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  1. General T5 Technical
    My alternator was very noisy and the luck-up pulley was slipping at high revs - I had sourced an alternator and I realised very quickly its a really ty job so I had been putting off for ages. I spent a lot of time looking for details but there isn't a whole lot about so I gave it a crack and...
  2. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, I have a T5 2.5 AXE engine with air-con and need to replace the gates freewheel clutch, problem is the bloody bolt in the center of it...! Is it left or right handed thread..? as it is insanely tight and I don't want to do damage to bolt or thread. Thanks to anyone that can give this info.T:
  3. Engine & Gearbox
    . (for 2.5 owners only, 1.9s don't have them. They connect the alternator and aircon compressors to their drive shafts). Not being keen to replace the Gates Coupling (and associated freewheel clutch) early just because VW would like the business, I’d like to collect the forum’s experiences of...
  4. General T5 Technical
    Got a 2006 caravelle with the climatronic. Had it regassed and it's still in there, so no leaks. The plastic clutch thing (gates coupling) that often brakes is ok apparently. I lost the blowers about 4months ago for about a week and then they've been fine since. Anyone have any other ideas? Or...
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