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after my smoke and lumpy idle issue after cambelt change, rhe vans gone bang yesterday. Im annoyed as I csnt take it back to the garage now as the guys had an accident.. so that leaves me in a right mess now.. anyone know of a decent garage in lancashire that does tdi conversions??
 

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Cheers dude, I'm gutted, my vans only got 100k on it too:( MV engineering have told me £3k for a tdi conversion so i need another option really.. Probably gonna have to stick in another td
 

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after my smoke and lumpy idle issue after cambelt change, rhe vans gone bang yesterday. Im annoyed as I csnt take it back to the garage now as the guys had an accident...
This guy had an "accident" shortly after he fcuked up your engine ??? Pure coincidence I hope...
 

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Check out some prices you can easily spend £2000 plus rebuilding a abl lump. You only want to take it out once so no point in not doing it properly!
 

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Check out some prices you can easily spend £2000 plus rebuilding a abl lump. You only want to take it out once so no point in not doing it properly!


If you find a low milage one their is no need to rebuild it. And once its converted, Its easy to get it out should it need any more indepth work later on. If i had the space id offer to do a conversion on someone elses van , its easy peasy...
 

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This guy had an "accident" shortly after he fcuked up your engine ??? Pure coincidence I hope...
Yep, fell over drunk!.. I've not even spoke to him about it since it went bang, the garage is shut. I cant see anything coming of it if i did tbh, never going to accept liability. He's not replaced the tensioner bolt on crank pulley and this has failed. Great.. Im tdi-ing now. cant find an alb so on the look out for a low mileage golf mk3 T:
 

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There should be a sticky on warning people about this crank pulley problem. Apparently its really common, wish id of known that before :(
 

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I've just swapped a perfectly good ABL with 93k for a 180k TDI and I don't regret a thing...very happy, a much much better engine.
The conversion was quite arduous though but there's lots of help out there.
 
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