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GordyT6 Member T6 Pro. Hi peeps. Look I know everyone has an opinion on this. But I have my 20's on my T6, a few warned me about it screwing my gearbox, then others say no I wouldn't, we've been and done that now but to a mere fool that I am.
Can anyone answer me why VW think big wheels do the gearbox in? Surely my 22's have the same rolling radius of a set of standard wheels with bigger walled tyres. So therefore they'd be no more torque to turn the wheel?
Or am I wrong.
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Keep it simples please. T6 Legend. Definitely noticed a difference in the gearing with the 20's. Last edited: 20 Jul VIP Member. It's gotta make a difference if the rolling radius has changed.
Each turn of the engine will be moving the van further forward than it would on the stock wheels, so the gearbox loading increases in every gear. Before doing this though, I did a ton of research about wheel loading, rolling radius, tyre loading etc and with the help of an excellent local wheel and tyre dealer, found a setup that looked great, but complies with the load rating for wheels and tyres T32 so needs to pass a class 7 MOT.As a bang-up-to-date daily to accompany your vintage Dub, the Volkswagen T5 is the coolest, most practical thing you can buy.
The T5 is currently one of the coolest, most versatile vehicles available and the market is understandably mad for them at the moment. With a choice of two wheelbases, three roof heights and four weights — the maximum payload being an impressive 3. These aspects, along with the kudos of that classy and familiar VW emblem on the grille, helps explain the explosion of interest in the T5 as a lifestyle vehicle.
To help you sort the rough from the smooth, these are the main things to look out for…. Engines There was a choice of two different diesel engines in the T5, producing a total of four different power outputs; the 1. There was also a bhp 2. While the 2. The 2. When this happens, fuel moves into the head and subsequently into the sump, and if the level gets too high, it can find its way into the turbo and cause the engine to over-fuel and run on with dire consequences, bending rods and basically rendering it unmendable.
The water pump on the 2. If you find a vehicle with low coolant, this could be why. The 1. Post facelift T5. Assuming you bother looking. Running gear The 1. A semi-automatic tiptronic gearbox was also available. Driveshaft issues are a familiar T5 headache.
Power steering pumps are gear driven, with the end of the pump sitting in engine oil, so if the seal goes, engine oil can find its way into the power steering fluid causing it to overflow. Something that always causes concern among potential T5 owners is the dual mass flywheel DMF and the fear of having to replace it. It has to be said that driving style has a lot to do with DMFs wearing prematurely — dumping the clutch or erratic acceleration or gearchanges being the reason for their early demise.
Engines with wildly mapped ECUs can also push the DMF past its limits, so view with suspicion any that judder horribly while accelerating. Potential electrical woes include issues with the EGR valve, various engine sensors and coilpacks. Needless to say, when this happens diagnosing electrical problems can prove a nightmare. As for the suspension, top strut mounts and bearings seize and wear and when they do they will begin to knock. Bear in mind some really early base spec buses may not have a passenger airbag.
As for the seating itself, some buses have anchored seats which tilt forward, or can be removed entirely, while others Multivan have a more flexible sliding arrangement so you can move them back and forth on runners to suit. Choose the arrangement that you think will work best for you. Beware too buses that have been modified already — original is always best, unless you were going to modify it anyway in which case, you might save yourself some money.
How much? Due to continued high demand, T5s always fetch good money. The bottom end of this range is likely to limit you to a pre example with quite few miles on the clock. If you want a facelift T5. If that all sounds a bit depressing take heart in the fact that VW has announced a T6, so when that arrives it may have a small impact on prices.
Also take solace in the fact that T5s hold their value — so if you spend a potful of cash on a good vehicle in the first place with a good spec, you should be able to get most of it back come resale time. The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of the author and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of VW Heritage.
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Best car for legroom, seating, towing and reliability? Kia Carnival or VW Multivan? Get the latest news, reviews and advice every week.No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Volkswagen Transporter reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy. Read more.
I have a family of five and my children are tall. I want to buy a two or three-year-old SUV or bigger car to fit seven people, as we occasionally have extra people to take with us. I need a car that We are in dire straights regarding the auto transmission in our VW Transporter T5.
When the van had done aroundkm we noticed some unusual gear changes and odd behavior. I asked our VW Sometimes my VW Transporter 2. I have changed spark plugs, distributor cap and leads, and rotor, and I have used injector What is the story? Whilst travelling along the motor in our five-cylinder petrol VW Transporter will suddenly lose power and finally cutout.
