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  1. power steering fluid loss - where to start

    Steering & Suspension
    Over the weekend I lost power steering fluid. Opened the reservoir and was full of bubbles, but after leaving it to settle the reservoir was empty. Driving caused a sort of vibrating whine noise especially on turning. I topped it up using about 250ml oil from halfords (they only had one type)...
  2. Droplinks Fitting Guide

    Steering & Suspension
    Hi, Just wondering if anyone has created a guide to replacing the droplinks on a t5? Need to do mine I think. Its a 1.9TDi T30. Can here a clunk when going slow over bumps. Just had the drive shaft replaced so pretty sure its not that. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
  3. Advice on buying our first van - Buyers Guide?

    New T5 Members Forum
    Morning all, I'm going to look at a van on Saturday. This'll be our very first van so I'm looking for some advice on particular areas to consider when buying! A buyers guide if you will. I'm no stranger to VWs or buying cars in fact, but is there anything additional I should be aware of when...
  4. 100 Mile Cycle Ride for Guide Dogs Charity

    The Pub
    Hi everyone I hope its ok to post this here, I'm just trying to reach as many people as possible and I know you're such a kind bunch :) I've just registered for next years Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 mile cycle ride. I'm raising money for the Guide Dogs charity who provide a fantastic...
  5. My quick guide to flywheel/clutch change - T5 1.9tdi 2005 102

    Engine & Gearbox
    Couldn't find very much info on this subject so had a go at the job myself and thought I’d write a quick guide if anyone else is debating doing the job themselves. Please don’t take this guide to seriously, I have probably left things out and done things wrong as I am no mechanic. Reason for...
  6. 4th Edition of All the Aires France out soon discount offer.

    European and Foreign Travel
    The latest edition of the 'All the Aires France' book will be out in time for Christmas. Here is the link to the publishers website for a discount offer. https://www.vicarious-shop.com/Pre-Order-All-the-Aires-France-4th-edition.html It's probably the best book on the subject available to us...
  7. Guide to replacing front section of Handbrake Cable

    Technical Articles
    Right I've had a good search through the forum and couldn't find a guide to replacing the front section of the Handbrake cable so I thought I'd create one. I'm not sure if all the vans are the same but mine is a 2001 1.9td. After getting a quote of 65 pounds plus VAT from my local garage I...
  8. T5 Lowering how I did mine

    Steering & Suspension
    I searched here and no one has put up a full list of what they did so after a long weekend with a few dramas I decided to put one together. Click here Please feel free to give me feedback. People may have a better way but I think this is how a lot of people basically do it with my own little...
  9. camper conversion manual

    Life Style
    NOW SOLD For Sale: How to Convert Volkswagen Bus or Van to Camper (up to 03) by Lindsay Porter contains detailed, step-by-step instructions for converting a VW Transporter van or bus to a Camper. Advice on how to plan the layout and choose fittings, how to fit an elevating roof, how to cut...