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    Default From platkar to BT50 2.5D

    So I made the "leap" from a BMW 320d (chipped) platkar to a 2008 BT50 DC 2.5dt.
    What a difference! The BT50 is everything the BMW is not, and vice versa. My BMW was low to the ground, quick, and extremely light on fuel.
    A big change and I am already missing my BM.

    On the other hand, I like my BT50 and look forward to many miles of bakkie travel.
    Will take time to get used to the less power of the BT50 but the space and usefulness is a big plus. Now I can take on any gravel rd and drive on our wonderfully maintained provincial roads as well.

    A question I have is, what can I do to maybe get a little bit more power out the BT50 without spending too much and worsening fuel consumption.

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    Those 2.5TDs are very solid and reliable, I would not really mess with any chipping. DVR on the forum has lots of experience with these engines - give him a shout.
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    Yes-give DVR a shout! Also-go read my "2.5 upgrade" thread...you will be surprised @ the power!

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    Decided not to mess with the engine for now. Just need to get used to it that it's not my BMW 320D.

    I noticed this weekend on filling up for the first time that the fuel gauge does not seem to be calibrated. During fill up I tracked the gauge as the attendant was filling up. When the gauge reached the full mark, it still took another R200+ of diesel before the pump kicked out and the tank was full.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Not that it is an issue, just wondered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins77 View Post
    Decided not to mess with the engine for now. Just need to get used to it that it's not my BMW 320D.

    I noticed this weekend on filling up for the first time that the fuel gauge does not seem to be calibrated. During fill up I tracked the gauge as the attendant was filling up. When the gauge reached the full mark, it still took another R200+ of diesel before the pump kicked out and the tank was full.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Not that it is an issue, just wondered.
    That is pretty much the case with most fuel gauges of that type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins77 View Post
    Now I can take on any gravel rd and drive on our wonderfully maintained provincial roads as well.
    After going from my Jetta to the Isuzu I took every single gravel road I could find on our first holiday. We've seen some really nice places!

    Quote Originally Posted by An3s View Post
    That is pretty much the case with most fuel gauges of that type.
    Jip. Same on my Isuzu as well. Also, depending on how I drive I get 180-220km before it acually shows the tank is full.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avk View Post
    Also, depending on how I drive I get 180-220km before it acually shows the tank is full.
    Your tank actually fills up when you drive.........

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