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  1. Flapping noise and no power at start

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, I've just had a slightly worrying experience in my T4 2.4D I hadn't driven it in about 2 months because of lockdown and just went to give it a spin. Engine started fine but could hear a flapping noise from the engine and had very little power. It moved but I couldn't get it up the ramp...
  2. Turned engine over by hand with cam locking tool still in place! 1.9td ABL

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I've been struggling trying to change my timing belt on my 1.9td abl for the past few weeks, one step forward, 2 steps back. Mainly the timing marks moving everytime I tensioned the belt. Well on one of my attempts yesterday, I got to the bit where you manually turn the engine over by...
  3. 2.5 TDI (ACT) snapped timing belt advice

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    Hi everyone, looking for some advice please. Timing belt snapped on my T4 on motorway. Not investigated properly yet so hoping just damage to head etc, not further down. Any advice on getting a new or recon head? or recon whole engine - there seem to be several eBay suppliers, any...
  4. 2.0 AAC head/timing marks

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi there, New to the forum. Have read all the threads on the AAC engine thus far but haven't quite found the answer I need to solve the problem. My engine has water in the oil. I bought it knowing this. First suspect is a blown head gasket. Previous owner had started to strip the engine to...
  5. Glow plugs or Timing issue? Two garages say different things :(

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, any help would be appreciated. My T4 has always been a little b**** to start but the cold weather of late means that she's very unhappy (I have to wait til the afternoon and hope + lots of smoke). I have to use the cold weather leaver even in the summer but this doesn't even work now...
  6. T4 mechanic / garage needed

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    I'm after a quote or recommendation for getting my timing belt, head gasket and water pump done on my t4. Tis a 2001 2.5 tdi on a 167k and lives near skipton at the weekends and Cheltenham during the week. So I am reasonably flexible where she goes to be worked on.. Grateful for any advice or...
  7. T4 2002 - Timing Belt gone... North Devon...help pls

    Engine & Gearbox
    I have a 2002 T4 2.5 and the timing belt has broken.... I was only doing 15 mph, and just lost drive... The AA advise a new engine... Is that it...? or is it fixable..? and if so, where can I go that's not a long haul from Barnstaple... Help and advise gratefully received. Thanks...
  8. 2000 T4 Transporter ACV 2.5 TDI Not Starting

    Engine & Gearbox
    G'Day Gang, My Transporter has died :* not sure why. When my wife started it there was a bad knock/rattle in the cam belt area. It idled for a short time then stopped. Now it will not fire at all but turns over freely. The cam belt has been changed 15k km ago and with the engine being cranked...
  9. New member and new owner.

    New T4 Members Forum
    I recently purchased a 1997 T4 1.9TD panel van to convert into a camper. So far I managed to get a quality rock and roll bed for £130 and I intend on building my own cupboards. I need at least one window in order that DVLA will let me register it as a Motor Home. I am hoping there is a cheaper...
  10. Pump timing off scale on vagcom 2.5 AJT

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hiya. Any advise on this guys? VAGCOM said the timing is too far advanced but I can't adjust it on the idler pulley as it won't go far enough Do you think the belt is a tooth out? Do you have any other advise? Thanks in advance.
  11. AJT 2.5tdi timing belt tensioner plate

    Engine & Gearbox
    Morning guys Just bought me a 2.5 tdi 1999 swb on Monday and first things first is to get timing belt changed with water pump etc, I've been told about a tensioner plate that is advisable to have replaced as the pin that holds the tensioner spring can corrode away and will bugger the timing and...
  12. Cam Belt change in North West?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Top of the day fellow T4 dudes. Can anyone recommend a place to get my timing belt etc changed in Liverpool or surrounding areas? I normally use Paul Schrader in Anfield for big jobs as he is a diesel expert, trustworthy if a little pricey. But before I go to him I thought it worth asking if...
  13. When should I change timing belt?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hey fellow T4 dudes. I used to know this info and have totally forgotten!! When should I change the timing belt on my 2002 2.4 tdi? Is it every 60,000 miles / 3 years? Many thanks in advance.
  14. Does my 98 Caravelle 2.5 petrol have a timing belt?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Just bought her and wanting to keep in good condition but I heard some models don't have them, anybody know? Also if the auto gear box is starting to slip (or grind) from first into second, up hills, under load, is it time for a new one? or can this be fixed. Drive great till she is full. 166000...
  15. Looking for a van (duh)...so here's the noob questions

    New T5 Members Forum
    I would like to say I'm sorry for my stupidity first of all lol :wzd I'm all new to this and as my partner keeps pointing out I'm starting to have quite an unhealthy obsession with getting a vw van :P lol ok this is a proper noob question I've read that belts should always be changed at 80k...
  16. 2.4D Timing Belt Broke / OFF

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys. Bad news here from Canada Was driving at about 80km last weekend when I smelt something burning, before I had time to slow down and pull over I lost all power. Got it towed to the mechanic. Turns out they are too busy to service for the next month. He took a quick look and said the...
  17. 2002 T4 2.5TDI Engine worries

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all new to forum so please stick with me. First off i know very little about engines so im afraid i will be vague at best. Basically my van broke down and would not start so AA came out and the mechanic said the timing belt was off and that it would have more than likely damaged my engine...
  18. engine advice

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all I have a 1996 800 special 1.9td and the timing belt cog bolt sheared off and I guess sending everything through the top. I was only pulling up to the lights so not high speed. I have taken the head cover off and there was some very thin metal 'swarf' around the valve covers. I don't...
  19. Is this a good price?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi just been off the phone to a mechanic, I've been quoted £300 to replace the glow plugs, timing belt and water pump. Just wondered if this is a reasonable price as I've never had this done before. I also might have a crack in the exhaust manifold. Any ideas how much that'll cost? Thanks
  20. Cambelt Change 1.9TD - Newbie question

    Engine & Gearbox
    I've just bought an X reg 1.9TD with 89,000 on the clock. Service history print out says that the timing belt was changed at 85,000 and that its had its 90,000 mile service (service history from Venson Automotive - it was a fleet vehicle). Question - did I ought to be getting the water pump...