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  1. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All, I want to bypass the EGR cooler on my 1.9 BRS, to see if it's leaking internally. I don't want to fit a 'delete' kit just yet. Am I right in thinking that if I remove the multiplug from the EGR it will stop working ? (I know I'll get a dash lamp, not bothered about that at the moment)...
  2. Engine & Gearbox
    Right.....hey everyone, new to the forum & new to T4 ownership. What a journey so far 😅 Bought the Camper converted 1991 1.9d 1x H Reg VW T4, now knows an TED in April, as a lock-down toy. It had good service history, 118,000miles on the clock, New gearbox & all the goodies (auto-Manual...
  3. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All, I have owned a mk2 golf GTI cab in the past and had such great help from the forums, so i have been on these forums a little, sorry if I get any etiqeutte wrong!!! It’s been a while... I have now bought a VW T5 2007 transporter, to convert into a camper. On the face of it, the van...
  4. Engine & Gearbox
    Yo dudes, Does anybody know if you can change the head gasket with the engine still in? If so, how hard is it? Currently have the van stripped down this far. What else needs to be taken out for access? Also anything to be aware of when changing the timing belts? Can it be done without...
  5. Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi, I'm looking at t5 camper thats 10yrs old, 130k miles for a possible purchase. I'm no expert on engines but interested in some opinions. The private seller is upfront about the work its had done on it:- its had its head gasket replaced. Its also had its head skimmed, new valves, valve...
  6. Engine & Gearbox
    i had oil in my radiator , so i took the head off and checked the headgasket but doent look like it was coming from the gasket, there might be a crack in the head , is there any where else on a 2.5 petrol T4 1995 transporter where the oil could get into the coolent.
  7. Engine & Gearbox
    I have had a mystery coolant loss on my van since I bought it a few weeks ago, it is under warranty and I have been using my regular garage to try and diagnose it. I drove to Cornwall (200 miles away) and after the drive once the van had cooled down it struggled to start again and hydrolocked a...
  8. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, My beloved T5 2.5l T32 (2009) has just been dropped off at the garage to investigate intermittent exhaust smell coming into the cab. This really only happens if I'm sitting in traffic and seems to be ok on the road. Weirdly it doesn't seem to happen all the time. I queried the issue at...
  9. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I have owned my T4 for a few months and unfortunately my head gasket has recently gone. Its due to be stripped down next week at the garage and they say it will cost approximately £6-700 to repair, and that doesn't include finding and fixing the reason it broke in the first place. I have...
  10. Engine & Gearbox
    hey,about a year ago had head gasket fixed by vw,all fine, then in jan this year had new turbo fitted by turbo specialists and van runs great but it seems to use oil now, never did before?? No visible leaks,no smoke, plenty of power but my question is this, could some breather pipe be blocked or...
  11. Engine & Gearbox
    T5 1.9 84 120k I think I have been unlucky and picked a problem van as already changed starter, engine mounts, drive shaft, anti roll bar links, front wrap around coolant pipe after just 7 months of ownership. My latest issue is it is loosing coolant on long journeys and under load, while temp...
  12. Engine & Gearbox
    After the pressure in my header tank got worse and worse and the van started to overheat to the point of boiling like a kettle, I finally gave up and took the head off. The gasket was not obviously knackered, although it seemed pretty dirty and generally crappy, so I got the head skimmed and...
  13. Engine & Gearbox
    A big hello, I'm new to the forum. I have a 2.4d T4 that was overheating. Doing some googling I came to the conclusion that it was either the cooling system or a head gasket / cylinder head problem. To diagnose which I got myself a block check kit which uses a liquid to detect exhaust gasses...
  14. Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Yes A newbie in need of assistance/advice.I’m running a t28 06 plate and recently had my temperature waring symbol come up on the dash.So I went to my local vw outlet and got myself some lovely new coolant.When I went to top up the reserve bottle I notice what was in the was quite thick black...
  15. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All I was on the M4 last week on a surf trip to Wales when I felt a slight loss of drive, looked in the mirror and noticed white smoke out the back and white smoke from the engine bay. The van was recovered back home where I checked it over. It dumped all its water, so I topped it up and saw...
  16. General Technical
    Hi there. I have recently had a new head gasket fitted in my T4, the cylinder was skimmed and the cam belt refitted. Prior to that I had new pipes put in as there were some splits and we replaced the thermostat and the housing (for the sensors). For some reason the water in the cylinder tank...
  17. Engine & Gearbox
    Anyone have any experience with that k-seal coolant leak repair stuff? Im loosing a small amount of water on my 2.0 petrol t4 either through my heater matrix and/or head gasket as there is a bit of white smoke puffing out the exhaust :( Anyone recommend using it? Just seems a little "too good...
  18. The Workshop
    First of all, this is a retrospective build thread, and now it’s a case of WTF had I bought! But prompted by some recent success I have had to put together a build thread. For some people who know me they will be thinking :mw I wanted to do this after significant progress as there wouldn't have...
  19. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Guys, Can anyone recommend a good garage in the south Wales area to get a head gasket done. Just had a test done and it looks like its on its way:( My Van is a 06 T5 1.9 Thanks is advance J
  20. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, I have taken my T4 Caravelle back to the garage that I got it from. After only 100 miles I find that I am getting a lot of smoke from the back for about 15 min after starting her. Also one of my mates has found some White Milky 'gunk' (Oil Mayonnaise!) on the oil cap. OH NO! I was...
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