the clock and a tiny bit of rust which I'm going...
  14. 2.4D Auto - Can I improve acceleration?

    Engine & Gearbox
    I have a 94 L 2.4D Auto. It runs really well and cruises nicely at 70mph on the motorway. Only problem is getting it there. I've not timed it but 0-60 seems like about 20mins, and as for overtaking that's almost impossible if the winds against me LOL: I'm no mechanic but I know a man that...