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  1. Mathew Hardy @ T.A.S. - One of the good guys

    Trade Experience Forum
    Hi, I recently needed a new cylinder head & cam for my T5. I noticed a company on eBay - Total Automotive Solutions selling FAI parts. I phoned the number (cunningly hidden in one of the pictures) & spoke to Mathew Hardy. He's been in the trade 30 odd years & just works for himself these days...
  2. Chilled cast vs. Billet steel camshaft. Difference?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Guys, I have a Transporter 2.5 PD TDi and due to odd noise coming from engine I went to see my mechanic yesterday. He told me that the noise is probably coming from camshaft. 140K on the clock so I assume that he is right. How common is this camshaft change at this mileage? I was reading...
  3. Here are some T5 2.5 camshaft change instructions

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi folks I did this job a few months ago and just haven't had time to turn my own oily hand-written notes into something more presentable that I can share with you lot. Until now. Here you go: Difficulty: Definitely falls into the intermediate to advanced bracket. You should have at least...
  4. Camshaft replacement & injector clearance setting sequence

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I'm going to be replacing my camshaft on my AXD t5 this weekend, and have a quick question: I also need to set the injector clearance (previous mechanic did not do this and it is causing issues) - can I do this after I've replaced the camshaft and whilst the camshaft cover is off? i.e...
  5. Help! What to do now?

    Engine & Gearbox
    After having been a very happy T4 owner for 7 years, I recently bought a 2005 VW T5 T30 174 Kombi with almost 150,000 miles on the clock - and it looks like I've bought a complete dud. I'm no mechanic but the problems with the van seem to be: 1. Losing lots of coolant 2. Starts fine from cold...
  6. Advice needed - New Engine or Head? 2004 2.5 TDi

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi There I have a 2004 T5 2.5 TDi PD. Auto, 130kmiles Camshaft is reported to be worn as well as lots of fuel in the top of the engine, assumed to be injectors as well as the seals. :(:( Done some research and there's been a lot of talk about cracks/scratches in the head, problems with it by...
  7. Camshaft

    Engine & Gearbox
    Ok guys - VW Camshaft Vs Darkside Developments Vs a n other? Anyone with any experience or miles under their belts with either? Cheers.
  8. Replacing the Camshaft T5 2.5 TDI - Parts Required?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Folks, My Father and I are going to replace the worn out camshaft and rocker gear in my 2005 2.5 TDI Transporter. I am in the process of ordering the necessary parts and want to make sure I get everything we need. So I need: The camshaft 8x lifters 10x camshaft bearings 1x camshaft oil...
  9. T5 2.5 TDI - Yet another Major problem!

    General T5 Technical
    Hi folks, I have a 2005 2.5 TDI and it has just been diagosed now with the worn out camshaft/rocker gear problem and a leaking water pump, which is crazy at only 175,000 kms! I have had it since 140,000 and in that time it has had the stubshaft issue where the teeth disintegrate leaving me...
  10. Camshaft snapped...but why??

    Engine & Gearbox
    The Mrs nipped to the shop in the T4 (2.5tdi), came home and all was well when she switched it off. We went to start it in the morning and had nothing but a click. I suspected she had left the stereo on or a light so we tried to jump start it with no joy...still just getting a click. Got a mate...
  11. A woeful camshaft tale

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, everyone. Got in my 2003 T4 Had this vehicle from new - looked after Drove half a mile, then going uphill, there was a whhhiiirrrrrrrr!! and T4 stopped. - Recovery > garage. Taken apart Camshaft broken in 3 or 4 pieces Cambelt as new but broken Diesel pump turns so far then stops and...
  12. Camshaft and coolant loss

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello fellow T5 enthuasts. This is my first post here so I'm hoping for some positive answers. I'm currently running a 2005 VW T5 2.5 174 TDI Manual Caravelle with 157,000 on the clock. Over the last couple of months it slowly began to shake (the Dual Mass Flywheel) this slowly got worse...
  13. Joining the early 2.5 cam problems club.

    Engine & Gearbox
    54 plate 130 2.5 axd with worn cam and followrs , in need of a recomendation for a place in the midlands to get it fixed. Been looking around the threads and I'm pretty sure I have ensuing cam failure. On a journey beyond 20 minutes i get a loud knocking coming through the whole air system and...
  14. Engine wont start after cam shaft change

    Engine & Gearbox
    Ok my van has being layed up for the past 4 months so i could get some money together for a new cam shaft, tools,and info to carry it out.I changed the shaft, bearings all strech bolts reassembled and am pretty confident it is timed correctly.I also changed the oil and oil filter.However the...
  15. ETKA part number & Crankshaft Bearing Cap

    General T4 Chat
    Camshaft bearing cap - can it be replaced? I have just been looking for that old online ETKA link but it doesn't seem to exist any more. Or does it? Does anyone have a link for an online version? I have broke one of the Camshaft cover studs clean off and inside the hole/thread. I tried to...