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  1. 2001, 2.5, petrol not starting when warm mystery

    General Technical
    I have read a lot of threads in this topic and I guess this is a common problem. Background: After driving through a long and very hot day my transporter got this starting problem that only shows up when the engine has been properly warmed up by more than 30 min of driving. If I then turn it...
  2. Starting problem

    Hi, am in my first week as a t4 owner and loving it , but , a couple of times have gone to start , let the glow plug lights go out turn again and absolutely nothing. This afternoon it happened again and I traced that the glow plug fuse had blown , so replaced but still nothing. As a long shot...
  3. Starting Problems: T4 2.5 Auto Petrol

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    Intermittant Starting Problems T4 2.5 Auto Petrol I have been given a 96 2.5 Auto Petrol LPG Caravelle with an intermitant starting problem. The issue comes and goes and there does not seem to be a pattern to it, could be cold or hot, dosen't make a difference. When I picked it up late last...
  4. Parasitic battery loss

    I've had problems starting the van over the last few days, battery seeming really low and struggling to start on the first start of the day :( I searched the forum (and elsewhere) did some basic checks, had a fella at work check out my charging system and battery and the long and the short of...
  5. Injector refurb or replacement? or something else wrong??

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Guys, Thanks in advance for any responces. My poor little T5 Lwb 2.5 Auto is giving me issues again. I`m presuming its the injectors as this is about the only thing not changed in the last 2 years after a garage put petrol in my beloved van. Had full engine rebuild, new cams, rings...
  6. Starting problems

    Engine & Gearbox
    My beloved T5 is giving me a few problems so thought the best thing would be to ask you lot since you seem to be a knowledgeable bunch!! :) So, some days he just doesn't want to start and other days, I turn the key and nothing for a second or two then the engine turns over and off we go. The...
  7. starter motor issues I think.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi folks, Right... I have read a few threads on here about this issue but hardly anybody finishes the thread off with how they sorted the issue out. About a month ago when trying to start the van the starter motor would turn over very slowly as if the battery was low and then after a couple of...
  8. starting problem

    Engine & Gearbox
    ok now my van wont start even straight alfter i switch off,, i have to use alittle wd40 then shes fine.. i have just reslised if i disconect the glow water temp switch it starts fine. replaced the switch and still the same ???? any ides?
  9. 2.4 starting problem

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys need help I have just bought my t4 2.4 diesel caravelle it wont start from cold will start with some easy start and will start with no help untill sttod for a few hours then again when cold will need easy start ??? what if any ideas does anyone have cheers :*
  10. Poor starting (again)

    Engine & Gearbox
    Please dont tell me what it may or may not be, But if you can answer the question please do so. If the fuel sender in the tank has cracked, leading to poor starting, do the air bubbles clear in the clear fuel pipe or are they always introduced when running? now the back ground. new leak off...
  11. T4 Immobiliser Issues

    Was wondering if anyone can help, or point me in the right direction, we have T4 which has been broken into and was damaged in an attempt to start, we have had to buy a new ignition lock, switch assembly and a replacement immobiliser ring sensor which sits below the ignition switch and reads the...
  12. Poor cold starting 1998 1.9tdi 800 Special

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, I have a 1998 800 Special 1.9TDI, 150k miles, with some starting issues. Until about 6 months ago the van started brilliantly, always on the first turn. Last winter it was lumpy with very cold temperatures until warmed up and I often started it with the cold start pulled out, which i...
  13. Starting problems and white smoke

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all. I'm a complete newbie and bought my first VW T5 a few weeks ago. It's been running fine until the last few days. It's reluctant to start on cold mornings, it takes a few attempts and when it does start there's a large plume of white smoke out of the exhaust. Once the engine is going...
  14. gearbox

    Engine & Gearbox
    i need to findout why my gearbox says its in 1st gear when it isnt, then the digital display thats shows what gear ur in says 1st then goes black, also it wont change when i move the gear stick. so i cant start it like this. i can push the dub so i def know its not in a gear, any help would be...
  15. SAFE mode

    New member.I have tried a search for this, but cannot find an answer. I have two sets of keys. They both operate the central locking One set will start the van without problem. When I put the other key into the ignition and switch on. 'SAFE' is shown on the dashboard. The van will not start I...
  16. fuel filter

    Engine & Gearbox
    I have problem. During night fuel filter become empty, and in the morning i cant start ny car. I allready canged filter and plastic on the top of filter, but this morning problem was same. Is it possible that some fuel line is demaged and air comes in that fuel leaks back to fuel tank? There is...