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  1. Help powersteering pump snapped belt engine wrecked

    General T5 Chat
    Help, My powersteering pump which started leaking last week decided to break altogether and somehow tear the cam belt and timing belt and now my engine is wrecked. I need a new engine. Here's the twist - I'm in the USA and I think this is the only 2010-2015 T5 2TDi 140BHP diesel manual T5 out...
  2. Looking for reliable T4 specialist in Kent area

    General Technical
    Hi, New T4 owner 2001 plate 1.9td I am looking to get a new cam belt + water pump fitted on my van but looking for a trustworthy garage in kent area. Preferably looking for T4 experience as got a few other issues that need looking at too. Back door has recently decided to lock shut and...
  3. Ok now I am officially confused!

    Engine & Gearbox
    I've just been in to see a LWB T5 here in Sweden and had a talk with the VW representative. The van is second hand and has done around 93k miles. I asked the question about cambelt change and he assured me that the cambelt isn't changed on any T5 until it has reached 200k km (125k miles)! I've...
  4. First LWB T5 camper conversion buying advise

    General T5 Technical
    Hello to everyone. Sorry, wasn't sure where to post this question. This is my first post on your forum, so be gentle! I live in Sweden and am looking to buy my first LWB T5 panel van to convert into a camper. (I know.....another one!!) I've seen a 2011 T5 2.0 TDi (102hp) which has done 74000...
  5. Buying advice for first LWB T5

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hello to everyone. This is my first post on your forum, so be gentle! I live in Sweden and am looking to buy my first LWB T5 panel van to convert into a camper. (I know.....another one!!) I've seen a 2011 T5 2.0 TDi (102hp) which has done 74000 miles and Co2 of 198g for equivalent of about...
  6. 1995 2.4D caravelle overheating.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello, Apologies if this has been posted before, I'm new to the forum and my internet speed limits how patient I can be trawling previous posts :). I have recently bought a 1995 (M) 2.4D club 8 caravelle ~ it has 107k on the clock and full service history (including the brochure woo). We drove...
  7. Cambelt and water pump - South Yorkshire

    General T5 Technical
    After years of waiting I've finally got my first T5 - looking to get cambelt and water pump changed asap as a preventative measure for peace of mind. Any of you folk know somewhere in South Yorkshire (I'm in Doncaster) reliable and who won;t try rip us off? Cheers
  8. Help! Seized 1.9td, possible shoddy garage!

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hello! Very new to the forum, and I'm upset to say my first post is a negative one! Get your reading glasses on, you're in for a long read! The story starts with a new cambelt, reconditioned head, oil cooler, filter and water pump by garage A in Lincolnshire £1300 later. 100 miles later the...
  9. T4 Nightmare-engine damage following cam belt failure-advice appreciated!

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi This is a pretty brutal story-i'll try to keep it short and would welcome anyones advice. Me and my girlfriend spent all our savings to buy our first VW last year. 1999 lwb 2.5 t4 Only 65,000 on the clock, great body, spent a million hours lovingly converting it ready for euro trip 2016...
  10. Decent garage for T4 in Bristol?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello all, I'm new to this, just bought a T4 1.9tdi with 115k on clock could anyone point me in the direction of a good garage - i have no idea about mechanics, but I'd like to get the cambelt changed asap as not been done recently. Any thoughts? Thanks
  11. Help think I'm in trouble

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys this site has got me out of a few pickles now ! But I think I'm up creek now I have a 2.5 tdi t4 2000 (auf) now this what has happened About a week ago I came out to a puddle of water under the car , I looked up and it was running from out the alternator???? So I went to work , came...
  12. 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...
  13. 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
  14. T4 1.9TD - Professionally bodged cambelt change!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Afternoon all, A few months ago I took my van (T4 1.9TD ABL) to a garage to get the cambelt changed. Soon after the engine developed a tapping noise. I took the van back to the garage to ask for a recheck on the timing – they said the timing was correct. I took the van home to investigate...
  15. Cambelt T5

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I'm about to buy a T5 T26 1.9TDI 85bhp. The owner has said that when they bought the van there was 74,000 on the clock and it had just been done. It now has 121,000 on the clock. When will it need to be done again? I would really appreciate any help!
  16. Cambelt problems

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi this is the first time I've posted anything, I have a 2.5 ajt T4 had cambelt done drove10 miles and new one shredded. Took it to different garage, I've had the head done all put back together, but there having problems, the cambelt keeps moving about 3mm of the main pully and is rubbing the...
  17. 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...
  18. Flywheel turns then locks up after belt change?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, Its a 1991 1.9d 1x, It started playing up about a week ago and got really lumpy and poor power when setting off and took a while to start running correctly etc. then yesterday it would not start at all. Anyway I checked the cambelt which was in relatively good condition apart from it being...
  19. HELP! VW want £3k from me...

    General T5 Technical
    Hi All, Hope I can get some quick advice here... Took my van in for a service - it's at 45k, so wasn't expecting anything to really crop up. However, I'd noticed there were different sized gaps between the front tyres and wheel arches on the off and near side, so wondered; if the subframe...
  20. 2.5 TDI T4 cambelt trauma- advice saught

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Everyone, This is my first post, hoping it won't be my last... Bear with me, a bit of a saga this.... So I have a 99 2.5 tdi short wheel base t4, bought in 2008 with 40 000 on the clock. Changed the cambelt as soon as I got it. A few weeks ago, as I got to 119 000 I decided to get it...