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  1. General Van Chat
    Can anyone offer advice please ? What would be your choice 1.9 or 2.5 turbo diesel version? Looking at getting the 2.5 version but partner heard rumours not as good ?? Can anyone say why or is this a just rubbish
  2. Engine & Gearbox
    Help! Just had a recon turbo fitted on my 2.5 t5 04 plate lasted 37 miles and bang! Horrible burning smell noisy lumpy tick over thick cloud of smoke oil in intercooler pipe any advice would be more than welcome losing faith fast!
  3. General T5 Chat
    Hi all, looking for a multivan I noticed that second hand costs for a T4 or T5 aren't so different. I have a T4 2.5 TDI 102hp and I never drove a T5. Asking here and there I grabbed the following info: - T5 are more reliable after 2008 (2.0cc engine) - T5 maintenance costs are higher that T4...
  4. Engine & Gearbox
    DTE Systems has a Tuning Box available for the T5 2.0 102PS which raises power to 130PS and 300Nm (up from 250Nm). http://www.chiptuning.com/car-config-view-product-en0.html?manufacturer=Volkswagen&model=T5%20%287H%29%20%282009-...%29&motor=2.0%20TDI%20102%20PS%20%28CR%29&no_cache=1 The plug...
  5. General T5 Chat
    Morning all, I'm replacing my old t4 800 special with a LWB t4 or t5. Plan is to get it ready for a 6-mth trip down to North Africa and back again so reliability is important. Have spotted a T32 2.5 high roof with 73,000 miles but limited service history. After looking at reliability reports...
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