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Graham View Drop Down

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Graham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 19 at 22:31
Thanks for the welcome! More of a mild reprimand..
I did look to see if anyone in the past had complained about the poor engineering at the public’s expense, re the door lock.

I expect if I look in the forum I can read about the right hand drive shaft problem, and the modified / longer gear box output shaft that is fitted together with the new drive shaft, 50k miles.
What about the magnetic ring on the c v wheel hub that disintegrates and wrecks the abs sensor, can I read about that?
I promise not to irritate you yet again going over old ground,
All wil be well if VW don’t engineer aircraft.
We are on our 5th transporter, the T4 was much more trouble free.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gregozedobe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 19 at 02:46
Also welcome, but you forgot to mention some of the other common annoying "foibles"  ;)

Dodgy crimp connector in wiring loom under driver's seat
Can't unlock passenger door so can't refuel
Exhaust manifold that self-destructs
Oil/water pumps that both leak and weld themselves into the block so you can't replace them
Fuel supply problems leading to hard starting
Leaking gasket between exhaust manifold and turbo
Turbo vanes sticking
"Mooing" from worn cam lobes (early cams were made of chocolate)
Failing auto transmissions (caused by VW claiming they were "sealed for life and the fluid never needs changing")
Failing ABS modules
Faulty rotary switch for HVAC directional control
Faulty free-wheel mechanisms for Alternator, A/C

And I've probably forgotten several "foibles" myself - maybe we should have a "Common T5 faults" sticky thread ?

Edited by gregozedobe - 05 Mar 19 at 22:52
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote T5 TDI Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 19 at 15:26
No reprimand intended Graham, not even a mild one!
Good idea about a common problems thread Greg. It needs to include any known fixes though. Or links to other sites where fixes can be found. Smile  
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