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  1. Rattling noise at serpentine belt area (with video)

    Engine & Gearbox
    Got some noise at serpentine belt area, probably from belt tensioner pulley. Only at 1050-1100 RPM Can it be something bad? Belt and everything else was changed about 2 months ago. Checked tension, everything is looking good. Made a video, first on idle (no noise), then high revs (no noise) and...
  2. Long cold start after belt replacement

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, After belts replacement (and also cylinder head cover gasket), I got a long cold start on my 2.5 TDI (AXL) T4. When the engine is warm, it starts fine (but with different sound than before the replacement). The problem appeared exactly after the replacement (when the mechanic did the...
  3. 2.5 TDI 2002 ACV - gearbox/clutch problem

    Engine & Gearbox
    Brethren ... I’m looking for advice. 2002 2.5TDI Caravelle. Last week went to pull away from a standing start and it felt like it was going to stall, it did ... and then the gear stick suddenly when sloppy ... so I discovered on here that it was likely to be the gear selector bushes/balls...
  4. t4 syncro 2.5 tdi

    Vans For Sale
    yellow t4 for sale intercooler , lwb , tailgate mot april 19 , 19400 miles, v,reg, new type , well maintained by vw specialist, service history, new maf fitted egr cleaned and blocked off, rust on wheel arches nothing rotten, tinted windows elec windows ,mirrors c,l very strong smooth drive...
  5. 2.5 TDi ACV Full Engine Rebuild

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hey all, I have made a start on reconditioning a 2.5 tdi ACV engine before I convert my t4 Caravelle into a Camper. I have loads of pictures if anybody would like to see anything. So far I have the engine out, head off and stripped, gearbox and dual-mass disconnected and just about to start...
  6. Cold Startup issue and white/blue smoke

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, I've got a or possibly a few issues with my '04 2.5TDI 130 T5 and thought I'd share my thoughts as having read quite a bit on here from similar issues I feel my findings may help others, and of course I welcome anyone else's thoughts on the matter. The symptoms are as follows: -...
  7. Vw t5 2.5 tdi clutch - genuine clutch kit

    Parts For Sale
    Hi, Just doing a clear out in my garage and selling bits that I have bought over time for my T5 which now gone. Its for 2.5 TDI T5 130 bhp. 070141015SX - It cost 267 quid at VAG - I am looking for 150 ono. 7E0698151B - Brake pads set for T5 front - 50 quid posted
  8. (Engine Problem) 2.5tdi acv What could it be???

    Engine & Gearbox
    So my van 96 Multivan 2.5TDI ACV has been in the garage (i live abroad) for 3/4 weeks and they still don't know what the problem could be. It suddenly started making a loud tractor noise under acceleration or just revving the engine, also loss of power especially when accelerating. The loss of...
  9. 2.5 TDi (ACV) intermittent start problem

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, have an issue with my van, a 2003 SWB, short-nose 102bhp 2.5 TDi, Combi (twin slider) van with 103k on the clock. I've owned the van for a couple of years and know its full history. Cam belt was done when I got it with 90k on the clock. Its had the "problem" since I've owned it, but...
  10. 2.5 tdi strange starting...

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I have a 2003 2.5 Tdi Westfalia camper which started without any problems until now. 75/80% of the time it still starts great, fires up straight away without any problems, but about once every 4 or 5 times it struggles to start! It turns over, but just takes 20 - 30 seconds to fire up...
  11. New member introduction

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi Everyone, I would like to introduce myself to the forum as a VW fanatic, I love all things VW! My name is Quinton and I am from Johannesburg, South Africa. My T5 is my 8th VW. It is the 3rd bus and surely not my last! I just had to register myself on the forum because there is too much...
  12. Carpet For Syncro Cab

    T4 Syncro Garage
    Hi. My Syncro has the normal rubber mat in it that has seen better days. Is it possible to replace this with VW bought carpet? (I was hoping to get a red carpet) Or would I need to go for some custom cut carpet pieces. It's a 2001 model Syncro with the 2.5 TDi engine.
  13. wrong oil filter? T32

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi folks, I recently bought what I believe to be a 2006 2.5L diesel SWB... it came with absolutely no paperwork! :D I'm totally inept when it comes to vans/cars, but with the help of you guys here on the forum I'm learning slowly. The sticker in the drivers foot well tells me that the engine...
  14. oil warning: 5 yellow flashes at start

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all! I have a 2001 VW T4 111kw, engine code AXG. My engine oil is ok. When I start the engine my oil warning flashes 5 times yellow. Nothing while driving. No buzzer. I changed the bonnet switch (that controls if the bonnet is open) and should reset the warning for 100Km but nothing, the...
  15. Good place for servicing in midlands near Corby?

    General T5 Chat
    Hi there, I've just bought a T5 which is due for a service and has an engine issue (cuts into limp home mode if on a wide open throttle past about 3000 revs, resets when key turned off and on again). Any recommendations of somewhere close that has a clue re diagnostics and will service the van...
  16. My team white entry

    Team White
    Here's a couple of shots of my T5! Specs: 2.5 TDI 130ps LWB Tailgate About to start a camper conversion on it soon T: Whatcha think?
  17. Gates Coupling: Failure Modes and Mileages

    Engine & Gearbox
    . (for 2.5 owners only, 1.9s don't have them. They connect the alternator and aircon compressors to their drive shafts). Not being keen to replace the Gates Coupling (and associated freewheel clutch) early just because VW would like the business, I’d like to collect the forum’s experiences of...
  18. Westfalia T4 California 2.5 TDI 102ps- LEZ Compliant Part Ex

    Vans For Sale
    Now SOLD to mendoza enjoy your new toy :) It is with a heavy heart that I am putting my Westy up for sale. It took forever to find but since we moved from London to Suffolk in June 2011 it’s just not getting the use it should, we have not been away at all since moving hence the sale. I have...
  19. Wanted - VW T4 2.5 Tdi Caravelle SYNCRO

    Hi, I'm looking for a T4 2.5 TDI Caravelle Syncro. Yes, I know that they are ultra rare but thought I had best ask!! If you hear anything, please give me a shout. I'm all ears!!! Cheers, Andy.
  20. Cam belt snapped whilst stationary will there be any damage?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Ouch! My cam belt has just snapped whilst stationary at a junction. 2 questions? 1. How much likely damage will have been caused? 2. How much is it going to cost to fix/replace the parts? The belt snapped as I released the clutch to pull off, so not high revs and little to no movement from...