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  1. Mechanic Hampshire

    General T4 Chat
    Could anybody recommend a mechanic in or around the Portsmouth area to work on a diesel engine 2.4 aab engine? I have a problem with smoking from the exhausts that cleaners will not fix. Someones recommended a new fuel filter and filling it with cleaner for the first fire but I am unsure if...
  2. On the hunt for a camper

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    I thought I would say hi as I'm looking into a small campervan. My brother inlaw has been helping me as he's the mechanic guy. All I was basically after was a small quirky campervan. Not after anything huge. Just something up from a tent ha ha. Ended up looking at VW's. T5's are quite big and...
  3. Leisure battery T5 - drivers seat

    Hi guys and gals We currently have a leisure battery neatly installed under the driver's seat. This is currently running at 100ah and would be looking to upgrade, mainly because the charge doesn't hold for long so I suspect it has been discharged fully a few times. In terms of practicability...
  4. Servicing Recommendations nr Portsmouth

    General T4 Chat
    Hi everyone, just wondering if anyone has any recommendations (or ones to avoid) for T4 servicing in and around Gosport/Portsmouth. I hear there's the VW Service Centre (Gosport) Ltd, it's got wall to wall 5/5 reviews on the website but after impartial ideas. Not really seen much about it but...
  5. Recommendation for body shop / welding in Hampshire?

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Good afternoon fellow T4 owners, Being new to living in Hampshire, I'm hoping to find reputable professionals for any work our T4 may need in the future. So far I've found and met James from Cali Campers. brilliant place for spare parts. I'm hoping to visit Dub Tend soon for mechanical...
  6. We are moving to Hampshire!

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hello everyone, We will be relocating to Hampshire in the festive season (oh why did we choose the busiest time of the year to move) after being in sunny Sussex for nearly half a decade. We will miss Sussex but we are looking forward to settling in Hampshire! That means we would like to know...
  7. 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...
  8. Thermo Top C issue

    General T5 Technical
    Ok, so I recently bought a 2011 T5.1 Caravelle which has a Thermo Top C heater. I've read all sorts of stuff around the internet etc and am aware that it only comes on when air temperature is below 10 deg C etc and am aware that it's not likely to be called on very much until the Autumn...
  9. 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...
  10. july meet

    Is there a meet tomorrow? if so where ?
  11. Newbies :-) Where's the best place for T5 windows in the South

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi guys, Completely new to this so I hope we're not bothering anyone! We've just purchased a T5 panel van and are looking for a company to put in windows for us. Does anyone know a good place in the South? Good reviews etc? It's very nerve racking letting someone put holes in a van that...
  12. Alloys in Hampshire?

    Wheels & Tyres
    Anyone know of any good alloy wheel stockists within the Hampshire ish area? Wife has weakened and is letting me get new boots but want to see the article before purchasement!
  13. Win the cost of your remap back - January 2013 special offer.

    Parts, Tuning & Styling
    Hi everyone. I have a special new year offer which is actually a raffle. The first 10 customers who book and have your vehicles remapped by the end of January 2013 will be entered into a draw to win the cost if a stage 1 remap back. Yes, one if you could end up with a free remap. This only...
  14. Fog Light Fitting - Hampshire?

    General T5 Chat
    Hi hope someone may be able to advise me. I would like to retrofit fog lights on to my T5 Trendline camper conversion and would prefer getting someone who has done it before to do it. I live in Hampshire, but also regularly back up to Manchester - can anyone please recommend someone who can fit...
  15. Bracknell VW meet - first Sunday every month

    Regional Meetings
    Something for Berkshire owners... The LTVVWC meet at South Park Bracknell every first Sunday of the month... https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=281124418577432
  16. Recommended Garage Hampshire/Wilts etc

    General T4 Chat
    Hello All, I've got a T4 ('02 2.5 88 LWB window van, my other wife and only toy) and a MkIII GTI (someone has to) and I'm after a recommended garage near Andover ideally, but somewhere in Hampshire/Wiltshire etc, willing to travel a bit. I've read good things about LMK near Petersfield, but am...
  17. Mike Hawthorn Classic April 15th 2012

    VW Shows & Events
    Thought I'd be the first to get a 2012 date on the calendar... The Mike Hawthorn private collections have agreed to open their doors to us, so the Surrey Hants division aka All Borders Motorsport are organising a cruise - sorry classic vehicle trail - through the Surrey/Sussex/Hants borders...
  18. Mobile ReMapping in Dorset & Hampshire

    Parts, Tuning & Styling
    Hi there, DMF Technic is a mobile remapping service based in Broadstone (Dorset), and working in connection with Kartechnic Ltd of Poole we can remap most vehicles, including some pre 2000 by removing the vehicles ECU and hardwiring direct into it. Being mobile, we can bring this service...
  19. Hampshire window fitter ?

    Customising / Modding
    Just wondered if there is any company in Hampshire that can fit tinted side windows ?????? :)