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  1. VW transporter t5 2.5 174bhp 2006 starting issues

    General T5 Chat
    Struggles to start on cold start, currently 5-10 degrees outside. When engine is warm less of an issue. White smoke on start up. Here is a video of the issue Thanks
  2. 93 2.4D Not Starting....well?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Here is the situation: My Cali 93 with 200k sounds like a chain smoker is trying to cough. I put a new battery in this summer and I just paid over 230 euros to my local mechanic to replace the "broken" starter. Seems like replacing the starter didn't do anything. Nearly full tank of gas. The...
  3. Cutting out/bubbling noise in tank - 1998 T4 Multivan - Manual/RHD/2.5tdi

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I have a 1998 T4 Multivan (Manual/RHD/2.5tdi), it has had a D5252 Volvo engine swap/transplant It has done approx' 280k - but 75k on the 'new' engine. Issue Symptoms Started to be difficult to start after starting first turn of the key for months. Difficult to start means, had to turn over...
  4. T5 diesel starting problem after sitting some time

    Engine & Gearbox
    I have a problem starting my diesel T5 transporter (2005, 2.5L DIESEL automatic) The car starts perfectly (within one second of turning the starter) if it has been running in the previous 12 hours or so. If it is longer than this, it fires within one second but then dies, and then can take for...
  5. Cold strat relay clicking

    Electrical
    During cold weather the first (and only the first) start of the day is sluggish like a low battery and a clicking noise from the dash (right of the steering wheel). If I keep the key turned to start it will eventually catch and start. If I turn the ignition off and try again it’ll turn over and...
  6. Ignition problem after fuel pump wire burnt out

    General Van Chat
    Hi all , when I bought the van the bloke had run a wire direct from the pump solonoid strait to the ignition this wire has shorted and fried , AA came out and to get me home run a live direct to the battery , now I have no ignition light , electric windows and when I rewired back to the ignition...
  7. T5 Intermittently won't start (but turns over).

    Electrical
    Hi. I've had an intermittent fault with my 08 1.9 T5 for a while (I'm guessing its electrical so I've put it in this forum hope thats correct). Every now and then it just won't start. It turns over but no sign of firing. (glow light goes out as normal before turning over) Then usually after...
  8. Newbie. T4 not starting when engine compartment hot

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi, I am new to the forum so sorry if I have posted this in the wrong place. We have a T4 diesel TDi, 2001. Over the last couple of years we have had intermittent starting problems but over the last month these have got worse. The van will start fine first thing in the morning or on colder...
  9. reliably unreliable ignition problem

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hey guys, Having an intermittent starting problem with my 1997 2.0L petrol T4. When I turn the key, there are two clicking sounds and that's usually it. If you do it for long enough, it will crank and then die...then you do it a few more times and it actually starts and runs great. I've...
  10. grrrrrr help gremlins

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys iv got a real problem my van starts well runs fine then decide s to stop starting ie won't turn over properly like battery is dead but being an electrician I know battery is fine in fact new the end of last year iv tried diesel cleaner and given van a service but no luck any help would...
  11. Intermittent starting problem

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, after browsing through all the forums and seeing many starting problems resolved, I was wondering if anyone can help here: Situation: Mostly starting, sometimes not. When not starting, the glow light is one and there is a single click sound. I could easily clutch -start the engine. THEN...
  12. Faulty fuel sender unit?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Good evening my fellow transporter lovers. The Beast doesn't want to start when fuel getting just below a quarter of a tank, thought I might have a leak on or it was how I park the van at night thinking all fuel running back in to the tank. Anyway I did a google search which brought the forum up...
  13. electrical starting problems;

    Electrical
    After having a new solenoid fitted to solve the problem of van not starting, it totally packed up one day and eventually it was found to be the alarm/immobiliser interfering with the fuel supply. Fitted new part relating to electrical connection and disconnected immobiliser. Cost; 129 euros...
  14. Battery flat after couple of weeks

    Electrical
    Most of the time our T5 is parked up on the street - often goes for a couple of weeks, sometimes longer without being started. Typically when it comes to be used the battery is unable to start the engine. I have a spare battery and a charger so it's just a matter of swapping the battery over but...
  15. Hesitant Starting

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, I've had my van for a couple of weeks now and it doesn't seem keen to start, turns over for at least 5 seconds before firing up. I had it in the garage last week for Cambelt and tensioner change and oil change, whilst there they put new glow plugs in as they said 2 of them weren't...
  16. I upgraded to a T5 was this a mistake? problematic or what. Head gasket? white smoke?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi everyone, I have to admit Ive not been here for a long while :eek: so I hope youre all well. I have gone to the light side and bought a T5 Caravelle 1.9 TD 2004. All singing bleeping smoking not starting and dancing. Firstly a massive warning to you all. There is a seller on ebay in...
  17. Another newbie with starting problems

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all , just bought myself a t4 swb 1994 2.4 and have to say I'm thrilled to bits with it . I'm sorry to post yet another starting query but I have had a good look through the previous threads and can't find any with the same symptoms as mine which are as follows. Won the van on eBay...
  18. Need help, got a few problems.

    Engine & Gearbox
    My '93 VW T4 1.9 800 special is slowly loosing oil and that's my first problem when going round corners after a month of putting new oil in the oil light starts coming on so it must be loosing quite a bit but there isn't masses of oil collecting under the van however there are a few drop here...
  19. Can't remove glow plug

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, Been having issues starting my 2.5 TDI AJT engine. It seems to be a bit slow to fire up when cold. So I figured I'd change the glow plugs. I've changed 4 out of 5 of them but got stuck on the 3rd. It was really tough to turn so I borrowed a decent set of sockets and managed to losen it...
  20. Help please! Smoke and lots of it plus misfiring.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I've recently acquired my 98 1.9td T4. It has mostly been running fine. Apart from in the last month it has had just a little spluttering on start up. I didn't really think anything of it. I had tried running a bit of veggie oil too but not much as I wasn't sure about what I was doing. I...
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