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  1. Engine & Gearbox
    My 1.9td R reg SWB T4 died on the motorway on sat night, after the low level coolant light came on there was a sudden loss of power and had to pull over quickly! When i lifted the bonnet there was a lot of steam/smoke and hissing noises the coolant bottle was empty so quickly filled it, where...
  2. Engine & Gearbox
    Just been told that the head gasket on our 1997 (P) 1.9TD T4 needs to be replaced and will cost about £550. My questions are a) Does the following sound like a head gasket problem. The symptoms are that the van is using about 1ltr of water on a good run, but this seems to be due to high...
  3. 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...
  4. General T4 Chat
    Hi all, looking for cylinder head that fits my van after garage did x2 head gaskets took my money and went out of business leaving a masive line through the head and into the soft part of the head. i havent been able to find one. anyone know what else will fit my van? ?? audi 100 5 cylinder...
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    k plate. AAF engine code i think after paying a fortune for head gasket repair x2 i have now been told i need a new cylinder head. (the garage that did the head gasket are out of business and no longer a burden on the good public...thank god. but doesnt get my money back). im trying to find a...
  6. Engine & Gearbox
    I'm beginning to lose the love for my T4, brilliant van but.... the head gasket was blown when I got it, I was kind of sure it was I got it done along with all belts, pumps, pullies, tensioners etc in April last year, then in August on holiday in scotland the Head Gasket blew again, garage were...
  7. Engine & Gearbox
    Just back from a fairly massive tour with the wife and kids..... we did teh lakes, stayed for a couple of days in St Bess (lovely) then up to the western isles.... here is the van looking over the Kyles of Bute from Kame and then to Dunoon for a bit of camping....... and I can see what you...
  8. Engine & Gearbox
    I pretty much feel sick.... Ive had some drama's with my T4 1.9d. After a lot of grief with overheating problems and trying some cheaper options, a sniff test confirmed gasses were leaking and (so my garage thought) would be causing it to overheat. So Ive just stumped up my last bit of hard...
  9. Engine & Gearbox
    Ok first time me doing this kind of engine work, thankfully with my old mans help who was a mechanic in the 70's/80's, but im loving learning. Ok the vehicle, 1992 2.4d AAB 5 cylinder 210k on the clock. Problem, oil in expansion tank, rad, low oil in engine, last expansion tank exploded. I...
  10. Engine & Gearbox
    I live in france and think my head gasket has gone.when i try to start the van with the rad cap off water shots out about 20cm. i asked the local garage for a quote and he said between €800 - €2000.I decided to do it myself.can anybody tell me the best place to get the the bits and a good...
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    I live in france and think my head gasket has gone.when i try to start the van with the rad cap off water shots out about 20cm. i asked the local garage for a quote and he said between €800 - €2000.I decided to do it myself.can anybody tell me the best place to get the the bits and a good...
  12. Technical Articles
    Hi all, Just thought I would add this after doing a head gasket test on me Velle: Reason: Water/white stuff on oil funnel/cap (but in the Velle's defence it does 3 miles a week) Aim: Check each cylinder pressure. Technical Level - 1 = non mechanically minded ---- 5 being a mechanic: 2 and...
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