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  1. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I have owned my T4 for a few months and unfortunately my head gasket has recently gone. Its due to be stripped down next week at the garage and they say it will cost approximately £6-700 to repair, and that doesn't include finding and fixing the reason it broke in the first place. I have...
  2. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, i've got a 1.9D powered 95 Reg T4 Camper. I'm looking to increase the power and was wondering what the best way to do this was. Is it best to get a turbo, put in a non turbo 2.4cc or is it possible to go the whole hog and get a 25 TDI set up! Any information would be awsome as new to...
  3. Engine & Gearbox
    I have a vw t4 800 special 1.9td abl engine i am looking to change the engine and i have been offered a vw golf 1.9td pd engine, 53 plate car. And im looking for some advice what sort of alterations would i need to make my van. I.e engine mounts wiring loom and cdi, if anyone can tell me some...
  4. 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...
  5. Engine & Gearbox
    Evening all I currently have a 1.9 T5 I tow a caravan and to be honest it's struggling to get u a small incline let alone a hill!! I was wondering if a remap may help or even considering changing the engine as I don't want to change the van. Any help much appreciated !?
  6. Engine & Gearbox
    Hello peeps... New to forum so please bare with me! So my first vw was a Mk2 Golf Gti 16v.. Big bumper conversion quaffe gearbox and big smiles... I loved the old girl.. Second was a Mk1 Golf caddy, my favorite of all.... Thirdly, I've just bought a 1.9td 800 special. Nice bodywork, 135000 miles...
  7. Engine & Gearbox
    hi folks i am looking for some advise please regarding my over heated engine. i have a 98 800 special with a non turbo'd aaz from a golf i believe. on Saturday i noticed a slight bit of smoke behind us from the rear view mirror, seconds later the van started losing speed. i pulled over...
  8. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi everyone I am after a bit of advise. My t4s 1.9TD ABL engine recently gave up the ghost on the way back from holiday, we were rescued by a very nice man... a very very nice man..... a very very very nice man...... etc I think i have bent a couple of valves at least. The engine has done...
  9. Engine & Gearbox
    Dear All at T4 Forum I've got a 1991/2 (J reg) Autohomes T4 camper. (Will dig out a photo to post) It's got a non turbo 1.9d engine in it.... 140K miles. And Lord is it slow. I love the van, but want to ugrade the engine, either put another engine in (2.5tdi, 1.9tdi etc) or upgrade the...
  10. Engine & Gearbox
    hi guy's i have a T4, 52 plate, 97,000, 2.5 tdi, swb full service 2 weeks ago. the first problem is when i am driving to work one day the van storms up the hills and with no problem. the next day on the same journey it has massive problem driving up the hills like i am am driving a 1.1 car! i...
  11. Engine & Gearbox
    Having just been told i've got bent valves on 1.9td i've been scanning these threads for tips on engine swaps. I have 2 golfs available for under £400, is there any advantage to having MOT on it or not? I can't see how it would affect the conversion, but seen some mentioning this when they've...
  12. New T4 Members Forum
    Hi All new to this but a Dub Luva for decades. At present, due to hard times, my T4 (02 2.5TDI) is laid up afta popping another Timing Belt at 40k, the one before that at 34k and I`m told 2.5TDI`s are known for it. After a strip down I`ve discovered 1200euro parts bill, so thats a no no. Can...
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