VW T4 Forum - VW T5 Forum banner


  1. Best gasket removal methods/products?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Morning all, Anybody got any ninja tips for removing baked on gaskets without damaging the metalwork? Was wondering if there was a particularly good spray/gel that people have had success with or any decent tools? Cheers folks :)
  2. Oil cooler bracket gasket orientation

    Engine & Gearbox
    2002 T4 2.5tdi ACV Oil leak from oil cooler bracket. Hi all, just going through the process illustrated so well by MISTERGRUMPY, massive BIG UP!! for that thread, great help. As I was removing the bracket I was thinking to myself "make sure to check which way the gasket's orientated" Bright...
  3. Oil Cooler bracket oil leak

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi All, I've had a 2001 T4 2.5TDi ACV a couple of years and it has always leaked a bit of oil. Had the timing belt changed recently and a new crank seal fixed one of the leaks but there was still oil coming from around the cooler. A mechanic mate helped me replace the oil cooler bracket gasket...
  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. exhaust gasses in coolant after head gasket change

    General Technical
    A big hello, I'm new to the forum. I have a 2.4d T4 that was overheating. Doing some googling I came to the conclusion that it was either the cooling system or a head gasket / cylinder head problem. To diagnose which I got myself a block check kit which uses a liquid to detect exhaust gasses...
  6. How to get rid of smell of oil in T5 cab

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hello there all this is only my second post, and I thought I'd do one with pics - a how to on fixing a simple problem; the smell in the cab of diesel fumes. Now I'm not claiming that this is the only cause, but I bet it's a common one - the Rocker cover gasket. Simply put, the rubber gasket on...
  7. Oil Sump Gasket leak on 1.9 TDI 56 plate

    Engine & Gearbox
    I noticed a few spots of oil under the van and think it's the sump gasket. I wiped off the excess oil, ran the engine to temperature and checked again and there were drops hanging from some of the nuts on the sump. The right hand side of the gasket between the sump and the block looks a bit...
  8. Axd exhaust gasket.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hey folks, It's been easy vanning for a while, but I have another niggle beginning. Been here before as well, so I thought I'd invite suggestions. So, the problem is a 'gazoo' squeak out of my exhaust gasket when the turbo spools up. It's been 18 months since last I replaced the damn thing...
  9. Parked up for a month - 1/2 litre coolant gone

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys, I know the are lots of threads about coolant loss / head gasket / white smoke etc. I know this because I've read them all! I've been away for a month and the van has been used just twice in that time by neighbours. It probably didn't do more than 20 km all month. I was losing coolant...
  10. How common is a cracked manifold?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hey, Got a ticking coming from the engine now. Worse case the manifolds cracked - best case I just need a new gasket. Probably a stupid question, but what is the likely hood of the manifold being cracked anyone, is it a common occurrence on a T4? Should the most costly outcome be a cracked...
  11. Rocker cover gasket 1.9td abl

    Engine & Gearbox
    Got a leaky rocker cover gasket. Been told to buy a new rocker cover and gasket because if I just change the gasket it will only leak again. Is this right? It's comes to £100 if it is! If I can just change the gasket are there any tips? Shall I use gasket sealant as well?