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  1. Oil level issues 1.9TD

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Folks, I've had my '97 t4 1.9td for a few months now. I've been converting the rear into a camper but with most of that done I'm now turning my attention to the engine. The oil pressure light always blinks before starting and it can take two or three attempts to get the engine going. Often...
  2. Oil Sump Gasket leak on 1.9 TDI 56 plate

    Engine & Gearbox
    I noticed a few spots of oil under the van and think it's the sump gasket. I wiped off the excess oil, ran the engine to temperature and checked again and there were drops hanging from some of the nuts on the sump. The right hand side of the gasket between the sump and the block looks a bit...
  3. how do I get the sump off my 1.9 1Z?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi everyone, this has probably been asked already, but I can't find it anywhere after LOTS of searching. just wondering about the hidden bolts. Looks like I have to take off the oil pump - is this just three bolts? Also looks like I may have to take a plate off the inner side of the gearbox...
  4. Anyone got a spare sump?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All My sump plug is stuck - like really stuck - and before I get serious on its , ideally I need a spare sump to hand - just in case. Van is a 2.5TDI (88hp) Cheers VT
  5. ball ache - no more! But i am still a nob-head.

    Steering & Suspension
    Since i bought the van 7 months and 7000 miles ago its needed an upper ball joint replacing, I've never known the van without knocking and without an increasingly annoying and unbearable squeak. Various work-arounds have been implemented whilst i tried to coerce my bro-in-law into doing a job he...
  6. Damaged Sump Oil Leak

    General Van Chat
    Hi all, Here's an interesting one...(!) My 1.9td LWB has been marking its spot since I got it. Having cleaned up the sump and had a look it seems the sump has been damaged and has been filled in the past and now is leaking, quite badly, especially after I put some engine flush through it at...