VW T4 Forum - VW T5 Forum banner

rebuild

  1. Steering & Suspension
    After pulling my hair out trying to find someone to buy the seals for my rack from I've finally got somewhere so thought I'd share some part numbers with everyone. Nobody keeps the kits in stock anymore and the only place I've tried that's showed any interest in ordering a kit for me is JP...
  2. Engine & Gearbox
    In the process of completely stripping down an AXE engine and wondering if anyone else has attempted doing this? There are a lot of unusual things with the R5 engine but it all seems relatively straight forward. Let's see if I still feel the same way when it comes to rebuilding the thing and...
  3. Engine & Gearbox
    Hello, it's just a thought but I wondered if any forum followers have had any serious benefit from a full engine rebuild or a replacement rebuilt head (full rebuild, followers/cam etc), regarding making the engine quieter. We've three diesels in the house, our T4 2.5 ACV (185k) is the noisiest...
  4. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All I'm new to the VW van gang and have bought an old 2008 T5 with a now dead Gearbox. Ive sold the 1.9 Engine and have the gearbox rusting on the ground. I want to either.. A: Buy any category B write-off car that will be a good donor car and use everything from the engine and gearbox, to...
  5. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi We had an issue with the gear box a week or so back. Essentially it didn't want to go into 5th and 6th. We took it into our local independent VW garage, and they said 5th and 6th gear were essentially destroyed. Given that the van is a 60 plate and has only 60 000 on the clock, this...
  6. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Everyone, Just had bad news about my Van , the engine is shot. It one of the Rare SWB 2.8 VR6 12v autos on a AES. So my options are : to sell as non runner To recondition getting quotes (unseen ) of £850 + Vat To Engine swap, but to what ? To repair : currently an engine on eBay in...
  7. Engine & Gearbox
    My turbo is starting to get a bit wobbly, after all it has now done 235k and is 17 years old!! Unbelievable to think anything could last that long, hats off to whoever designed it.T: Is it possible to recondition the turbo myself? If so has anyone done it and offer any instruction and a source...
  8. Engine & Gearbox
    I'm in need of a recommended engine re conditioner for my 2.5l 5 cylinder. Preferably based in the South of the country but will travel if needed. Any suggestions?
  9. Engine & Gearbox
    I cant say this conclusively but it appears to me thst the additional strain put on my 2.5l 174ps sportline by the Revo remap i had put on has atleast contributed to the engine now having to be replaced. My local VW garage has said that it appears a bearing has failed and the remains of it...
  10. Engine & Gearbox
    Well i took the plunge and had the autobox rebuilt with an extra cooler fitted, but now i have a very specific issue, the garage is a bit stumped, so i thought i would ask here. When cold the bus behaves fine apart from when it goes into 4th (between 1500-2000 reves and early-mid 40s mph). In...
  11. T4 Conversions
    Hi all, I've been a background forum user for a while now and thought it was about time i got stuck in and shared my rebuild/mods with you guys. I’ve owned my T4 for the last 3 years, i got it just before the summer so made it liveable in about week to go surfing in it, it was supposed to be a...
  12. Engine & Gearbox
    Ok - as per the title really. I have a 1998 2.5tdi auto (120,000 miles) that has developed a judder, with 01192 error codes and suchlike. After inspecting it, 2 garages have diagnosed it as the torque convertor that needs replacing. Both garages have recommended a rebuild of the box as there...
  13. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All, originally posted under 'catastrophic failure of water pump'. I said I would let you know how i was getting on, as this is the first time i have attempted this. Only got down to the rocker/camshaft cover so far but this is what I found. See if you can spot the problem! The centre...
  14. New T4 Members Forum
    i bought my first t4 last night, saw it on the ebay in north wales so decided to drive up last night after a few phone calls with the pleasant old fellow. it was a 2001 white panel van with 125K on the clock, it had a lot of work done on it recently, new engine rebuild, clutch, belts, filters...
  15. Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi, been a background forum user of the forum for about a year now and thought it was about time i signed up and started posting. I’ve owned my T4 for the last 3 years, i got it just before the summer so made it liveable in about week to go surfing in it, it was supposed to be a temporary job...
Top