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  1. Looking for a decent garage in Plymouth to take my T5 in for service MOT

    General T5 Chat
    Hi folks, I’m looking for recommendations for a decent garage in or around Plymouth to take my T5.1 to for its service? Trying to avoid the “main stealer” if I can help it. Thanks in advance
  2. Reputable T4 Mechanics in Germany, Austria or Hungary?

    General T4 Chat
    We live in Budapest and have a RHD '92 T4 Holdsworth conversion and are looking for a recommendation for an expert garage/mechanic -- for drive-train, in particular -- to do some maintenance and upgrade work we can trust. Anyone have thoughts? Jim
  3. Recommended Garage in Hampshire (Southampton based)

    General T4 Chat
    Hi, Looking for recommendations for a garage to have a look at my T4, I have the dreaded exhaust smell in the cab so need someone to look at the exhaust manifold/gaskets/turbo and see whats leaking/needs replacing as I cant see what's causing it but can hear it and definitely smell it, getting...
  4. T4 mechanic / garage needed

    General Technical
    I'm after a quote or recommendation for getting my timing belt, head gasket and water pump done on my t4. Tis a 2001 2.5 tdi on a 167k and lives near skipton at the weekends and Cheltenham during the week. So I am reasonably flexible where she goes to be worked on.. Grateful for any advice or...
  5. T4 specialist near Southampton - timing setup

    General T4 Chat
    Hi, I've recently getting a ticking on a cold start and continues until it's warm. Don't think it's brakes or vacuum pump so believe the timing might need checking so wondering if anyone could recommend a garage or mechanic with all the equipment/experience to have a look over her reasonably...
  6. Mechanic/garage

    General T4 Chat
    Hi all.... Can anyone recommend a mechanic or garage that can help me with my T4. I know practically nothing about them and wanted to get it serviced by someone trustworthy. I am in Crewe Cheshire but I am willing to travel within reason though. :ILU:
  7. Tailgate spoiler fitting in Essex

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hello folks, I'm a new member and have just bought my LWB T5 Highline in black so I'm feeling good. However, it doesn't have a rear spoiler on the tailgate. Can anyone recommend a garage in Essex that will make a good job of fitting one?
  8. T30 Lowering in Surrey or South London

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi Everyone. So I'm newbie to the world of T5's and I'm already having a ball. I've just scored myself a lovely ex AA T30 from Wales and it's a beaut. My usual mechanic gave it the once over and all I need was some new brake pads, a seatbelt and some general service items. Not bad. So now...
  9. TDI conversion wanted in Norwich ASAP!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello, Sooooo my second engine has decided to break one of it's pistons, garages are suggesting it's probably cheaper to replace the engine rather than repair it. So I have a conundrum; do I tow it to an engine rebuild specialist to so they can run tests to see how far the damage goes or just...
  10. Garage in SW London

    General T4 Chat
    Hi all, My first post to the forum, though I've been following for a couple of years. Hope everyone's well. I'm looking for a decent garage in South London to service my t4 (I'm based in Tooting/Balham). If anyone's got recommendations it would be much appreciated. Cheers, Ollie
  11. Side window replacement headache

    General T4 Chat
    Hello all, I can't believe how hard it has been to get hold of a window company to replace a side window. I have a 1995 VW California Club westfalia conversion, M reg - import, with original vw windows. Some lovely person walked past the other day whilst it was parked outside my house and has...
  12. Can anyone recommend a garage in Brighton?

    General Technical
    I've recently got myselfy a t4 caravelle 2001. I'm keen to do as much with it myself, but I'm sure there'll be occasions when I need the services of a good VW garage. I'm looking for a friendly one with decent people who if I've got a small problem they're not just going to book me in for a full...
  13. Garage Mechanic recommendations near Uxbridge

    Engine & Gearbox
    Evening All. Im pretty sure that Ive got a water pump which needs replacing as i am loosing coolant, without evidence at a fairly alarming rate. Haven't got the time to do the replacement myself so would really like a reliable garage that someone from here can recommend. I live in Denham...
  14. Garage negligence and a wheel flying past my bonnet!

    General T4 Chat
    So today I picked up my T4 from a reputable independant garage in Bristol. The N/S/F ball joint and bushes needed replacing and I asked them to fit a pair of sidebars as well. After paying and driving to Zmoks to get some electrics looked at (about 5 miles)we noticed that the side bar didn't...
  15. glow plug fault code

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, Just wondering if anyones know if a T4 2.5 TDI LWB is capable of producing a fault code fromt the glow plugs. I'm having conflicting stories from two different garages and think I've been messed around. Thanks
  16. germania,m4 motor company,broadway

    General T5 Chat
    Hi there. i know this has probably been asked millions of times - please excuse any repetition. I am looking to purchase my first t5 and i would be really interested in anybodys experience with germania, m4 motor company or broadway van centre. Please pm me any personal grievences.Many thanks...
  17. Recommend me a Mechanic (Liverpool)

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    Hi all, i need to get the cam belt and water pump done on my 04 T5. After asking at my regular garage the mechanic says he cannot do it as it's too complicated. Anybody got a recommendation without getting ripped off? Cheers
  18. just need another two inches!

    General T4 Chat
    I recently bought a cheap converted T4 to spend my spare time restoring and have some time away in. I bought it with eyes wide open, knowing it had the odd hole in the bodywork and some surface rust. Tried to get it out of the rain so I could work on the worst affected part on the roof, towards...
  19. T4 mechanic brighton area

    General Technical
    G Werks, the guys I used to use for servicing seem to have disappeared. Anyone know of a decent T4 mechanic or workshop in the Brighton area?
  20. Nooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!

    Engine & Gearbox
    My cambelt has snapped... It was in the drive on tick over.... It's a 1996 1.9d 800 special (72k on the clock). does anyone know whether these are 'impact' engines or not ? are the valves going to be a mangled mess of metal ? I had the cambelt, tensioner, water pump etc. 'replaced'...
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