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Volkswagen Transporter Questions & Answers (page 4)

Windsong Cabins G.
Windsong Cabins G. · Transporter T4 (1994-2003)

where do i check the auto oil in my 1988 auto transporter

Derek · Transporter T4 (1994-2003)

Have just bought a T4 2.5L Diesel with 195km. Have just noticed the diesel sensor dash light flashing nonstop. Any ideas? Cheers, Derek

Tassman · Transporter T4 (1994-2003)

Hi all, I have hear that the 2.5ltr petrol engines are bullet proof. is this the case? I am looking at 177k caravelle for $2k full service history from new one owner never been in a crash, no rust with a slight crunch in first gear if you rush it. Paint is a little down, needs CV's done and a windscreen. Are they prone to leaking oil anywhere? Aircon seems like it will only just cool front passengers but otherwise a very clean unit. Just looking for some feedback as it is 25 years old.


Hi, pitty I didn't see your question a few days ago because you've probably already decided by now. In case you're still looking for advice though, speaking from my own experience with my van it does seem as though these engines are very reliable. Mine has done around 300.000 now and still going strong no matter how hard I push it. It still has the original box too which I was pretty impressed by considering how much work it has done in its life. The only leak I've had in mine is from the sump plug and the filter so if you keep up the servicing you should be ok. I've heard mixed reports about the reliability of these engines from different people so from what I gather they're great as long as you keep the oil up to them. Hopefully the one that you're looking at it has been.

Luke M
Luke M · Transporter T5.I (2004-2010)

I have a 2008 Transporter and was wondering if it has a duel mass flywheel or just a single flywheel? Can anyone help with this?

Priit A.
Priit A.  

it has Dual Mass, assuming its diesel

Sharif J
Sharif J · Transporter

Can I Upgrade My ( 1994 VW Transporter - Diesel Motor - 1900 CC Turbo - Short Nose - Manual Transmission )

To One Of The New Diesel Motor- Like For Example ( 2.0 R4 16v TDI CR 81 - 176kW - Automatic Transmission )?

Rant · Transporter T4 (1994-2003)

My manual 2002 T4 petrol 2 litre needs a gear box oil change.The underneath of mine appears different to the 2.5 litre box, as mine has a drain plug at the bottom of the diff crownwheel housing, and a filler plug at the front of the gearbox casting. Can anyone add any info to the differences and why they are that way?

Jas · Transporter T4 (1994-2003)

Where is the best place to buy parts for a t4 2.5 van struggling to find wreckers in Melbourne?

branko · Transporter T5.II (2010-2015)

I need second hand gerbox for vw transporter 103 tdi lwb vin/chassis wv1zzz7hzah233337. Any help?

Darren Curry
Darren Curry · Transporter T4 (1994-2003)

I need a gearbox for my 1998 t4 transporter can l use a gear from. A1994 t4 transporter?

JoF · Transporter T4 (1994-2003)

Hi there I have a 97 T4 transporter and I'm wondering if anyone knows if there's an anchor point to put a forward facing child's car seat in the front passengers side? The back seat's been taken out for a bed so obviously that's not an option.


A M G  

There are no car seat anchor points in the front row. You would need to have one fitted by a child seat anchor point fitting place.

Wasamax · Transporter T5.I (2004-2010)

Are the injectors the same in the 2006 model 5 cyl engine as the later model 4 cyl engines 2007 -10?

Disco M
Disco M · Transporter T5.I (2004-2010)

hi I have a 2004 transporter utility ,and when I turn my high beam on it blow the fuse for left hand light ,we have done continuity test from the light right back to the in cab fuse box and all is good ,globe is good ,we have tested relays all good, can any one help out there please?

Gazzabyron · Transporter T5.I (2004-2010)

I have a T5 transporter. Having trouble with starting. Turn the key nothing happens. This is intermittent. Any suggestions? Drives well 113000 on the clock.


Hi there,

Have you checked the ignition switch witch is just behind the key lock on you steering wheel

It is a~ $10 part and sometimes can fail very slowly try by pushing in your key hard when trying to start.

Not a big issues if it is that

Yantra · Transporter

Hey do 1998 transporter parts fit a 2004 transporter?

Christopher C
Christopher C · Transporter T4 (1994-2003)

can I get a roo bar to fit my 99 dual cab transporter?

Rob · Transporter

How often should a 1994 Transporter 2.5 petrol be serviced?


Hi Rob, for me 15000km is the interval, I do everything myself and have nearly done 500000km. It is all straight forward simple engineering made for the professional. Change the oil every 15000km (I do check also every time I fuel up routine as VW uses oil) check breaks and electrical system and you will have great and inexpensive motoring

A M G  

I believe sinar63 is right the book says 15,000 but this is with fully synthetic oil. If you are using standard oil like GTX or shell helix 15w40 I would recommend changing more frequently minimum of 10,000 kilometres 7,500 would be better. I did over 200,000 kilometres in my 03 T4 kombi without any issues whatsoever. I used valvoline XLD 15w40 at 10,000klm intervals.

You can get filters on eBay Sakura brand for $22.00 ish. Pretty good filters. (I wouldn't buy anything cheaper they probably have nothing inside). Beats the $40 plus at auto parts store. Make sure it's the right one they have a big nut on the bottom you usually need to tighten with a socket 27mm so they don't leak there is a cheaper alternative that doesn't have the nut but they can't be tightened easily and usually leak from the gasket.

les · Transporter T5.I (2004-2010)

Have a 2008 Transporter Blowing water out of top tank would it be a blown head gasket has no water in oil.

Tristan Edwards
Tristan Edwards · Transporter T4 (1994-2003)

Hi dose anyone no where the computer is situated on th T4 1996 Volkswagen transporter 2.5ltr petrol 5cylinder and what model code reader will adapt to the plug if somone could email me plse [email removed] as the van is starting then cutting out 3 seconds everytime thanks.

Brett W.
Brett W.  

hi i am having the same problem can you give me any information on what you have done please

Momo · Transporter T5.II (2010-2015)

My vw transporter is losing oil and lost a lot of power. What could be the cause?

Big M.
Big M.  

If oil not visibly leaking anywhere mine was getting blown out of one of the turbos ( tdi 400 bi turbo)
the main larger one

Dave · Transporter T4 (1994-2003)

Who sells water hoses for 1996 VW Transporter? VW has deleted them in Australia

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