After minutes it will restart and you can continue your trip, The new VW Transporter T5GP 4motion dual-cab cab-chassis we bought in cannot handle the weight we need it to carry. I am an electrical contractor and carry a varying load of equipment incl. I can't find a dipstick on my T5 VW diesel. I have been told you can't check the oil level and there is no need to ever change auto fluid. Being an ex-mechanic I don't like dirty oils.
You recently had a report about a VW T5 auto being burnt and the dealer saying the? One of the things that sold me on the turbo-diesel auto VW Transporter I bought last year was the great engine and smooth auto.How much?! The Volkswagen transmission has been documented by consumers to have a few issues that prevent the car from being a joy to ride.
The Volkswagen models that have been affected by these transmission problems and have been recalled by the manufacturer are the Jetta, Jetta Sportswagen, GTI and Eos.
Volkswagen has also had problems with its high-end paddle gearbox, the Tiptronic transmission system. The Volkswagen's Tiptronic transmission is very modern and uses cutting edge technology.
However, it has a few inherent weak points. These have been identified by the manufacturer and steps have been taken to resolve them. The problems with this transmission are hard shifts from gear 1 to 2, erratic shifting from gear 3 to gear 4 and a shudder in the torque converter. These can be rectified by following the Volkswagen service bulletin and downloading the latest software. In certain cases, an important solenoid, N89, has failed.
This causes a sudden shift from gear 4 to gear 1, when the gear gets stuck at the shift from gear 3 to gear 4. This causes a sudden deceleration, similar to when the brakes are suddenly engaged.
A faulty temperature sensor in the DSG system of models of the Jetta results in a false negative lighting of the warning lamps on the dashboard. In rare instances, this sensor results in transmission slips, causing the vehicle to shift suddenly to neutral. The affected vehicles have been recalled.
A faulty clutch component of the mechtronic unit causes sudden downshifts. Affected vehicles have been recalled by Volkswagen. Before you buy a Volkswagen, you should be aware of the above problems in the transmission and select a model that isn't affected by these troubles.
Otherwise you should wait until the problems have been completely resolved by the manufacturer. Saved Vehicles 0 Saved Searches 0. Cars Direct.John is a fervent writer, gamer, and guitar lover.
Former automatic-transmission repairer, current welder and hobbyist game developer. The 7-speed DSG automatic transmission—or DQ—is a transmission that is growing rapidly in popularity. And with that growing popularity comes a growing number of people who may fall victim to some of the faults that can occur with this transmission. Unfortunately, the faults we have seen so far can be quite pricey to repair.
The previous 6-speed direct shift gearbox DSG —the DQ—was a single chamber affair, meaning that all the components within the gearbox shared the same fluid. This had the disadvantage that contamination from any component within the transmission could impact any other component within the transmission.
The DQ made a lot of changes that brought about better efficiency and weight-savings over earlier models. But the two most significant changes were separating the hydraulic system from the rest of the transmission, and moving to a dry dual clutch assembly.
In moving the hydraulic system—the valves and solenoids and other delicate mechanical components that is the control centre of the gearbox—into its own enclosed system, the transmission has a greatly reduced chance of suffering a fault as a result of oil contamination clogging up vital components, since the only contamination that can get into that chamber would come from the components within.
Simultaneously, moving to a dry clutch assembly removed the biggest source of the aforementioned contamination from the transmission fluid altogether. It also made it so you no longer have to open up any of the transmission in order to change replace the clutch assembly.
An unavoidable aspect of any clutch system is that it will wear down over time. The new dry clutch assembly in the DSG DQ is much more akin to a regular manual transmission clutch than the previous DQ wet clutch. The control module for the transmission will attempt to adapt and compensate for clutch wear over time, however it will eventually reach a point where the clutch is simply too worn to function properly. Slipping will often manifest as the the engine revving higher than it should.
In extreme cases, it may not be possible drive at all. The way the dual clutch system works means that one clutch is responsible for odd-numbered gears, the other for even-numbered.
For this reason, having issues in all the odd or even numbered gears as opposed to specific gears is a big indicator that you have a clutch problem. It requires special tools and a certain procedure that, if done incorrectly, will damage the new clutch, and can even damage the transmission itself.