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  1. Cranks but Wont Start - LT35 2.5 TDI

    LT & Crafter
    Hi We bought our LT end of last year to slowly convert to a camper. It's been running fine until last week. I took the battery out to replace the rotten battery tray and since putting it back in, it wont start. It cranks OK but wont fire. I have undone one of the injector pipes and cranked -...
  2. How to for Dummies

    T4 Conversions
    I have a T4 Lwb and am useless in everyway (other than liking VWs!). Lots of threads on here are great but go over my head abit. The pictures are nice but I need a clear step by step guide including what materials are used. Just as an example, seeing a unit fitted into the rear of a van is all...
  3. ENGINE TURNS but WILL NOT START

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    I have a 22-year old T4 Multivan, left-hand drive. Always started first time. Yesterday I had left the lights on and drained the battery. I charged the battery and went out this evening to start-up. The engine turned well, but did not fire. Plenty of fuel in there, and I noticed a little smoky...
  4. First time engine start after 7 years - advice requested

    Engine & Gearbox
    My 2004 VW transporter van has been sitting unused for coming on 7 years! :eek: I want to get it started, mot'd and back on the road. I have purchased a new battery - but I have a feeling that it is not going to be as easy as filling the tank with diesal, connecting the battery and turning the...
  5. Ticking and misfiring - have test injectors - any more ideas?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Coming back from Tesco i noticed a loud clicking / tapping noise in line with revs ( put the clutch in to test) . Got home as im 5 minutes away and now she wont start and is loud as hell. A couple months ago I had all the injectors done, and timing etc, she was running like a dream. So Far I...
  6. Another post on starting issues...

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi My 2002 multivan, petrol engine AVT does not want to start. It began with a rough idle, weak engine (probably running on only 4 cylinders) After I checked distributor and cap it wont start. Since then I have checked: Spark present on all plugs Ign. coil and transformer working in another...
  7. Struggles to start first thing - any advice?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi folks Finally got my van back from being repaired, after a major breakdown at the start of the hols. It needed a reconditioned cylinder head, new gaskets, timing belt kits, new head bolts and crankshaft pulley kit, timing reset - topped off with fresh oil and filter and coolant... Anyway...
  8. Where to start FAQ/info.... Campervan!

    General Van Chat
    Slimjims "Where to start" FAQ's Couple of things here... all from my own opinion. So just take them with a pinch of salt. I have taken so much from this forum. If ONE person reads this and gets any benefit from it, it will be worth the flaming I am kind of expecting in the replies LOL: Wish I...
  9. Engine wont start after cam shaft change

    Engine & Gearbox
    Ok my van has being layed up for the past 4 months so i could get some money together for a new cam shaft, tools,and info to carry it out.I changed the shaft, bearings all strech bolts reassembled and am pretty confident it is timed correctly.I also changed the oil and oil filter.However the...
  10. Where to buy glow plugs?

    Engine & Gearbox
    I'm in need of some new glow plugs, having to use easy start in the morning to get it running first off. Where is the best place for me to buy some from? Wanting to install them on Saturday. Is it worth buying the 'special' tool? Local car parts place to me quoted £9.14 each, but could...
  11. Cold Start Lever Kaputt!!

    Engine & Gearbox
    May have been a little heavy handed with the cold start lever this morning... the plastic lever itself has broken around the thread (which I assume connects it to the cable). Does anyone know of anywhere I can get a replacement? perhaps even something a little more durable? anodised...
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