Author Archives: farterland

Vibration after jet wash?

This applies to all cars, not only VW. Does it feel like your car is vibrating when you drive at speed? Did this start happening after you power wash / jet washed the car? This happened to me too. The … Continue reading

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T5 wipers not working?

So the wipers are fucked on your T5? maybe not… Pop the bonnet and let it slam shut. VW made a clever interlock to stop you losing your fingers if the bonnet is up, key turned on and wipers turned … Continue reading

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Now do you believe VW suck?

Hmm, odometer on my passat says 4.2 litres / 100km, but I’m not getting that good. Also the driveway stinks like exhaust fumes after parking the car. Maybe VW lied about the fuel economy? Oh, yes they did. Ah well, … Continue reading

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Getting headaches driving your T5? It’s exhaust fumes.

Until mid-2006, the  VW Transporter T5 with with 2.5  litre engine had a well known design fault with its exhaust manifold. The manifold is not made from cast iron, instead VW use a thin, sheet steel, alloy. The welds at … Continue reading

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2.5 TDI waterpump seal failure

Buying a used T5? Check for black oil in power steering resevior first and save yourself a lot of hassle. The power steering pump connects directly to the engine. It is sealed against engine oil ingress with an O ring … Continue reading

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