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  1. Driving along and pop!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello, wondering if anyone can help, I was driving along and heard a pop. Engine now won’t turn over and I was towed away. Can’t see oil just water and coolant. Pouring out. No hoses are dislodged, all I have is a video which I will try and attach.
  2. AXD Engine Options After Failure

    General T5 Chat
    Hi there, posting here for my father. He has a 2.5 AXD LWB T5 and which recently dropped a Valve resulting in some significant engine damage. He loves this van and wants to continue using it however looking online there isn't anywhere that seems to reliably supply these engines. I understand...
  3. 2003 engine in 1996 model?

    VW Shows & Events
    Hello, Apologies in Advance as I’m a complete noob here but was wondering if it would be possible to do a clean engine swap from a 2003 into a 1996 chassis? Would any extensive retrofitting need to be done or would it be an easy swap? They are both T4 Petrol 2.4L Thanks! :)
  4. Very basic engine maintenance and things to look out for, for a newbie please!

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hi all! Due to get my first T4 at the end of the month and I'm already worrying! It's a 2002 1.9td with about 115,000 miles and some service history plus camping interior and pop-top. Looks in great condition. I've paid for HPi checks and everything looks good (apart from 2nd previous owner...
  5. Anybody had their T5 remapped ? Thoughts before & after ..

    General T5 Chat
    Anybody reading this had their vans remapped ? Reply with before and after stats e.g van year , engine , mileage , before and after readings. Also how your van feels to live with before and after ..
  6. T4 1.9 Engine swap LEZ

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All. My beloved 2002 1.9 has got a wobbly crank shaft, throwing out the timing. I was trying to find a replacement van but to no Avail. So now I’m considering a replacement engine. Question; she is up to LEZ current and future standards, but what happens when I change the engine out for...
  7. T4 ABL later TDI conversion

    Engine & Gearbox
    Pretty sure this has been done to absolute death but havent seen much recently so thought I'd give it a go. Getting tonnes of black smoke out the back of the ABL so soon enough I recon it will be time to either: recon ABL engine or go down the TDI 1Z, AHU, AFN route. However from what I've...
  8. Engine ruined from cam belt

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi vw forum T5 2.0 tdi 2012 105bhp 133,000 miles My Van broke down, last week on the m25- doing 70 mph and the power cut out and I rolled to the hard shoulder with the glow light flashing. AA could not start van, so it was towed to my house. The normal garage i use(last 20 years) was busy and...
  9. Burning Smell in T4 Cab

    General Technical
    Hello, I have just purchased a 1998 T4 van which has been converted. It has done 200,000 miles and drives really well. The only thing is after driving for a period of 70mph say on a motorway, when I slow back down to idle a burning smell of oil and fuel comes through the blowers. Occasionally...
  10. Coolant light - low header tank

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi - I have a '03 T4 with 190k miles in really good condition (no oil drinking or smoking) Just recently had the water temp warning light on - pulled over, header tank is low - topped up with coolant mix (carry spare and oil) Did 150 miles that day with no light back on. Left for a week...
  11. Volkswagen 1.9td engine conversion

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I was looking for some info on engine conversions. I had the unfortunate situation of my fan belt slipping off on the m6 and caused internal damage meaning I now need a new cylinder head. anyway, I was looking at the possibility of a new engine, something more powerful. currently I have...
  12. 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...
  13. Swap from AXD to BNZ

    Engine & Gearbox
    Trying to track down wiring diagrams for the AXD 2005-2006 and the BNZ 2009. Anyone have a clue where to find these?? regards Jonny
  14. 2013 Caravelle New Engine

    Engine & Gearbox
    Yesterday my T5 Caravalle engine head gasket went and i have been advised to get a new engine for it. Can someone point me in the right direction other than main dealer of where i can purchase a new engine from please. Its a 2013 2.0Litre Blue Motion
  15. Van cutting out at 60 MPH (loads of white smoke pours out back)

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hey everyone! Van keeps cutting out at 60MPH. Loads of white smoke billows out of the back and either the engine completely dies (power steering and all) or i just lose all power. Seems to be struggling to start as well! Suspect theres a problem with the fuel? Any pointers? VW T4 2.5TDI 2003...
  16. how to disconnecting air conditioning to remove engine

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, i'm pulling the engine out on my T4 2.5 tdi in order to change the clutch slave cylinder, and a few other jobs that need doing whilst it's out, but i'm a little unsure about disconnecting the air conditioning. Is there a way to remove it without loosing the refrigerant? maybe some of the...
  17. Help! Engine has blown up

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi, I’m new here, please excuse my lack of knowledge, any help gratefully received. I bought a t4 (from a garage but with no guarantee, previously the head gasket had gone and been mended by garage and then sold to me) and have been driving for three weeks and suddenly as I was driving up a hill...
  18. Engine and Gearbox swap

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All I'm new to the VW van gang and have bought an old 2008 T5 with a now dead Gearbox. Ive sold the 1.9 Engine and have the gearbox rusting on the ground. I want to either.. A: Buy any category B write-off car that will be a good donor car and use everything from the engine and gearbox, to...
  19. T5 2010 2.0 TDI DSG-7 engine removal

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello Folks, I'm about to remove the engine and gearbox from my 2010 T5 Multivan as i need to change the output shaft in the DGS gearbox. Is there anyone here who has done such a job and that can provide useful tips and tricks? When the engine is on the ground i will change timing belt as...
  20. Reconditioned engine

    Engine & Gearbox
    Can anyone recommend someone that does engine reconditioning, ideally with fitting as well?? Cheers