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Hi Everybody
I am new to this forum and this is my first post on here.
I am looking to buy a T4 short wheel base to make a camper. But which engine?
The 2.5 would obviously be more powerful but is it a better engine than the 1.9.
I need the most rugged engine as the van will spend a bit of time in Africa and I want something that is up to the job.
It will also be my everyday transport in the UK so fuel consumption is a consideration.
I have always used a Discovery before but they aint good to sleep in.
Any advice would be gratefully received
Cheers
Richard
 

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If you are going to Africa with it i would recommend the 1.9TD as its rugged and any old mechanic can fix it if it goes wrong. I doubt you average African mechanic would have a Vagcom or a laptop (might be wrong of course)

The 1.9td is economical and powerful enough especially when tweaked.
 

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2.5 great for power but more expensive if goes wrong. 1.9 slower ,less power but easier to work on.

good luck with your travels. morroccans are used to travelling vw from the surfing scene. they seem to be able to fix most things!!
 
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