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  1. Turbo problems???????

    General Van Chat
    Any advice relating to experience would be much appreciate before I have the shirt taken off my back?!?!?! Travelling to Scotland vehicle felt like it was mis-firing with juddering whilst in motion. Got to the point where it felt like it lost all acceleration and ow;ld only reach 50mph maximum...
  2. Turbo problem - hose connection issue

    Engine & Gearbox
    Evening all, I need to know if a quick fix will work or if I need to get this into a garage :* I'm having trouble with either the turbo inlet or outlet, not sure which one it is. Its the connection furthest to the right of the turbo connections as you look into the engine bay. It initially...
  3. New turbo intermittent loss of power woes.

    Engine & Gearbox
    03 T4 888 Special No intercooler. I have had a new turbo fitted along with oil change and new oil filter last week All was well till the weekend the boost packed up several times when driving,,, twice after parking up for a short while all was fine and working, I have also had to disconnect...
  4. Fixed turbo prob 2.5 axd, what caused the initial fault?

    Engine & Gearbox
    I lived with the over boost / lack of power/ limp home mode/weird noises for years. Bit the bullet and got a recon turbo off eBay £325! Fitting it was a bit of a pig, but a good tip is to get to it by removing drivers wheel. The bloke I go lt it off said the cokeing up (seziure) was caused by...
  5. Re-mapp followed by blown turbo, what now?

    Engine & Gearbox
    After 4hours driving at 85 so 3000-3500 rpm across France - the world ended and so did my 1.9T5! What to do now - please help! A- buy standard turbo get if fitted - with no re-mapp - I am worried it may have been a bad re-mapp that caused the problem B - buy standard turbo and have pendal...
  6. HELP Intercooler gone

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, I have found aftermarket coolers for around £220 + VAT New. http://www.gsfcarparts.com/parts/fuel-emmissions/air-supply/intercooler Anyone any experience of these against genuine? :* Good bad or ugly? Also and more importantly, anyone know of larger ones that will fit as well as...
  7. Turbo knackerd?

    Engine & Gearbox
    I have a 1996 T4 1.9td with apparently only 54,000 miles on the clock. I am getting quite a strong smell of burning oil which I particularly notice if I open the drivers window (seems to suck the smell in). The engine runs fine but uses a lot of oil and I get smoke out the back if I boot the...
  8. No Power when van starts ????

    Engine & Gearbox
    '99 Caravelle 2.5 Auto I nearly killed the wife and kids yesterday after I pulled out into traffic (the traffic been a Scania !!). I put the foot down but no power at all. The van limped along for approx 200yrds and then BOOM - it took off like a rocket and the air horn and glaring lights...
  9. Can anyone Help!!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I have a T5 2.5 130bhp, 2008 Transporter van that has done 140,000 miles. I have a 3 months part and labour warranty, that may be not worth anything, and I have had the van just 8 weeks. I was losing coolant, I took it back and they have bye-passed the turbo cooler, ( Ithink it is this)...
  10. New t4 1.9 turbo needed!

    Engine & Gearbox
    I have a 1.9 T4 Diesel 1997 P REG 800 special and my turbo is on its way out so I am after a new/reconditioned one. I have just been quoted £350 +VAT for a reconditioned turbo + my old one - does this seem a good deal? (its from essex turbo) Im after any advice for a good place to find one, i...
  11. air mass meter - is it dangerous to leave it unplugged long term

    Engine & Gearbox
    hi i have recently purchased a 2.5tdi 03 which is running on bio diesel. it seems to lack the performance of a turbo engine (albeit its only 88bhp) and seems a lot slower in some respects to my old 2.4 t4!! However, when i unplug the MAF air mass meter, the performance kicks in Ok. no sensors...
  12. Tindy'5 130 'destroyed' turbo

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, have just had a major top end rebuild including new lifters, camshaft, valves, oilseals etc at a cost of £1200. Got the van back a couple of weeks ago and last weekend ended up being recovered back to garage where work had been done. On inspection the garage has told me that the turbo was...
  13. Hi to all :)

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi to all, here to hopefully offer advice about turbos. I'm a turbocharger specialist with over 20 years hands on experience i also have a website with lots of information but i'll post that in a later thread as i don't want to appear like a spammer I hope i can be of assistance :)