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Volkswagon T4 transporter question
« on: 04 April 2014, 21:38 »
Hi I'm looking at buying a T4  seen a few but found a van its a T4 2.5 88 bhp model, I really like the van its really clean and has some nice extras. Mileage wise its covered 170k but has a full service history and a folder full of invoices and paper work. Problem is the van was making a strange sound that sounded like it was coming from around the alternator area it sounded like a lose belt but I decided to leave it until the guy had it checked. Anyway the guy has got back to me and explained that the oil pump has failed and the garage want £1000 to replace and fit it. He has offered me the van at a discounted price but im really surprised it would cost this kind of money. Just curious if anyone has done a oil pump change on a T4 and is the garage price realistic thanks.
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Re: Volkswagon T4 transporter question
« Reply #1 on: 04 April 2014, 21:47 »
There a forum just for transporters,I've got a t5 2.5 130bhp they're bomb proof vans,think you're unlucky with that news,sounds a bit pricey to me.try t4 forum

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Re: Volkswagon T4 transporter question
« Reply #2 on: 11 April 2014, 01:54 »
They're not bomb-proof, but they are pretty strong.  The question is whether there's any internal damage to the motor as a result of the oil pump not feeding the motor the right oil pressure.

I'm trying to remember where the oil pump is on the 5-banger.  I think it's somewhere like on the end of the motor, where the cambelt etc is, so you could well be in to a full cambelt and diesel timing belt change to replace the oil pump.

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Re: Volkswagon T4 transporter question
« Reply #3 on: 20 April 2014, 22:30 »
Thanks for the advice I decided to skip on that one and I have since bought another one but this one has a few issues :sad: oil leak coming from the rear of the engine on the drivers side and indictors started playing up. I have took it on a run to Devon this weekend and its been spot on just got to get this oil leak looked at once I'm back thanks again for the advice

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Re: Volkswagon T4 transporter question
« Reply #4 on: 18 May 2014, 22:38 »
I think transporters are a hideous waste of money. You could get through four 112 vitos before paying for one t4


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Re: Volkswagon T4 transporter question
« Reply #5 on: 18 May 2014, 22:46 »
Is that because the vitos would rot before you got you're money's worth out of it, I've had a vito and 3 transporters and the vw is loads better :smiley:

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Re: Volkswagon T4 transporter question
« Reply #6 on: 19 May 2014, 23:20 »
Agreed Vitos rot for fun and for no apparent reason


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Re: Volkswagon T4 transporter question
« Reply #7 on: 29 May 2014, 22:49 »
I think transporters are a hideous waste of money. You could get through four 112 vitos before paying for one t4

If your into that Taxi look then yeah Vito all the way  :grin: but the T4 is a far better van hence why they hold there value so well unlike the T4 wannabe Vito  :wink:
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