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  1. Flapping noise and no power at start

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, I've just had a slightly worrying experience in my T4 2.4D I hadn't driven it in about 2 months because of lockdown and just went to give it a spin. Engine started fine but could hear a flapping noise from the engine and had very little power. It moved but I couldn't get it up the ramp...
  2. Engine ruined from cam belt

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi vw forum T5 2.0 tdi 2012 105bhp 133,000 miles My Van broke down, last week on the m25- doing 70 mph and the power cut out and I rolled to the hard shoulder with the glow light flashing. AA could not start van, so it was towed to my house. The normal garage i use(last 20 years) was busy and...
  3. Cam Belt - Catterick

    Engine & Gearbox
    Good afternoon, I have done a few searches and cannot find any info. My cam belt snapped last week, I have been searching for advice and have had everything from Volvo engine to remanufactured engine to fix it yourself. Now I am by no means mechanically minded so please keep that in mind...
  4. 2.5 TDI (ACT) snapped timing belt advice

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    Hi everyone, looking for some advice please. Timing belt snapped on my T4 on motorway. Not investigated properly yet so hoping just damage to head etc, not further down. Any advice on getting a new or recon head? or recon whole engine - there seem to be several eBay suppliers, any...
  5. New Cam Belt - now Diesel pump not working? Heeeelp

    Engine & Gearbox
    Ex AA 2.5tdi 2002 - sorry not sure of the engine code. Van still has the Maple immobilizer fitted with the belt pack permanently located in the rear of the drivers seat - never gives any trouble. Ok - so the locating pin on my cambelt tensioner sheared and as a result timing went and clattered...
  6. Dealer Service - Am I Being Blagged

    General T5 Chat
    Hi Folks My T5.1 180 DSG Kombi is coming up 4 years old and has done just over 15,000 miles so and I called the dealer to book it in for an MOT and a basic service as I’ve only done around 1200 miles in it this year. I was told that I should be having the following work done due to the age of...
  7. When does the timing belt need changing on a 2010?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, Can anyone tell me when the timing/cam belt needs changing on a VW T5 2.0 tdi (2010 reg) need changing? Thanks
  8. our T4 died :(

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello all , our beloved Clyde has died ..... cam belt snapped and engine has completely seized so need new one according to garage man .. its 1998 2.5TDI with intercooler ... anyone recommend where to get one ( new) or would you advise a recon instead ? also what kind of money would be...
  9. Cam Belt broken & Cam Shaft snapped. New engine?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All, Yesterday I broke down in the middle of a roundabout at 3am ? I have a VW T4 2.5 diesel 2003 plate. I've found out my cam belt and cam shaft have both snapped so I need to take it into a garage. I'm not sure if any valves have been damaged but does anyone know how much it should cost...
  10. Cam Belt change in North West?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Top of the day fellow T4 dudes. Can anyone recommend a place to get my timing belt etc changed in Liverpool or surrounding areas? I normally use Paul Schrader in Anfield for big jobs as he is a diesel expert, trustworthy if a little pricey. But before I go to him I thought it worth asking if...
  11. 2002 2.5 tdi water pump cam belt change

    Engine & Gearbox
    This topic seems to have been very well covered on here but I can't seem to find the info Im looking for. I have just bought a 2002 2.5 tdi, it has 130K on the clock and the belt was changed at 90k. The service book does not seem to indicate that the water pump was changed at the same time. I...
  12. Rock n roll bed fitting london?

    General T4 Chat
    Hi We just got our first van a couple of weeks ago, first post! Does anyone know of anywhere in the London area (preferably south london) that will fit Rock n Roll beds? We also want to get the cam belt/water pump done, any good garages that anyone knows of again in south london? Cheers!
  13. Repairs in Doncaster

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hey Guys. I have a 2002 T4, 2.5tdi, 888special. Its getting on a bit, in need of TLC including some clutch work and full cam belt change. The garage i usually use say they cant get it high enough on the ramps to do the work i need (clutch replacement). Can anyone suggest a garage with a love for...
  14. really lumpy after project 2 injectors.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys. Yesterday my mate and I had a day on our vans. I finished off his conversion and he did all my belts water pump and injectors. When we were all done my van was really lumpy on idle. So leigh dug out vag com while I got on ros tec we found the idle adjust and set about messing around...
  15. Camshaft Snapped

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All, originally posted under 'catastrophic failure of water pump'. I said I would let you know how i was getting on, as this is the first time i have attempted this. Only got down to the rocker/camshaft cover so far but this is what I found. See if you can spot the problem! The centre...
  16. Cam belt catastrophy

    Engine & Gearbox
    Been a funny smell of hot oil for a little while now, no huge ammount of oil getting used so no real worries. Turns out a seal inside the cambelt cover was weeping oil which has covered the cambelt, made it brittle and this morning driving out of town. "whiiiiiirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr dinc"...
  17. Recommend me a Mechanic (Liverpool)

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    Hi all, i need to get the cam belt and water pump done on my 04 T5. After asking at my regular garage the mechanic says he cannot do it as it's too complicated. Anybody got a recommendation without getting ripped off? Cheers
  18. 2.4D Timing Belt Broke / OFF

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys. Bad news here from Canada Was driving at about 80km last weekend when I smelt something burning, before I had time to slow down and pull over I lost all power. Got it towed to the mechanic. Turns out they are too busy to service for the next month. He took a quick look and said the...
  19. What's a van to do

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hello everyone, First thread so please be gentle with me. Bought a 2003 888 special 2.5TDI two years ago. At the time it had done 69,000 so place I bought it from changed cam belt before I collected it. Forward 20,000 miles to last Sunday when cam belt went on me. Garage that do all the work...
  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...