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  1. Cold start struggle and oil leak

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello! I have a 2001 T4 2.5TDI LWB caravelle. Since I got it there has been a little oil leak and it struggles on a cold start. It’s had the rocket gasket done and new oil filler neck As was a slight leak there but now it’s leaking and struggling to start Even more than before. There was a break...
  2. Oil cooler bracket gasket orientation

    Engine & Gearbox
    2002 T4 2.5tdi ACV Oil leak from oil cooler bracket. Hi all, just going through the process illustrated so well by MISTERGRUMPY, massive BIG UP!! for that thread, great help. As I was removing the bracket I was thinking to myself "make sure to check which way the gasket's orientated" Bright...
  3. 2.5 TDI - identify my oil leak?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Any ideas folks? Making a right mess of my drive!
  4. Oil leak help needed! T5 2.5 (BNZ manual)

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi everyone, I would really appreciate info any any relevant experiences. I have an engine oil leak, it started off as a small leak only when the engine was doing high rpm and its not leaking when the engine is off so its a high pressure issue. The leak has progressively got worse. Yesterday...
  5. Intermittent smoke from engine and other questions

    Engine & Gearbox
    Thanks for any/all responses in advance. I've had my Caravelle 180PS BiTurbo TDI for just under a year now and on and off I'll be able to see smoke coming out from the bottom of the windscreen when at a standstill (at lights etc.) I think this only happens when the engine is up to...
  6. Oil Cooler bracket oil leak

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    Hi All, I've had a 2001 T4 2.5TDi ACV a couple of years and it has always leaked a bit of oil. Had the timing belt changed recently and a new crank seal fixed one of the leaks but there was still oil coming from around the cooler. A mechanic mate helped me replace the oil cooler bracket gasket...
  7. T5 2.5D Self Destructing Water Pump

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello! Thought I'd share my experience of my recent breakdown as I'm still flabbergasted that a water pump failure can result in needing a new engine or at least a very expensive strip down and repair. After driving my T5 2.5 Diesel (AXD engine) for 60,000 trouble free miles I recently broke...
  8. Oil Leak from Alternator drive coupling

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All, Has any one ever changed or had changed an oil seal for the drive shaft from the gear train to the alternator gates coupling pulley? We need to change this but cannot see much help on the interwebs. Any help appreciated.
  9. Oil Leak by Aux Belt - do I need a Copper Washer to Fix?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I have a leak by the bottom pullet of my aux belt - my van is a 2003 t4 2.5tdi AJT, so I'm trying to figure out what i need to buy to fix it as plan on changing the oil this weekend and don't want to be stuck with the oil in a pan and not able to get to the shops. I've uploaded two images...
  10. rocker cover leaks

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all . engine AAB 2.4 diesel . 1997 . have replaced the head cover . head cover comes with a bonded gasket . ran the engine . new head cover leaks oil. leaks are where there are drill holes in the head . the holes about 6mm diameter and 12 mm deep. the holes are blind, ie they dont go any...
  11. Gear Box Seal Change

    Engine & Gearbox
    I had a drip from gearbox, went to the Garage and was initially given a price of £100, went to collect it, told took longer price now £170 ok fair enough paid it. One week later a small drip has appeared told its the other seal and would cost £140. Any thoughts? have I been sold down the river...
  12. Clueless and need urgent advice!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi I want to know if my van is safe to drive 50miles tomorrow for work (there and back). I have an oil leak that is visible in the engine- passenger side, under expansion tank. I have very very limited knowledge of engines and have been learning as I go while converting my van so i cannot...
  13. How to get rid of smell of oil in T5 cab

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    Hello there all this is only my second post, and I thought I'd do one with pics - a how to on fixing a simple problem; the smell in the cab of diesel fumes. Now I'm not claiming that this is the only cause, but I bet it's a common one - the Rocker cover gasket. Simply put, the rubber gasket on...
  14. AXC injector rocker shaft

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, Got a 4 cylinder diesel AXC engine code (90% sure that is right. ) At each end of the injector rocker shafts is a small drilling. Three of these are sealed but one has oil peeing out of it. Lots. It is the right hand , rear of engine, hole that the oil is pouring out of and I can't see...
  15. Turbo leaking oil

    Engine & Gearbox
    I've owned my 2008 T30 (2.5 130bhp) for 4 months and took it for a service at a main VW Commercial Centre yesterday (78800 miles). They have told me the turbo is leaking oil and it needs replacing else it could result in severe engine damage. The van runs great and there were no obvious signs...
  16. Oil leak ( NOOB needs help)

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all hope someone can help/guide me. I have just become a proud owner of a 51 plate 2.5 T4 and discovered there is a oil leak. Can anyone suggest common faults/ causes please. Also oil light is always on dispite filling the oil up! The previous owner seemed to think it was a wiring issue. Many...
  17. Oil Leak - possible sources?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Noticed my van soiling my drive gradually over the past month or so. Three weeks ago I had the under belly pan off, cleaned it up and put it all back. It looked like the sump plug was leaking so I thought it was just muppetism from whoever did the last service not using a new plug. Two days ago...
  18. Oil Sump Gasket leak on 1.9 TDI 56 plate

    Engine & Gearbox
    I noticed a few spots of oil under the van and think it's the sump gasket. I wiped off the excess oil, ran the engine to temperature and checked again and there were drops hanging from some of the nuts on the sump. The right hand side of the gasket between the sump and the block looks a bit...
  19. Oil leaks

    Engine & Gearbox
    About 2 weeks ago I had a lower engine mount replaced at a local garage and now I've noticed a oil leak could this be related to the garage not doing it properly or is a coincidence ?
  20. 4speed autotrans

    Engine & Gearbox
    Vw Pic-up 97 2,5L gasolin EAT engine with a 4 speed auto trans 01P I got a dried up and blown o-ring to the oil cooler, got rid of the oil and lost traction at speed. Did towing the car approximately 1.5 mil. After new oil and replacing the o-ring, I have no drive at all, regardless of gear...