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  1. White smoke from exhaust and engine/turbo...please help!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, Was hoping for a bit of help and have read through quite a few of the posts on here and they have been v.useful so thanks in advance. Just bought a VW T4 2.5tdi 2002 (Hightop camper conversion) from a dealer. Driven it to Germany and we have noticed we get white smoke when driving and...
  2. Van cutting out at 60 MPH (loads of white smoke pours out back)

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hey everyone! Van keeps cutting out at 60MPH. Loads of white smoke billows out of the back and either the engine completely dies (power steering and all) or i just lose all power. Seems to be struggling to start as well! Suspect theres a problem with the fuel? Any pointers? VW T4 2.5TDI 2003...
  3. T5.1 White smoke after software update over Pendle remap

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I've got a 2010 Caravelle 2.0 bitdi and its giving out a white puff of smoke. This doesn't happen when the engine is cold, only when it reaches running temp 90. Took it for a run as I thought it might be doing a regen, but it hasn't completely cleared it even after a 40 min motorway drive...
  4. White smoke and slow start after injection pump fixed

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, I have finally got my van back after 2 months on the garage! The garage took forever to find and fix the problem, loss of power and noisy clacking engine with white smoke. They started by sending off the injectors to be checked, checked the manifold, timing and turbo, all ok then they sent...
  5. WHITE SMOKE under BONNET

    Engine & Gearbox
    Can anyone help? Cold morning, ice on the windows of my T4 2.5TDI Multivan. I started the engine and turned the blower/heater to screen. After a few moments I head the whine of the cooling fan, and white smike escaping from under the bonnet on the battery side. I stopped the engine, the whine...
  6. White smoke engine juddering

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi Guys, Yesterday my T4 1.9TD ABL packed in on a 2hr journey, first symptoms after coming off the motorway were struggling to go over 3K revs, after pulling over the rev counter needle was up and down at idle and there was a lot of white smoke, had a look under the bonnet but could not see...
  7. t4 1.9d intermittent loud ticking noise poor idling

    Engine & Gearbox
    Basically just that, went on a long run (500 miles) Was running fine, then on the last leg of the return journey it sounded quite ticky This morning I started it and it labpured horribly, loads of white smoke. Put injector cleaner in and it hasn't really done much but I noticed...the ticking...
  8. i need help please 2001 2.4D ABB

    Engine & Gearbox
    I was going for a short spin and the van struggled when it got hot white smoke and rev counter jumping at about 3000 revs and loss of power it felt like the clutch was gone and i tought it was because it bites late as it did for the last 2 months but when i pull out the cold start switch she...
  9. T4 engine failure - need help!

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi All I was on the M4 last week on a surf trip to Wales when I felt a slight loss of drive, looked in the mirror and noticed white smoke out the back and white smoke from the engine bay. The van was recovered back home where I checked it over. It dumped all its water, so I topped it up and saw...
  10. T5 Big Cloud Of White Smoke?????

    Engine & Gearbox
    After having some work done on the AXE recently I was today driving up a steep hill when the van lost power put out a massive cloud of white smoke and then revved hard up to about 5500rpm for a second or two then the revs went back to normal. Was nearly at the top of the hill by now at the set...
  11. Starting problems and white smoke

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all. I'm a complete newbie and bought my first VW T5 a few weeks ago. It's been running fine until the last few days. It's reluctant to start on cold mornings, it takes a few attempts and when it does start there's a large plume of white smoke out of the exhaust. Once the engine is going...
  12. Why so smokey?

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi all, some advice. Recently bought a 2007 T5 2.5 130 LWB Auto Transporter Shuttle with 175k miles on the clock. Generally in good condition and had VAG commercial dealer give it a full service and look over and apart from a few minor items and a small oil leak seems fine. Since the service...
  13. Parked up for a month - 1/2 litre coolant gone

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi guys, I know the are lots of threads about coolant loss / head gasket / white smoke etc. I know this because I've read them all! I've been away for a month and the van has been used just twice in that time by neighbours. It probably didn't do more than 20 km all month. I was losing coolant...
  14. Diagnostic tests

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi, Please forgive my ignorance but what kind of things will a diagnostic tell you? I have a 98 1.9TD with 225000 miles on the clock. Every morning when i start the engine i get a flume of white smoke and engine runs lumpy unless cold start is pulled out (smokes even with cold start out)...
  15. Recon engine, flashing oil light and annoying beeping!

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    Hi, We've just bought our 1st T4, diesel 1.9tdi from ebay. It has, as the advert described 'Full engine recon and replacement turbo'. We've got a few problems and wondered if anyone else had any ideas?? The van has been sluggish at starting, the oil light has been flashing and there is a loud...
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