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  1. T5 2.5 Cam problem - advice on garages

    Engine & Gearbox
    On researching my engine symptoms in the forums I think I have a cam problem or stuck valve on my 2004 2.5 tdi transporter. Its a bit weird as it kind f came and went and then came again in terms of the noise. First did it on startup on a cold day, then when warm it went away and was fine on a...
  2. AXD worn cam?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello all, Firstly sincere thanks to all members for the fantastic advice and knowledge on the site. I have an issue with my 2005 2.5 AXD engine. There was a lot of noise from the head and my VW trained mechanic striped the head down and found badly worn hydraulic followers but the cam appeared...
  3. T5 T30 cam belt or chain?????

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all hope some one can help im looking to buy a T4/T5 and just contacted a seller with a T5 T30 130bhp with 170k on the clock and asked when the camblet was last changed, hes come back to me and said its chain so no need to change? Is this correct or should i avoid? Kind regards and thanks for...
  4. Cam and followers 2.5

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys im in Reading, anyone have any suggestions about a garage that can do a cam and followers on my 2.5 T5 ?? At least thats what its pointing to... Any suggestions on where to get the parts? Thanks Tony:(
  5. Switched Live for Stereo and Dash Cam

    Sorry to bring up this old chestnut - but i can't quite find the answer I'm looking for. Got a 2008 (58 plate) T5 SWB 2.5Tdi. I have a new double din head unit and a dash cam. I need to run switched lives to both devices and am planning on doing this direct from the fuse box. However, I'd...
  6. Reverse light wire?

    I've been through the forum many time and discovered assorts about this wire but never the exact one just its green & black but theres more than one green and black Which is it out of these two: MOSTLY green with a THIN black stripe or MOSTLY black with a THIN green stripe Here's a link to...
  7. 51 plate 2.5tdi 102, cam belt or chain

    Engine & Gearbox
    Help i'm confused :confused:about what i have? i am currently getting quotes for cam belt and water pump change, i have asked a few of the local respected garages (knowing this is far from straight forward), and i have had varying quotes form £391 upto £530, with some saying they don't want the...
  8. Engine guru's.....experience/advice please

    Engine & Gearbox
    Right as some of you know my AAB has been somewhat of a project for sometime now I: ( had it for nearly a year and driven it for about two weeks) So what i've got now is a head on the van with (as far as i know) one bent valve and a snapped cam. I've also got a head with an okay cam and a...
  9. Kam / Cam belt - does it need water pump change as well?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I bought a van 5 months a go. It had a recent Cam belt change. I just took it in for it's annual service. The guy tells me it needs a water pump change.. and therefore the cam belt as well. is this true? It runs really well, doesn't over heat, generally seems OK? any help? Nick