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    Sticky: FYI found two Russian you tube videos that showed...

    FYI found two Russian you tube videos that showed up in my recommended feed where they are honing out and re-sleeving injector bores, using liquid nitrogen to shrink the sleeves before fitting.
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  2. Yeah seems to be tons in the UK, but have not...

    Yeah seems to be tons in the UK, but have not heard of anyone outstanding here, and I'm not new to diesels!
  3. Where to get PD injectors tested / serviced?

    Hi All,

    Want to get my Transporter T5 PD injectors inspected, I've bought a full tested and refurbished set out of the UK, and have my old ones left over, some of which may still be serviceable,...
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    Hard to say without a Vag com scan, but if the...

    Hard to say without a Vag com scan, but if the car turns over on start at normal speed ( battery ok ), hard starting is lack of fuel. So too is the coil light never comes on a lack of heater coils...
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    Yep, easy fit, although the base is a lot shorter...

    Yep, easy fit, although the base is a lot shorter in height, so you have to pump them up to maximum to get to the height where the yeti seats START. If you are shorter and have the seat pumped up at...
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    Sticky: This van had better be a joy to drive in the...

    This van had better be a joy to drive in the end!!

    The latest.....well, the upside is I'm pretty much going to have a rock solid engine by the end of all this, the down side it the time and money...
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    Sorry not been on here lately. Personally no...

    Sorry not been on here lately.

    Personally no way I'd cut corners with anything but a name brand turbo from Darkside. It's a PITA to put in and I wouldn't want to be going back due to a cheapy...
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    Yep as above, just flush out what you can and it...

    Yep as above, just flush out what you can and it will be fine. A bit of petrol left in the bottom of the tank with a whole tank of diesel will do nothing at all given the dilution factor, probably...
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    Sticky: Spoke too early about no VCDS errors, they popped...

    Spoke too early about no VCDS errors, they popped up after a few small runs!

    Well some more developments, and a few more parts in the post from the UK. Turns out I have at least one injector down,...
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    Yeah I'm yet to actually drive any great...

    Yeah I'm yet to actually drive any great distance, so no idea how good/bad box is. My plan is if it's terrible I'm going to do a manual conversion. Still any auto box can be made better by messing...
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    I'm assuming it's the 5 cylinder 2.5 given the...

    I'm assuming it's the 5 cylinder 2.5 given the exhaust stud issue?

    Any Euro transmission place could handle the auto, it's not complex. Just make sure they use the correct fluid! I'd be doing the...
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    Sticky: Well after doing a LOT of priming, the engine...

    Well after doing a LOT of priming, the engine started right up and ran fine, I ran it at 2000 rpm or so for 20mins and it didn't miss a beat. Sure is a tractor of an engine, sounds quite...
  13. The thick graphite wedge style gasket has...

    The thick graphite wedge style gasket has probably failed, it has a weird crush type design. My Haynes manual only lists 25nm on those three turbo flange triple square screws, which sure isn't that...
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    Sticky: Well I'm at the point of cranking the engine, but...

    Well I'm at the point of cranking the engine, but ran out of light / enthusiasm to finish priming the fuel lines. Seems to be quite a few posts of people having trouble getting the engine to start...
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    What engine? The 1.9 is very different in setup...

    What engine? The 1.9 is very different in setup to the 2.5 TDI etc etc, petrol will be more like the 1.9 TDI etc.

    The actual clutch on the front of the AC units are commonly the source of funny...
  16. The exhaust manifold studs for sure, common...

    The exhaust manifold studs for sure, common issue.

    Typically the end head studs snap as the manifold heat cycles and warps unevenly. Mine broke one stud on the first cylinder ( drivers side ) and...
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    Sticky: Ok just a quick update, things have slowed down...

    Ok just a quick update, things have slowed down as I wait for tools / bits to arrive before full reassembly, looking like next week. I have since drained the auto fluid and removed the old filter,...
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    I assume your engine looks like this. If so I've...

    I assume your engine looks like this. If so I've highlighted the flapper valve you should ideally remove and clean, but in the very least use some Liquimoly DIESEL upper intake cleaner, introduced...
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    What engine do you have?

    What engine do you have?
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    I'm just guessing, but the T5 I recently bought...

    I'm just guessing, but the T5 I recently bought at 277kms had its EGR valve 3/4 blocked with oil and blowby, yet everything else was pretty clear. It sure seems to be a crud collection point. Do you...
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    Sticky: OK new development today, took the sump off and...

    OK new development today, took the sump off and cleaned it out, was in good shape with very little metal. Hooray!

    To get the sump out, you have to undo the rear and drivers side mounts and jack...
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    I've no T4 experience, but did come across this...

    I've no T4 experience, but did come across this recently:

    the unseen bolt ? | VW T4 Forum - VW T5 Forum
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    Sticky: And a link to all the videos that have been super...

    And a link to all the videos that have been super helpful:

    Elring PD injector service: Elring | O Ring, Pumpe, Düse - fachgerechter Einbau by GÖHRUM Fahrzeugteile GmbH - YouTube

    Elring head...
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    Sticky: So to summarize, the special tools I've needed so...

    So to summarize, the special tools I've needed so far:

    2.5 TDI timing / lock set, my $185 China set has been just fine.

    53479

    The Water pump set, apart from the puller, no name China set OK,...
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    Sticky: Apologies for the huge wall of text above, didn't...

    Apologies for the huge wall of text above, didn't think to take any pictures as posting online wasn't on my mind.

    Here's a nice pic to brighten things up of the excellent injector bridge. Took me...
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