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    Sunny, (From another thread.) Yes, mine's a DSG...

    Sunny,
    (From another thread.) Yes, mine's a DSG and the job is done. Ouch, a couple of times over. It's not only the DMF that's expensive, but all those VW bolts too.
    I'll travel over the next 6...
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    Oh, Sorry, the unmade part is from about...

    Oh,
    Sorry, the unmade part is from about Lyndhurst to the Qld Border - travelling northeast.
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    Hi Sunny, It's ?3 years since we were there. ...

    Hi Sunny,
    It's ?3 years since we were there. The road had been improved greatly and wasn't rough. There were mild gravel sections and some areas where there was a fair amount of dust, but not...
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    G'day Sunny. We've taken our T5.1 to Darwin...

    G'day Sunny.
    We've taken our T5.1 to Darwin from Brisbane 3 or ?4 times. NO major issue with roads at all. Kangaroos in Qld at dusk can be a hazard, but given there's been good rain in many...
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    Thanks for the reply. It is but also it isn't...

    Thanks for the reply.

    It is but also it isn't good to know others have troubles too!

    I was greatly encouraged by your last sentence or so. I too think this is a fantastic vehicle to drive and...
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    2011 T5.1 Transporter Flywheel woe

    Folk,
    I'd be interested to hear experiences/comments concerning a recent diagnosis by a trusted VW mechanic.
    I'd had a lightish chattering noise at idle (sometimes). It comes from the front,...
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    G'day Haydos, Yes, this is 15mm increase. I...

    G'day Haydos,

    Yes, this is 15mm increase. I chose these tyres because 15mm is the largest legal lift from tyres (in Queensland, at least) - AND I liked the tread pattern for rougher roads. There...
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    Pirelli Scorpion ATR 235/65/R17 108H have worked...

    Pirelli Scorpion ATR 235/65/R17 108H have worked well for me. On my second set.
  9. Somehow lost a message here! Thanks fellas. I...

    Somehow lost a message here!
    Thanks fellas. I appreciate the responses. In the end I removed the original clamp and then used a large hose clamp. Almost AOK now. I suspect issue was contributed to...
  10. T5.1 CV joint, Control arm bushes and some major grief

    I've come to grief. :(
    Tried to do my control arm bushes. On the first side, one was OK but with the press I have I simply could not insert the other. Had it done by a local, helpful garage.

    Went...
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    Thanks twistit. Actually borrowed a friend's...

    Thanks twistit. Actually borrowed a friend's press and the bushes eventually arrived but got caught up with my son's Nissan for weeks. Maybe next week I'll venture under the front corners of my T5.1....
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    Thanks Sunny. I greatly appreciate the reply and...

    Thanks Sunny. I greatly appreciate the reply and am encouraged. I have a friend with a press whom I'm pretty sure will be generous.
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    T5.1 Lower control arms and bushes

    I had a Seikel lift kit put into my T5.1 yesterday (after about 6 years of cogitating). :cool: AOK, but the mechanic reported I have worn bushes in both lower control arms (and a damaged ball joint...
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    Fitting a compressor into a T5.1

    Quite some time ago I did a mod on my T5.1 camper and just realised others may be interested.

    We do quite a bit of outback travel so I needed to have a compressor. I simply didn't want another...
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    Sticky: Greetings all, In April 2017, I purchased the...

    Greetings all,
    In April 2017, I purchased the VAG 17 diagnostic tool (Software Version 17.1.3) from a company that is no longer in business. I have not used it since the middle of that year.
    I am...
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    I've a 2012 T5.1 - campervan. The plastic...

    I've a 2012 T5.1 - campervan.

    The plastic "shield" on the RHS ripped off years ago (driving through shallow water, from memory) and I made a replacement with checker-plate aluminium. Kept the...
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    FWIW. I put an ECB bullbar on my 2012 T5. Pretty...

    FWIW. I put an ECB bullbar on my 2012 T5. Pretty easy to do but it does mean removal of the original (unseen) bumper bar and replacement with new bits and pieces. In 6 years it has scared all outback...
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    I put an ECB bullbar on my 2012 T5 and that...

    I put an ECB bullbar on my 2012 T5 and that required removing the full 'crash bar', if that's what it's called. Each side then they have two pieces of steel. One slides into the rail and bolts there...
  19. Diagram of vacuum lines etc for Bi-TDI T5.1

    Does anyone have a diagram of the piping for the 2012 twin turbo transporter?

    I am replacing the parts necessary to quieten the moo valve and despite a helpful time on the phone with Markee this...
  20. OUCH re the crease! It's an awful feeling. I...

    OUCH re the crease! It's an awful feeling.

    I didn't take out the extra warranty though probably should have. Since my vehicle ran out of warranty I had to replace a windscreen wiper motor. (The...
  21. Big Bug, What a GREAT place to travel. We went...

    Big Bug,
    What a GREAT place to travel.
    We went across a few years back whilst my T5 was still within warranty. Just as well - a bolt disappeared from a read brake caliper and the other one sheared....
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    Thanks Bryn I have just so much stuffed under...

    Thanks Bryn
    I have just so much stuffed under the two seats - smallish tools, spare batteries and bits and pieces, handheld UHFs and things I might need one day! I couldn't even THINK of that space...
  23. Hi Jonathan_k. Thanks for the suggestion. Have...

    Hi Jonathan_k.
    Thanks for the suggestion.
    Have a look at a new thread entitled "Mounting a Compressor in a T5".
    I have found out how to bore people.
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    Mounting a Compressor in a T5

    I'm prompted to write this at the suggestion of another member.

    Compressor Mount
    I wanted to put a compressor in my T5.1 Camper. I looked at as many brands as I could and read what I could about...
  25. Well blow me down. The battery has been back...

    Well blow me down.

    The battery has been back in for a couple of hours and all of a sudden the window open/close function is working again!

    Makes me feel a bit stupid - but then again, there...
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