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  1. 1.9D loss of power

    Engine & Gearbox
    It's no secret that a 1.9D isn't the most powerful, however driving home from helping a friend doing some moving, my T4 has lost any sort of power. Pulling away from any lights/junction is mega slow and the accelerator pedal feels half down already and has no real high revs when fully...
  2. 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)...
  3. 1.9 t5 reduced power

    Engine & Gearbox
    I've read every thread I can on here and have tried to solve this myself but to no avail - yet. Van: 53 plate - 1.9 104 - remapped 3-4yrs ago. Until today (EGR black) no further mods. History: For the past 1-2yrs when driving in 5th at >70mph and more recently uphill in 3/4th the van goes into...
  4. Right Indicator stops engine!?

    Hi I'm Tom and I'm the owner of a 1.9 TDI T4. I bought the van around four months ago and have had a few issues to put right but non of them electrical so far. However, as of about two weeks ago when I indicate the engine completely cuts out. It doesn't happen every time, it is often when I fist...
  5. Please help - before I put a match to it!!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Can anyone please shed some light on this for me. I can't my my T4 to run at 100%. The van drives and pulls well but feels like its choked up in the low revs and seems to be at 80% of its power. Cannot hear the turbo whistle at all. VCDS shows up no faults what so ever. The symptoms are: A...
  6. T4 loss of power

    General Technical
    Our T4 2.5d acv engine 2001 van - while driving along, experiences a total loss of power but the engine is still running - we then have to coast for a bit and press the accelerator a few times and eventually it starts to rev and it then drives ok. We tried a new fuel filter. Dealer says it may...
  7. Gradual Coolant Loss. (G12)

    General T4 Chat
    Noticing that I am having to top up my G12 quite a bit on my 2.5 2000 T4. I can't see any leaks on the drive or any wet patches under the bus. Is this just something I have to keep doing? Just finished of a bottle, over the last 3 months. Is there an underlying problem I should be looking for? :*
  8. is it going to get worse before it gets better?

    Steering & Suspension
    about 2 hours away from home tonight, the battery symbol came on on my dash and i lost power steering - i had a van full of friends with various commitments and as the van was still drivable i pressed on home - there were no further developments but now my quandry is that the family mechanic...