- T5 SE 140
Returned from a 2 month holiday in Australia to find the main battery on our 2010 SE140 flat even though our son had been charging the van via the cable. It wasn't fully charged prior to going on holiday as I prefer to use our car for short trips rather than the van. I am unsure whether using the van for short journeys causes the EGR valve clogging issue. Contacted VW at Bilston Edinburgh and was told the battery should last 10 years he was surprised it should be needing replaced. He was saying it is ok to use the van even for short journeys but advise me to alternate between supermarket fuel and fuel from BP, Shell etc.to prevent the EGR clogging issue. Seemingly supermarket fuel does not have a cleaning agent added to their fuel. His advice use the van and enjoy it.