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  1. General T5 Chat
    wonder if anyone could help me ?? appreciate this has probably been mentioned many times before , ive had a troll through some threads but cant seem to find a thread that matches my issue i took my van for a 2 1/2 hour run from the lake district to Huddersfield for a pop top fitment , all went...
  2. General Technical
    Hey everyone, first post, after reading the forums for a few months I finally got my hands on a T4 Kombi Petrol from 2004. I removed the mat and the plastic vent on the floor behind the driver seat to do a deep clean and noticed some smell (I think it's coolant) in the cab after driving for 20...
  3. New T5 Members Forum
    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...
  4. General T5 Technical
    I've been chasing a phantom coolant leak over the past week due to smelling something very much like antifreeze inside thw cabin once the engine is up to temp. However, it seems like the smell is actually emanating from the rear feed and/or return pipes to the rear heater. Has anyone expwrienced...
  5. General T5 Chat
    I've only had my van ('08 Shuttle SE) for about three weeks but all along I've been whiffing a funny damp, oily, sweet smell emanating from somewhere. I thought it was probably all the dog hair from previous owner(s) as I saw a lot of it whilst on my cleaning crusade. Yesterday, I drove it for...
  6. Engine & Gearbox
    Don't actually know of this is an engine problem but here we go. I was out last night, sat in traffic on the way to pick my wife up, and suddenly got a really bad smell in the cab, thought it was just coming from outside and carried on. When I arrived to pick my wife up she mentioned that the...
  7. Engine & Gearbox
    Grovelling for some advice from some of you experts as to what on earth is up with my T5 174 (57reg). Had been reading forum re DPF/remap etc only the other week, but looks like there are more pressing things to consider... From new, I've had a very hot smell every few months - perhaps the DPF...
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