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  1. Driving along and pop!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello, wondering if anyone can help, I was driving along and heard a pop. Engine now won’t turn over and I was towed away. Can’t see oil just water and coolant. Pouring out. No hoses are dislodged, all I have is a video which I will try and attach.
  2. Volkswagen 1.9td engine conversion

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I was looking for some info on engine conversions. I had the unfortunate situation of my fan belt slipping off on the m6 and caused internal damage meaning I now need a new cylinder head. anyway, I was looking at the possibility of a new engine, something more powerful. currently I have...
  3. 1.9TD Side Windows

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Thought I'd change my bulky looking sliding windows, and managed to pick up some second-hand Caravelle fixed windows....... To get them ready for fitting, I had to clean off the old adhesive with a scalpel.................. Once I'd done that it was time to feed on the external...
  4. 1.9TD Alternator Clutch

    Does anyone know if a clutch can be retro-fitted to an ABL Alternator, or if not, is there any other spec. of clutched Alternator that can be fitted to an ABL 1.9TD?
  5. 1.9TD Air Intake Grill

    Customising / Modding
    Here are some pics of my DIY air intake grill made in aluminium mesh sheet, available from most hardware stores; stuck on with Gorilla gaffa tape from inside.
  6. 1.9TD Centre Console

    Customising / Modding
    Just thought I'd share some pics of my DIY centre console: The finished article Hot water bending the ply for handbrake clearance Measuring up for fit Assembling with glue and screws Fitted and glued with stretchy carpet
  7. Can anyone name this engine part?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys, This little nipple thing is broken on my van and I think air is escaping, causing a slightly annoying hissing sound on acceleration (it seems to lessen when I push the nipple back on). Does anyone know what it's called, or even better, have a link to where I can buy a replacement? Or...
  8. 1.9TD 800 Special; Vogtland 60's or 40's

    Steering & Suspension
    I'm looking to replace my springs with either Vogtland 40's with thin poly shims, or Vogtland 60's; I can't decide between the two, but I do like the low look. My current springs are Jamex and they keep bottoming out when I carry any weight (eg. 18 paving slabs); most of the time the van's empty...
  9. 1.9td Clicking Noise at low speed

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys, I'm after a little advice. My 2001 1.9 TD ABL makes a clicking noise as I engage the accelerator and begin to ease off the clutch. I generally hear it at low speed or when stationary so it's when I'm in 1st or 2nd gear. It may well happen in higher gears but I don't hear it over...
  10. Engine Conversion Specialists: Recommendations?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I have a VW T4 1.9TD 1999 model, and the head gasket went on it a couple of months ago. So I figure the engine needs replacing, but I don't have ANY hands on experience with engines, so would need someone else to do it. Does anyone have any recommendations for places that do engine swaps...
  11. Fuel Pump timing

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi there, My 1.9td T4 has been running rough for a while now so I decided to have the timing belt changed. All went well until the problem started coming back, So I removed the injectors and sent them away for testing and the guy at the testing place told me they were full of water and he hadnt...
  12. 1998 1.9td T4 224k miles camper conversion

    What's it worth?
    Guidance on price would be much appreciated. 1998 1.9td T4 224k miles camper conversion Reconditioned engine (claimed to be done 10k miles ago) Immaculate newish conversion Drives very well (pulls better than 2.5tdi's i've driven) Little evidence of rust or any other major negatives Generally...
  13. newbie startup and drive problems need advise what to do!

    Engine & Gearbox
    new to the t5 world after owning a 08 1.9tdi caddy i thought it was time for a bigger van being self employed and a new business i spent 3 years saving up for a transporter buying it i wish i had kept my caddy i dont know if its a bad one or common problems anyway ..... 57 reg 1.9tdi 46,000...
  14. The slow conversion of "Grotbags"

    T4 Conversions
    SORRY EVERYONE - SOME OF THE PICTURES IN THIS THREAD ARE MISSING, I'M VERY ANNOYED THAT I DIDN'T BACK UP AND TRUSTED AN ONLINE SERVICE. I have tried to reinstate where possible. ************************************************************* I thought I'd start a thread on the progress of...
  15. T4 1.9TD (ABL engine) Fuel Pump Cost?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Alright Boys and Girls First post for me. Been a proud owner of a T4 Panel Van which i'm converting. Recently done cam belt and water pump change and been in the garage today to see a possible fuel or oil leak. They have phoned up to say it needs a whole fuel pump replacement and have quoted...
  16. 1.9TD Engine Failure - Advice Please

    General T4 Chat
    Hello guys, Looking for some advice on what to do with my van. My 1.9td 1996 800 Special T4 broke down in late February of this year - had it towed to a local garage who identified a broken bottom timing pulley cog as the issue. Had this part replaced and also a new timing belt kit at the same...
  17. The Slug: Baby Blue T4 1.9td 800 Special

    Team Blue
    Recently resprayed. Subtle baby/sky blue T4, 1.9td 800 Special (camper converted). Call her 'The Slug'!! :ILU:
  18. Enduro Bike Day Van/Camper/Daily Drive

    The Workshop
    Hi all So i've decided to make a build thread on my 1996 White 1.9td T4. I have no idea why as i'm well known to myself for being rubbish at taking photo's:confused: I brought the van 1 1/2 years with a home made conversion in the back, a rubbish side window job and a sunroof. The bumpers and...
  19. 1.9td abl engine for sale

    Parts For Sale
    I have for sale a 1.9td abl engine taken from my van, as I have done a tdi conversion. The sale DOES NOT include the crankshaft pulleys, power steering pump, alternator, turbo, manifolds and sump as I have swapped these parts over on to my 1Z engine. The engine is otherwise complete and ran...
  20. Replacement 1.9td engine.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi I have been a member of the forum for a while but first time I have really posted so apologises in advance if I don't get the etiquette 100% correct. I have a 1997 1.9td panel van with around 170k on the clock . At the beginning of the summer the bolt holding the timing belt pulley sheared...