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  1. Glowplug Tip In Cylinder

    Engine & Gearbox
    Someone might find this story useful : A garage in our van's past life broke a glowplug so when I had to change it I got a chap in to extract it - unfortunately the tip was jammed somehow and it came out in the cylinder! After trying to blow it out the inlet I thought to try lifting it with a...
  2. turning, but not starting.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, i am new to all the fun and games that a t4 can bring (when they work). so sorry if i have also wrote this in the wrong section. i have bought a 2000 t4 that has had an engine replacement from a 1997 1.9 tdi golf by the previous owner. it was a bit hit and miss and had a few problems so...
  3. 2.5 2003 t4-anybody altered glow plug settings??cold start issue,help needed!!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi this is kind of another cold starting issue, ive just had a load of work done to my van, and part of that was new belts and the pump timing done, now apparently the pump timing was completly out before and now the garage has it spot on according to vag com, but now i have an occasional...
  4. Where to buy glow plugs?

    Engine & Gearbox
    I'm in need of some new glow plugs, having to use easy start in the morning to get it running first off. Where is the best place for me to buy some from? Wanting to install them on Saturday. Is it worth buying the 'special' tool? Local car parts place to me quoted £9.14 each, but could...
  5. Info from elsawin, changing glow plugs

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I hope someone can help me here. I'm looking to change the glowplugs in my T5 2.5 130, but I open the bonnet and see nothing but problems!! Does anyone have Elsawin with instructions on how to replace them? I have done them on other vehicles before, but the T5 seems more complicated...
  6. starting problem.. glow plugs???

    i have a problem starting my 1.9d when cold. i only have it come around this time of year when the temp starts to drop i also get it at the end of the day when coming home from work. the van turns ove but just doesn't fire. i have spoken briefly to vw and they say its prob the glow plugs my...
  7. intermittent problem

    General Technical
    every so often (becoming more often) I can be driving my 2.5tdi 88bhp and the heater plug light (coil on dash) briefly lights up, and when it does the van drops power - instantly. does anyone know what this might be? ta James
  8. START YA B*****D cold start

    The Pub
    went into my local m.e autoparts today, while waiting for my parts i noticed some tins easy start. i thought i was seeing things when i read on the tin START YA B*****D LOL: insted of easy start anyone else seen this :confused: gota nip back tomorrow might buy a tin just for the sake of...
  9. help

    General Technical
    whats the easiest way of changing my glow plugs i cant get at them????