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Ripley55
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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Ripley55 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:01 am

Hi @Mark1a
If you look back, I actually went for the Life after reading your thread back in December, and collected mine on 10th Jan this year :D :D

So, I took my Life in last Month ( 27th January) to VW Van Centre to have the App Connect activated, and I remember the guy saying it was also 'due an update' :roll:
I actually didn't register it at the time, but over in another thread you'll see, I've asked the question about MPG, as I put 45 litres in (9.89 gallons), Sunday, and only got just a tad over 300 miles ? and back where I started gauge wise, If that's right, I'm only doing just over 31 mpg

Surely something is not right ? as 31 miles to the gallon is sh*te ? I’m a 2018 2.0 150, DSG my and our R Line Golf can get 27/28 on a run taking it easy. I don't remember it using this much diesel when I drove it home, and to be honest, apart from the trip to the Van Centre, haven't driven it for 3 weeks, so hadn't noticed until this weekend. Is it possible their 'update' is the cause ?
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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:31 pm

@Ripley55, hello yes I remember - hope you're happy with it otherwise.

The fuel consumption is definitely not right. Assuming we have exactly the same tank (50-55 litres to fill, around £60 currently), I'm getting between 550 - 600 miles to a tank, on a 60 mile round trip commute which is 90% A35 at 50-70mph. I don't have a heavy right foot, and the remap last year has meant that it cruises better. This equates to around 50-55mpg which ties in with the indicated average on the trip computer. This obviously goes down to 40-45mpg worst case when in town. Mine is a manual rather than DSG, although I would expect a modern auto to be more economical than a manual.

All I can suggest is the usual stuff like check air filter, check tyre pressures, etc and maybe look on the forum for fuel comparison threads. Good luck with it, you should be getting at least 45mpg on yours in my opinion, dependng on where you live and your journey types.
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Brescia Clubsport 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Vanstyle side bars | Wind deflectors
Remap 190bhp | H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter
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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Ripley55 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:41 pm

Thanks mate
I'm going to get an independent Tuning house up here in Suffolk to have a look for me. Going to France on holiday in her in August, and expecting to do probably 800/900 miles round trip :D :D first leg is 450 miles, and was hoping to get there on a full tank :lol: :lol:
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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by chrisd317 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:52 am

quality job on the van mate, could i be cheeky and ask for a pic of the front of the rear 2+1 life seats please? I've been looking for the trim that joins the carpet up to the rear footwell carpet if that makes sense? also would it eb possible to get any part number off the trims for where the seats clip in, as in the little plastic bits on the floor please mate? Been trying to tidy mine up for ages as it's fitted with no trim in mine so looks a bit messy

Thanks for any help mate

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:50 am

@chrisd317 hello, give us a day or two on this, it's p*ssing down outside, I'll wait until it stops if that's OK.
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Brescia Clubsport 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Vanstyle side bars | Wind deflectors
Remap 190bhp | H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter
Android HU | 4G WiFi | Wireless phone charge
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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:15 pm

@chrisd317

Here's a picture of one of the footwells, there doesn't appear to be any trim joining the carpet up, it seems to be one piece on the Life (maybe different for Kombi though). As far as the part numbers for the seat clip trims, you're probably better off either asking in the main forum group, as somebody will either (a) have already done a rear seat conversion or (b) have access to ETKA software catalogue.

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Brescia Clubsport 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Vanstyle side bars | Wind deflectors
Remap 190bhp | H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter
Android HU | 4G WiFi | Wireless phone charge
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by chrisd317 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:37 pm

Thanks for the pics mate, explains what I need for the trim now, I just didn’t know how the rear footwell carpet connected it all but looks like it’s all one bit

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Papa Bear » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:15 pm

Have you got round to installing a roof mounted screen yet?
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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by mark1a » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:37 pm

Nope, not yet, I think the roof lining retrim and the leisure battery may have to come first, will document on here as soon as progress is made.
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2017 Blackberry Maxi Life 190TDI 6MT OEM+
Brescia Clubsport 18” | OE Xenons | Limo tints | Vanstyle side bars | Wind deflectors
Remap 190bhp | H&R / Darkside lowering | TRC front splitter
Android HU | 4G WiFi | Wireless phone charge
Build thread here http://caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=34095

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Re: Blackberry Life

Post by Papa Bear » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:52 pm

Looking at doing it as well. Thinking about taking the headlining down to dye it and fix a mounting at the same time.
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