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  1. New T5 Members Forum
    Hi Guys, just grabbed my new T5 and want to change the oil/filters. Want a reasonable oil, but not formula 1! Whats the best option? Cheers guys, I look forward to T5ing around this forum!
  2. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi all I am looking at replacing my sliding door, which currently has a window bonded in. If I get a door without a window does anybody know if it is possible to remove the window from my old and get it installed in my new one. If so does anybody round Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire do this?
  3. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Like a numpty I just backed my beautiful 1992 T4 into a tree, need to get hold of a whole new tailgate (it's the old, 90-92 sort) anyone have any clue where i might get one? Central London BTW cheers bill
  4. Steering & Suspension
    Hello all. So I've just purchased a set of Bilstein B14's for my T32 that I will be fitting at the first available time in December. Just wanting to know if there is anything that would be worth while replacing whilst I do the job. So if anybody has any suggestions what to replace, perhaps from...
  5. Steering & Suspension
    Hey guys, I've had a trawl through but didn't come up with much.. Is there a thread anyone knows of with advice for replacing all 4 shocks? Any advice appreciated.
  6. Security
    Hey everyone, I'm down near Hossegor in france and returned from my surf to find some pikeys have bust in to my van... basically mashed the drivers door lock barrel out and then used a screw driver to turn and pop the lock... see attached pic. Anyways, looking for some advice on costing for a...
  7. Interior
    So we have nearly finished our conversion but now that the weather has heated up it's started to smell a bit :eek: Everything has been cleaned including doing an air-con clean, turns out is the floor. I've lifted a bit of it and the foam backing smells pretty diesely, I guessed this was not...
  8. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Converted from a panel and since I had an oe slider fitted, it's been leaking. A: I've finally got a replacement sliding section for my leaking sliding window. Cheap off fleabay, always a risk, but new mind you and mint, exactly what i was expecting and the same price as driving back down to...
  9. Engine & Gearbox
    Just wanted to know is it best to buy a brand new turbo or a recon turbo for my 2.5 t5 130 and where would be the best place to get it ? As my turbo is fobared: also wanted to know if you can fit a 174 turbo straight on with no, or little modifying involved ? My van has already had a full...
  10. Technical Articles
    Right I've had a good search through the forum and couldn't find a guide to replacing the front section of the Handbrake cable so I thought I'd create one. I'm not sure if all the vans are the same but mine is a 2001 1.9td. After getting a quote of 65 pounds plus VAT from my local garage I...
  11. General T4 Chat
    does anyone have any tips for replacing this adjuster on a captain's seat? It must have worked loose, and eventually came off after the seat was swiveled round in the wrong position and hit the door panel... I've got a t4 1990 seat, and I think I need to remove the black plastic cap to screw the...
  12. Electrical
    Just to save me the trouble of popping the front (I understand this is LAZY) could someone that knows please tell me the size of the standard speakers in the dash. And maybe recommend some good replacements? its an 03 t4 888 if that makes any difference? I just dont think I fancy fitting my sub...
  13. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    I have purchased a replacement bottom roller (with pre-attached bracket) for my 2001 T4 800 Special. But for the life of me, I can't see how you remove the old one, particularly, how to get the rollers in or out of the guide channel. :confused: Any advice please..:gl Thanks!
  14. Steering & Suspension
    Another numpty question. 99 Caravelle 2.5TDI 102 ACV Power steering pump leaking. Needs replacing. 1st off, how much should one of these cost? Where's the best place to get one? Secondly, is it an easy job? I'm worried about the drive belt - is it anything to do with the timing belt and...
  15. Interior
    Does anyone know the size of the dash spakers in a 2001 T4. I'm thinking of replacing them, but wanted to know how much space (width and depth) I have to play with. Cheers.
  16. General T4 Chat
    After a happy afternoon skiing, I returned to friend's house to discover I'd lost my keys. My T4 is safe, but locked with no spare, but about 20kms from the nearest garage. And I'm in the Czech Republic. Can anyone talk me through the procedure for getting back on the road again, so that this...
  17. Interior
    I would like to swap the single seat I have in the front of My 1992 T4 for a double. Most double seats I see on ebay are from newer vans and I was wondering if they would fit the'92 okay?
  18. Engine & Gearbox
    hi folks , I'm sure ive read post like this many times before but I'm stuffed if i can find them using the search button .. anyway my turbo has over time developed a bit of a rattle whilst under load and I'm just getting prepared for the inevitable purchase of said item . ive been doing a...