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  1. AES Engine Woes - Help needed

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Everyone, Just had bad news about my Van , the engine is shot. It one of the Rare SWB 2.8 VR6 12v autos on a AES. So my options are : to sell as non runner To recondition getting quotes (unseen ) of £850 + Vat To Engine swap, but to what ? To repair : currently an engine on eBay in...
  2. T4 1.9D 97 new head cost

    Engine & Gearbox
    afternoon guys and girls. I don't know If you saw my previous post about the heap I bought but I need a bit of help. The garage have come back and said its not the head gasket that's gone but the head is cracked not repairable. They are getting some quotes but so I can cross check them please...
  3. Need a new Head - any ideas where to get one cheap(ish)!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Van is a 2003 t4 2.5tdi, with 95k on it. So van went into the garage, suspected I needed a new camshaft - not great! It was running really roughly, anyway they played with the timing etc and got it running pretty well but only on 4 cylinders. They thought it was only a valve or valve seat that...
  4. Camshaft Snapped

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All, originally posted under 'catastrophic failure of water pump'. I said I would let you know how i was getting on, as this is the first time i have attempted this. Only got down to the rocker/camshaft cover so far but this is what I found. See if you can spot the problem! The centre...
  5. 1.9 loosing water from reservoir - could it be the head gasket

    Engine & Gearbox
    I am having major problems with my 1.9 2006 T5, and the bill is climbing fast! While parked the rad and intercooler were damaged. This caused me to overheat fairly badly. I had them replaced ever since I have been loosing water and overheating. I have replaced the reservoir, the expansion vessel...
  6. Head damage help please!!!!!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, Sent my head away for the valves to be replaced as the cam snapped and bent two of them but the mechnic has noticed some damage to the head and has suggested to try and find a second hand one due to the damage. (See pics below) WHat do you guy's think can i just smooth file and...