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Ok it has likely been asked before but apologies I can't find the answer. As I am looking for a t5 to upgrade from my t4, I am thinking of fuel consumption. Not interested in the 84bhp model, but 102bhp and 130bhp 1.9/2.5tdi. Anyone any idea's and which one should I buy. Bear in mind I live in Cornwall where there are no motorways or massive roads that I will use daily.:) Would a 2.5tdi 130bhp be a bit OTT or would it be more prudent to get a 102bhp 1.9 and remap it to around 130? Does LWB make much difference to fuel consumption? I currently have a 2.5tdi 102bhp T4 but I don't even know the fuel consumption on that :confused: Thanks in advance.
 

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I have a T5 1.9 (T26 85bhp) ..it's not that slow and copes with everything I've thrown at it; I get just under 40/gal if I'm reasonably careful.
 

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Just thought id add that I was getting around 425-450 a tank light to light using it for work loaded and with mixed driving (2.5). wheels/tyres 18" sportlines with 235/50's.
Had to go back to 16 " steelies with 205/65's (long story) and it gone up to 500 plus, light to light.......
 

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T:57 reg 75k on the clock 620 on a full tank put my 10j 19s on down to 550 a tank unplug the egr 680 to a tank thats driving like a learnerT:
 

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T:57 reg 75k on the clock 620 on a full tank put my 10j 19s on down to 550 a tank unplug the egr 680 to a tank thats driving like a learnerT:
Thats good goingT: I have to lug loads of wait around and have roof and pipe racks. roof bars def make a differance to the drag etc.:(
 

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I had a 174 and driven carefully I could get 650 miles out of a tank, that';s driving into London 50% Motorway 50% urban. Now own a 180 and can't get more than 550 miles out of a tank. Would Highly recommend the 174.
 

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It's also a good idea to refill with only 1/2 tank so your not using fuel by carrying too much fuel for the journey, or is this too extreme!
 

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It's also a good idea to refill with only 1/2 tank so your not using fuel by carrying too much fuel for the journey, or is this too extreme!
above all makes sense to me ,why fill it up if you dont need to. filled my up this time to see m.p.g 57 102 1900 disel t32 lwb 450 till light came on so about 100 left in try searching this thread for more info(1900 tdi)T:
 

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above all makes sense to me ,why fill it up if you dont need to. filled my up this time to see m.p.g 57 102 1900 disel t32 lwb 450 till light came on so about 100 left in try searching this thread for more info(1900 tdi)T:
sorry thread is M.p.g 1900 tdiI:I:I:I:I:
 

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Hi,
174 auto here, average per tank 640 km (400miles) Loaded with approx half ton tools and equipment, roof rails and 18x245 tyres.Might
get better mpg, but this van just begs to be driven hard. Mix of motorway & city driving.
 

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hey, live in cornwall and drive a 2.5 130 combi with all seats in, tools in the back and running 20's with 275/50s and get no higher than the early 30s, good or not mmmmmm :*
 

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Reviving an old thread but- topped up my 2.5 130 yesterday.
Drove 450 miles to Scotland.
Indicator showing almost half a tank used. Averaging 150 per quarter tank.
Is this normal?
If it continues that's 1000 miles!

Egr blanked. Reasonable load. Sat on 70 ish in 6th.
(Except when the wife 'lead foot' was driving...
 

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Reviving an old thread but- topped up my 2.5 130 yesterday.
Drove 450 miles to Scotland.
Indicator showing almost half a tank used. Averaging 150 per quarter tank.
Is this normal?
If it continues that's 1000 miles!

Egr blanked. Reasonable load. Sat on 70 ish in 6th.
(Except when the wife 'lead foot' was driving...
The fuel gauges move very slowly between full & 3/4, then as they drop they go quicker - you will not get the "same mpg" from 1/2 to empty.
 
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