Got a 1993, 1.9d, T4 back in 2011 as a kind of early inheritance off my uncle. It had issues when I got it, leaking oil, water and diesel but he told me as long as I keep topping em up it’d run forever. So for the last 4 years that’s about all I’ve been doing as well as throwing a monkey at it every time the MOT comes round, not great with the spanners so garage bills mount up. I don’t do a great deal of miles but use it daily for work and starts after the 7th or 8th turn. That was up until Christmas. Battery warning light started flashing about month before, thought alternator probably shot due to the daily shower of diesel coming from the throttle spindle, before finally refusing to start at all. Parked it up and thought seriously about chucking the towel in, scrapping it, borrowing some cash and buying a T5! Misses hates it, the kids won’t be seen dead in it and the thought of having to throw more money at it for someone to sort it was doing me head in. A bloke at work offered to take it off me hands but something he said struck a chord. ‘You’ve got treat a T4 as a hobby’ he said. That sentence totally changed the way I viewed the situation, alright it’s a bit of a cliché but I looked at the problems and treated them as challenges. So in January I got me head under the bonnet to have a look at the extent of the issues and that’s where you lot come in. Having registered on the forum in 2013 and writing a newbie ‘hi everyone’ haven't visited much up until this year. If it wasn't for the how to’s and how not to’s posted here I wouldn't have attempted any of the work myself but I found (with your help) alternator just needed new voltage regulator (16 quid), water leak turned out to be a cracked coolant flange on the cylinder head (7 quid) and the diesel leak was from the throttle spindle/bush/o-ring (£50) and goosed fuel filter/pipes (15 quid), so I’ve got my van back on the road, saved a small fortune by doing it myself and enjoyed every minute (well almost)! So cheers to everyone that contributes to the site, keep up the great work and now I’ve got me hands dirty I will start contributing more. Although I’ve rekindled my love for the van the misses and kids still hate it but that’s an added bonus!