VW T5 remapping
Hi, thinking of having my 2009 T30 2.5 130 remapped and wondered if anyone here has had it done? If so, what sort of MPG return do you get ? I’ve only had it 6 weeks and had a 1.9 84bhp T5 before this one. I’m pretty happy with the performance but wouldn’t mind a bit more MPG ( and power but don’t tell the missis). It’s currently sat around the 30ish but I only do short journeys normally. It’s doing a 200 mile trip to BPW in the morning, so I’ll work out what it does on a longer journey.
What BHP do you get and where is it most noticeable?
ChrisPosted 4 years ago
My T4 mpg went up pretty well.
I reckon its because of the increased power and torque meaning you don’t tend to boot it as much to get the same results. (After the initial “novelty/grin” factor wears off anyway)
Mine went from 150 to 181 and drives so much better because if it.Posted 4 years agosharkattackMember
I have the same van as you but without a DPF and I made a tangible difference to throttle response buy fitting a really cheap EGR blanking plate from ebay. Not sure what it did to the fuel consumption but it’s cheap, takes half an hour and you can feel the benefit.
Got quoted 300 for a rolling road remap. Bhp would go up to 170-180. Don’t get hung up on bhp though, the torque curve is what you want.Posted 4 years agosharkattackMember
Yeah making sure your EGR is clean is the first job with any Tdi. It can really kill your power and economy and it’s so easy to check. Even if you don’t blank it off just make sure it’s clean and not a black, clogged up mess.
In terms of MPG I get high 20’s around town which I avoid like the plague. Get high 30’s easy on a decent journey. Managed well over 800 miles on a tank from Amsterdam to Val di Sole which is mid 40’s I think. Amazing van, best vehicle (by far the most sensible) that I’ve ever had.Posted 4 years agoandylMember
Hired a brand new (metallic poo colour) 84ps TDI last weekend. Was expecting a transit so it was nice to get a T5 as I am thinking of buying one.
It was the 5 speed box and I was desperate for a 6th gear. I found 1st gear utterly useless with no/low load. Fuel wise I did 450 miles in a day and half and took 56 litres. Not bad as I am not used to driving a van so wasnt the smoothest, did a day of lugging stuff up a steep hill to the new house 7 miles away and then did a long trip to get some furniture without taking it easy so 36.5 mpg, assuming it was actually full and not just full enough for the gauge to say it was.
How do the more powerful and 6 speed versions compare in terms of gearing legs? 1st was my biggest problem as it was utterly useless for pulling out onto a fast road.Posted 4 years agojohn_lMember
2nd recommendation for TH Performance – he’ll come to you, plug in & 2 hrs later, voila!
Took my 105 to around 138 (he thinks), tbh it could be anything but the smoothness & pull is sooo much better, much more fun to drive. MPG slightly improved if you don’t hammer it.
Consider your insurance though. Direct Line cancelled my policy when I told them about the re-map (& alloys & lowering) Adrian Flux sorted me out though.Posted 4 years agostevehSubscriber
Andyl – 1st gear in pretty much all vans is like that unfortunately. They’re designed to be used at full load with maximum tow weight and still be able to do the required hill start so empty you end up changing half a second later.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve not had a newer shape but in the pre facelift versions 6th was about 10-15% higher than 5th in the 5 speed vans with subtle changes across the range until then.moreupsthandownzMember
As per others comments, Pendle is good. 08 130 here had it re-mapped about two years ago took it up to around 180, I tend to do medium to long runs and for a full tank down to second low fuel warning I get between 540 – 580 miles per tank full. For a big lump that it is I consider that to be not too bad, I had a 1.9 85 before that and unmapped that gave me around 580 miles per tank full after EGR blanking plate put in line, never had that re-mapped though.
The EGR blanking plate also makes a noticeable difference to the performance without the re-map, which reminds me I must get in there and clean mine out which I hadnt got round to doing before I put the blanking plate in line.
MUTDzPosted 4 years agospMember
Pendle Performance and I would take the van to him. Martin will pre run the van on his dyno to check the engine is sweet then custom map. DPF delete can save you loads should it fail.
Mine was a 174 after martin had done his magic its at 204 just love motorway sliproads >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Posted 4 years ago
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