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  1. Lt35 ‘94 oil problem/loss of power

    LT & Crafter
    Hi, my ‘94 lt35 2.4D non turbo recently developed a complete loss of power when up to speed. The oil light came on and will only turn over when cooled down. It then didn’t sound like it was firing on all cylinders. My suspicions are that either the wrong oil was used or the oil pump isn’t...
  2. Anybody used MANNOL engine oil?

    General T5 Chat
    Found MANNOL engine oil on eBay it looks like it covers alot of VW specs if it does it's like a wonder oil lol , but it's really cheap . Also says it covers 505.01 and 506.01 But the in description says 504.00/507.00/502.00/505.00/503.01/506.00/ VW 505.01*/506.01** *Except VW PDU engines...
  3. Oil leak???

    Engine & Gearbox
    I have only just got a T4 and opened bonnet today to fill the washer fluid and saw what appears to be an oil leak from a one needed pipe? What is it and do I need to worry? I’m very new to this and appreciate any help!!
  4. Oil and service advice...

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hey :) I have a 1.9 59plate T5 ( think it’s the 84bhp BRR engine ) - BT59 EHW I’m approaching 160k miles, service warning just came on I’ve replaced the cam belt, tensioner and water pump about 4K ago... what else is recommended to do? (Service wise) Most importantly...what is the definitive...
  5. 1995 2.4 AAB T4 losing oil - No leaks. Compression is fine.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Good Evening. I have had my 2.4 AAB for around a year now. It is on 158,000 miles and it had a professional rebuild at 145,000 miles with a new head. It is losing a very large amount of oil. I did a round trip to Cornwall from the midlands last week (around 800 miles total) and lost around...
  6. 2.5 TDI - identify my oil leak?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Any ideas folks? Making a right mess of my drive!
  7. oil sensor / bonnet switch

    Hi All I am having the not uncommon issue of orange oil warning light coming on despite levels being OK. If I open the bonnet - the light will go off (there is a switch that is connected that assumes I have checked levels and resets switch I believe) - it will stay off for a while, perhaps a...
  8. 1.9 TD - New turbo, dead after few miles

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi there, I just bought my 1.9 TD Transporter 1997, originally Ambulance vehicle made by VW but stripped down to be "ordinary" LWB Transporter. Previous owner took out the original turbo because it started to make weird sounds, lost power etc. I bought used but good Garett also from T4 1.9 TD...
  9. 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...
  10. Engine oil disposal

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi I know this is a bit of a lame question. But i changed my engine oil yesterday. I live in London and I want to dispose of my used oil in a considerate and environmentally friendly way. I've googled the out of this and while i was able to find my nearest oil recycling bank via the oilcare...
  11. Oil Pressure

    Engine & Gearbox
    Guys.... does anyone know what oil pressure the 2.5 AXD engine should run at. It is a T5 2005, 2.5ltr T30 Thanks
  12. 2.5TDI Gearbox Oil leak

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, has anyone experienced an oil leak from the gearbox from the small thingy at the bottom (see image). I've tightened the bolt, but still get like 1-2 drops a day at the moment. I'm not sure what the part in red circle does so any help on whether it's better to replace it or fix would...
  13. Fitting a 1/8 NPT oil temp sender

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi everyone, so I need to fit a 1/8 NPT oil temp sender, I thought the easiest option is to fit it to the sump plug so I tried getting a sump plug adaptor, but I can't find any that is M26.... Basically the sender is 1/8 NPT and VW T4 sump thread is M26.. The biggest adaptor I could find is...
  14. ebay Oil Temperature Sensor

    Hi there, has anyone ever fitted a sensor like this one on their T4: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152444636031?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I bought it thinking it would just fit instead of the oil tank drain bolt, but it's too small. Any tips on where I could fit it...
  15. GL-5 Synthetic Gear Oil

    Engine & Gearbox
    I have decided to change the gear box oil in my 6 speed box, I see GL-5 is recommended, and I understand fully synthetic is the way to go. The manual doesn't specify a quantity but Google suggests 2.7 to 3.0 litres. I rang VW as I've found genuine fluids to NORMALLY be reasonably priced.....this...
  16. 2.5 TDI, BNZ engine, oil?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, Have been reading many threads on which oil to use. It seems that there are many (possibly conflicting) opinions. Somehow I am a bit perplexed as to why I can't go on a VW web-site, type in some codes from the vehicle identity and get back all the information on parts I need to service the...
  17. Going back to Long Life service possible?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Last time it had a service, the garage in my new area put my 1.9TD T5 on 1 year service interval, and didn't tell me (previously on longlife service). Now I only do about 7000 miles per year and want to be on long interval service, so I'm not servicing every year. Can I go back, or am I...
  18. 1.9td What i Need to service

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys, got my first 1.9td T4 just after xmas, been on a few trips with it accross france and round the UK, it has 220000 miles on the clock and has been very well looked after, i have just come back from a 4000 mile round trip through france, just wondering if anyone one knows any good...
  19. Sludge on oil cap

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi everyone, This is my first post but I've enjoyed this forum for a while now, it's so awesome to have all those brains working together. Now I do have a problem myself... When I was prepping my van for a trip to Finland (-35c°) I saw the garage owner put the wrong coolant in. (He changed...
  20. Losing oil

    Engine & Gearbox
    I recently bought a 58 t5, I am losing oil but there's no bad smoke coming from exhaust and. I sign of a drip. Has anybody else had or heard of similar. Need help!!!