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  1. 2.4D AAB - Cylinder Head Failure

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Gang, We put about 1000 km on our "new" 93 2.4D AAB California. Unfortunately, the engine was consuming coolant and our local shop says the head gasket went bad and the engine needs a new cylinder head. The overall cost with labor and machine work on the head is going to be 2000 to 3000...
  2. 1995 2.4 AAB T4 losing oil - No leaks. Compression is fine.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Good Evening. I have had my 2.4 AAB for around a year now. It is on 158,000 miles and it had a professional rebuild at 145,000 miles with a new head. It is losing a very large amount of oil. I did a round trip to Cornwall from the midlands last week (around 800 miles total) and lost around...
  3. 2.4 D AAB to ACV swap

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi there, as most here I'd like to get a little more oumph from my 1993 AAB Westfalia Camper. Here in Canada, we didn't have the 2.5 TDI nor that the 2.4 D sold in the US ... So our power upgrades are limited. I've been reading posts here and there trying to gather the best option for : 1)...
  4. Can anyone recommend a well priced VW mechanic, NW / Manchester region?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello all, I'm new to T4 ownership. I've just took the plunge and bought a 1991 T4 2.4 AAB swb camper (lhd import from Germany) 163k miles on the clock. Anyway, the last owner had the timing belt done and it is quite smokey and has poor MPG (averaging 25-26mpg at 70mph cruising). Having done...
  5. T4 AAB pump timing after cambelt

    Engine & Gearbox
    Morning all, I know this is another pump timing thread but its ever so slightly different to the others. I live in Munich and have just finished a partial restoration of a '90 Westfalia California. Its due to go on a 2 month summer tour in 3 weeks so i have just had the timing belt changed...
  6. 2.4D exhaust mounts

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi I've just replaced the 2 mid sections of the exhaust on the van (new mounts too) all good but noticed on the start of the back box section I.E before the silencer close to joint with next section. That there is a hook mount the same as the one on the previous section used to mount the rubber...
  7. Diesel Pulse Adaptor

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Guys, I'd like to tune up my 1991 Westfalia Califirnia 2.4D AAB, it's a bit lumpy that's all... To do that I'd like to beg\borrow\hire a Diesel Pulse Adaptor.. anyone have one I can use.. ? Thanks Alan...
  8. 2.4aab d, under powered, burning oil

    Engine & Gearbox
    Have a 2.4 diesel that seems down on power and burning oil. Going through 5l in about 400 miles. Had a leak on rocker over, fixed so no puddles on the drive, but still getting through oil like mad. Any ideas? Thought might be piston rings but still learning my way round the engine Thanks for...
  9. Oil and age

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all New to the forum. Purchased a t4 94 Aab 2.4 caravelle a week ago and although it's mint inside and out the engine has nearly hit 210,000 and I have no history. I am planning to give a complete service next weekend regardless of how well it may have been kept. I would like to know what...
  10. 2.4D AAB - extra oil cooler - need shorter oil filter - which one?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Dear all Working on installing an extra oil cooler on my 2.4D AAB (I will post some images later as reference) - this to improve the cooling capacity of my van, and to prepare for a turbo (don't tell my wife - she is not yet convinced we need one I: ...) I put the cooler in front of the...
  11. Wanted - T4 2.4 AAB Rocker Cover

    Anyone has a good condition T4 AAB 2.4 rocker cover? Just found out mine is the one where you can't replace the gasket. Got one from JK and it won't fit. Checked out a load of threads on here and it a new cover I need.
  12. The Purple Rat Project

    The Workshop
    First of all, this is a retrospective build thread, and now it’s a case of WTF had I bought! But prompted by some recent success I have had to put together a build thread. For some people who know me they will be thinking :mw I wanted to do this after significant progress as there wouldn't have...
  13. 2.4 Turbo role call...

    Engine & Gearbox
    Now theres so much info out there about this fantastic mod, please add your facts and figures below to help showcase improvements that adding a turbo to 2.4 offers. If possible please add the following (and keep the chitchat to a minimum if that's ok Rasp:) 1. Pic of engine bay 2. Kit used...
  14. vw t4 2.4 tdi AAB cylinder head

    Parts For Sale
    vw t4 2.4 tdi AAB cylinder head and various other engine bits inc clutch, water pump, diesel pump....more to follow this came from a secondhand rebuild engine that i bought for parts, the head was new when fitted to the block and never used apparently...well they tried to run it but had a leaky...
  15. To replace piston rings or not?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Basically i'm in the engine as i'm replacing the head on an AAB 2.4d with 210k on the clock. Ive been advised by some whilst i'm here do the piston rings, over size ones. Others have said if it aint broke, "why fix it" and "it could be a can of worms" - mechanics love puns eh! Since I bought...
  16. Wanted AAB/AJA Engine or Block

    Hi all, I'm after an aab/aja engine or block asap, preferably in good nick Cheers, Ant
  17. Help re Fuel Cut off 2.4D AAB engine

    Hi I have a T4 AAB engined 2.4 caravelle. It doesn't start apart form the one time I managed to get the fuel cut off solenoid to let some diesel through care of the judicious use of a heat gun around the pump. It kept starting whilst it was warm but then one cold night later we are back to not...
  18. Does anybody recognise this??

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, I recently swapped my AJA head for an AAB head and did a few other bits aswell, belts water pump etc, and I have this washer left over!!:eek: Anybody recognise where its from??:*I: http://img23.imageshack.us/i/img0696tz.jpg/
  19. Wanted AAB/AJA Engine or Block

    Hi all, I'm after an aab/aja engine or block asap, preferably in good nick I: Cheers, Ant
  20. Couple of videos of my smokey engine :(

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys, I've uploaded a couple of vids to youtube of my smokey engine. Since taking the vids, I have set the timing with a dti gauge to 1mm and it's spot on, but I'm having the same smoking problems regardless of what I do with the timing. On the second vid you can see I have some smoke...