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  1. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys, I’m Joe from Woking in surrey. I’m posting this on behalf of my Dad who has a 1997 T4 Caravelle. It’s a 2.4 D and had the automatic transmission. the alternator belt snapped, made its way into the cam casing and made the belt jump one tooth. Luckily no damage done to the engine! I...
  2. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, After belts replacement (and also cylinder head cover gasket), I got a long cold start on my 2.5 TDI (AXL) T4. When the engine is warm, it starts fine (but with different sound than before the replacement). The problem appeared exactly after the replacement (when the mechanic did the...
  3. Engine & Gearbox
    2001 2.5TDi, the uprated Volvo version. Drives very well, mechanically quiet, pulls like a train, chugs at idle, too much black smoke when pushed. So, not knowing what might / might not have been done (or needs doing) to my Van, I decided to take the plunge and book it in with Wayne for a...
  4. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi there, My 1.9td T4 has been running rough for a while now so I decided to have the timing belt changed. All went well until the problem started coming back, So I removed the injectors and sent them away for testing and the guy at the testing place told me they were full of water and he hadnt...
  5. Engine & Gearbox
    Dramatic Injector timing fluctuations … Trying to track down the cause of an issue where our 2002 Caravelle with the 102 horsepower 2.5TDi AUF (because it was once an auto trans - essentially an ACV) motor has been ‘coughing’. Under acceleration it will momentarily die, jerking the vehicle...
  6. General T4 Chat
    Hi, I've recently getting a ticking on a cold start and continues until it's warm. Don't think it's brakes or vacuum pump so believe the timing might need checking so wondering if anyone could recommend a garage or mechanic with all the equipment/experience to have a look over her reasonably...
  7. Engine & Gearbox
    Hello all, I'm new to T4 ownership. I've just took the plunge and bought a 1991 T4 2.4 AAB swb camper (lhd import from Germany) 163k miles on the clock. Anyway, the last owner had the timing belt done and it is quite smokey and has poor MPG (averaging 25-26mpg at 70mph cruising). Having done...
  8. Engine & Gearbox
    So travelling to spain and our 97 1.9 td abl 250k miles on the clock brokedown, we was recovered to a garage where the mechanic really wanted to scrap our belovered vw that we have had for 15 years now. So the last resort was to get her out of there quick, so had the recovery company bring her...
  9. Engine & Gearbox
    I have an 2.5 AJT and the timing keeps on going... In the couple of years of having the van I've had the timing done about 3 times with the last place (VW Commercial Dealer) saying they just lock-tited the pulley onto the camshaft (Their words). Is this a common problem and is there a fix for...
  10. Engine & Gearbox
    hi guys got a timing issue. timed the ahu up using pump lock cam lock and flywheel mark.starts fine sounds ok . plugged in vag com and getting code '00550 start of injection regulation'.on the tdi timing graph it says 'too advanced to plot' .i have moved the pump through the adjustment and the...
  11. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi folk, I have just had a look at my 2.5 AJT with VCDS lite mainly because the van is smoking loads. I got thee following results: Group 004 775rpm 1.8 BTDC Requested 1.8-3.3 BTDC Actual 14.7% Duty Cycle I have no idea what this means!! Also there is the following fault code: 18009 -...
  12. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Guys, I'd like to tune up my 1991 Westfalia Califirnia 2.4D AAB, it's a bit lumpy that's all... To do that I'd like to beg\borrow\hire a Diesel Pulse Adaptor.. anyone have one I can use.. ? Thanks Alan...
  13. Engine & Gearbox
    Afternoon all, A few months ago I took my van (T4 1.9TD ABL) to a garage to get the cambelt changed. Soon after the engine developed a tapping noise. I took the van back to the garage to ask for a recheck on the timing – they said the timing was correct. I took the van home to investigate...
  14. Engine & Gearbox
    My 1997 T4 2.5 has a strange problem: I was away for two weeks of summer holidays and when I got back, she wouldn't start. The car was otherwise running fine before it was parked. My ear told me there was a electrical problem, so I replaced the plugs, rotor and distributor cap, as I felt it...
  15. Engine & Gearbox
    I've spent hours on this forum looking at ignition timing threads. I've had more Golfs and Jettas of all Marks than I care to remember so I've looked through the Golf Mk2 and Mk3 Haynes workshop manuals and I've looked on Google, Club GTi, Vortex etc, but I don't seem to have the same set-up as...
  16. Wanted
    Hi there, I need a golf mk3 1.9tdi ECU as I'm having my timing done and been told that because my ECu is chipped that it won't work preoperly??
  17. Engine & Gearbox
    Morning all, As some of you are aware, I've recently changed the fuel pump timing belt. The van now starts up, albeit after a fair bit of cranking. It sounds OK once it starts, and will happily idle up to temp, but it's pretty fumey and if you try to drive it a pile of smoke billows out the...
  18. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, Its a 1991 1.9d 1x, It started playing up about a week ago and got really lumpy and poor power when setting off and took a while to start running correctly etc. then yesterday it would not start at all. Anyway I checked the cambelt which was in relatively good condition apart from it being...
  19. Wanted
    I'm in need of a rubber plug/cover for the inspection hole on my ABL engine as at the mo there is a gap where I can see the timing belt. I'm pretty sure anything off a golf or passat will fit? If anybody is breaking a van or has one lying around please get in touch with me. Many thanks...
  20. Engine & Gearbox
    Hi people .. Time has come to throw the head back on the engine and see if she goes. Does anybody on here hire out a BPC timing kit please. If so hit me up i need to use one . thanks
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