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Started to work down the mot fail sheet.
Boot catch and latch now replaced.
Rear brake pipes replaced.
Black smoke and also boost / no performance sorted... found leaking intercooler / charge air cooler had let go so a new one was fitted and sorted that out cheap easy fix.
Next job is the broken rear coil spring.
ABS unit fault... will be checking wires and fuses first then send it off for a full repair.


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Intercooler is a common issue with T5s, a few people have fitted an upgraded version (wish I’d known before I had mine replaced:(). The list will get shorter and you’ll be able to enjoy your bus again T:
 

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Intercooler is a common issue with T5s, a few people have fitted an upgraded version (wish I’d known before I had mine replaced:(). The list will get shorter and you’ll be able to enjoy your bus again T:
Only had it a week today so I've not actually enjoyed it yet haha.
But fingers crossed be on road for new year.
Intercooler was a bargain at £80 and bit of time to fit.

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Only had it a week today so I've not actually enjoyed it yet haha.
But fingers crossed be on road for new year.
Intercooler was a bargain at £80 and bit of time to fit.

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I bought an £80 intercooler from eBay wasn't a bargain when it inflated like a balloon within a year ! Forge cooler fitted now T: fit and forget
The spending never ends bud :D good luck and welcome to the forum bud T:
 

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I bought an £80 intercooler from eBay wasn't a bargain when it inflated like a balloon within a year ! Forge cooler fitted now T: fit and forget

The spending never ends bud :D good luck and welcome to the forum bud T:
Hopefully this should be ok as it wasnt from ebay.
Got it from the local motor factors we use so should have some sort of warranty.
I looked on forge website and couldn't see one for my model.


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Yep i have fitted forge hoses as well on my 1.9 + stainless steel exhaust and a rolling road map 147.7 bhp no race car but i nice comfortable drive T:



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORGE-Boost-Hose-Kit-for-the-VW-T5-1-1-9TDI-2003-2010-FMKT020-Blue-Red-Black-/141874787426
Think these will be a must in the future.
Little update.
New spring on o/s/r replaced.
New screen washer pump replaced.
Wire repair for outside temp sensor repaired.
Bonnet strut fitted... instead of buying the bonnet rod.
Next are rear discs and pads and both calipers.

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I had to google images to find the right orientation, so many conflicting photos, finally went back on Travelin-Lite's website and followed their stock photo I:
Its the way all gas struts should be
That way up the oil in the struts lubricates the seals with every use
The other way up they will dry out and the strut lifespan will be drastically reduced T:
 

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Its the way all gas struts should be
That way up the oil in the struts lubricates the seals with every use
The other way up they will dry out and the strut lifespan will be drastically reduced T:
Gottcha, was wondering what the difference meant, everyday's a school day T:
 

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New rear brakes getting fitted tomorrow so I thought why not paint the new calipers.
So when I get bigger alloy wheels they should look better


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