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  1. T5 2.5 TDI Cold Starting Issue

    General T5 Technical
    Hi I'm new to this forum but have researched many threads plus youtube videos etc. I have a 2004 T5 2.5 (I believe it's an AXD engine) which has a problem starting first thing in the morning in cold weather. Last winter I swapped out loads of parts including relays, fuel temp sensor and even...
  2. Cold start choke - short section needed

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all! I’m hoping you can help point me in the direction of where to get a cold start choke cable for my W reg T4. It is the short section we need but don’t seem to be able to find any online. Any ideas????
  3. VW transporter t5 2.5 174bhp 2006 starting issues

    General T5 Chat
    Struggles to start on cold start, currently 5-10 degrees outside. When engine is warm less of an issue. White smoke on start up. Here is a video of the issue Thanks
  4. Intermittent cold engine start problem !?HELP!

    General Technical
    Hi, so when cold my 1.9td t4 sometimes fires and sometimes doesn't. Now ive very recently had a new engine fitted, including glow plugs so im 99% its not the plugs. The battery is good and is sending 10.5 -11v to the plugs. Even with the cold start lever pulled out it still wont fire up after...
  5. T4 2.5 TDI Cold Starting - Success!

    So my van was having real trouble cold starting. Seemed to be turning over but not firing. Some time would just run completely dead. I presumed this was the battery running dead because I'd tried too many times. I suspected the issue was glow plugs. But first I thought it would make sense...
  6. Possible Battery Issues

    General Van Chat
    Evening everyone, Now its getting a bit chilly in the mornings I was left with a dead battery the other morning. My t4 (1998 800 special) never really started first time even in the summer and it would never start without the cold start/pump rotator thingy. Last week I had a fan belt snap...
  7. Turbo failure .. runaway .. advice needed :)

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All Im after some advice :) Had the turbo go on us in a big way ... Lots of smoke and heat .. skidded to a halt on A30 and turned off the key .. nothing happenend just carried on screaming lots of white smoke and heat etc ... Van was taken to a garage and a replacement turbo fitted ... and...
  8. choke/cold start lever not working

    Engine & Gearbox
    After some help please. Just bought a 1991 2.4 5 cylinder diesel and I've noticed the choke lever doesn't seem to do any thing. When the engines running and u pull it in and out the revs don't change? Watching under the bonet as u pull it it is connected to the diesel pump and the lever does...
  9. Clutch judder when cold

    Engine & Gearbox
    I've just (a month ago) had the gearbox removed and noisy bearings replaced In my T5. This has fixed the loud whining noise I was experiencing, however since I've had the van back I'm getting a new problem! The van is now juddering a little when pulling away when the engine is cold. Also, gear...
  10. New Dash

    I've got the chance of a new dash that I want to get flocked. The dash I've been offered doesn't have the cold start but my existing dash does. My vans a 1.9td and the new dash is from a 2.5. Will it fit? Will I need to modify the 2.5 dash to accommodate the cold start? Cheers for any help
  11. Manual choke snapped

    Hi, can anyone help me i snapped the choke lever with my knee on my 1997 t4. Cant see how to remove the old bit,and how to fit a new one if i can get one. maybe someone can give me some tips, the old girl doesn't like starting without it, Cheers chris
  12. Advice hints and tips please for a cold start

    General T4 Chat
    Hi one and all, I'm after some hints and tips to help my van start up a little easier on a cold morning. It really did struggle to get going this morning as it was -14. Apparently its only going to get colder over the next month (Im in Germany) i really want to help combat this problem. Any...
  13. t4 2.5 tdi cold starting

    Engine & Gearbox
    hi, I'm having trouble getting my T4 Multivan 2.5 tdi started first thing in the morning -- the starter turns, the engine fires but stutters and stalls again unless I pump the accelerator like crazy. Then it seems to 'take' and run fine after a few seconds. I initially thought glow plugs but if...
  14. Oil light flashing

    Engine & Gearbox
    Please could someone help me with a problem im having. I bought a 98 T4 1.9TD last october. Van runs fine. Just one thing im unsure of really. Since i bought it the oil light would flash once or twice after ignition and only when it is cold, along with this the van would shudder a bit when...
  15. The VW T4 Transporter cold start guide

    Engine & Gearbox
    With the aim of getting a sticky sorted for all the people having cold start problems now it is getting colder I am attempting to sort out a complete guide of potential cold start problems. so here is what I can think of to-date: The VW T4 Transporter cold start guide Vag Com This is a lead...
  16. starting problem.. glow plugs???

    i have a problem starting my 1.9d when cold. i only have it come around this time of year when the temp starts to drop i also get it at the end of the day when coming home from work. the van turns ove but just doesn't fire. i have spoken briefly to vw and they say its prob the glow plugs my...
  17. START YA B*****D cold start

    The Pub
    went into my local m.e autoparts today, while waiting for my parts i noticed some tins easy start. i thought i was seeing things when i read on the tin START YA B*****D LOL: insted of easy start anyone else seen this :confused: gota nip back tomorrow might buy a tin just for the sake of...