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IanD1965 wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 6:00 pm Had a T4 for 15 years. Did just short of 300k on it. Sold it two years ago . Replaced with T6 kombi 140 lwb.
Faultless apart from the side sliding windows. Leak regularly! They are still using this design in the latest vans🙄.
The only drawback is the initial cost. It’s our daily/ work van .
Did you fit a tow bar on your T6? Simple enough job?
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Pete wrote: Tue May 10, 2022 10:12 pm
IanD1965 wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 6:00 pm Had a T4 for 15 years. Did just short of 300k on it. Sold it two years ago . Replaced with T6 kombi 140 lwb.
Faultless apart from the side sliding windows. Leak regularly! They are still using this design in the latest vans🙄.
The only drawback is the initial cost. It’s our daily/ work van .
Did you fit a tow bar on your T6? Simple enough job?
Hello Pete
It was factory fitted. Easy to fit I think, the electric side might need a bit of thinking about. Like all modern stuff there are probably sensors everywhere.
Hoped to meet you at Blyton, think both of us were too busy. Maybe next time.
All best
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Wasnt impressed with mine after it fell over , the bloody mirror came off

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You have all seen my sunny yellow T5. I bought it from Gilders with 3000 miles on it and it now has 113,000. It's far more comfortable to drive than the wife's Honda. It returns me 40 MPG all the time (and I have been monitoring consumption since I bought it). It's been to Italy, Hungary, Lithuania, Belgium, Germany, Ireland and Portugal for IMM's. Sadly no more of them due to brexit. I dread having to swap it as I doubt my next one will be as good. With the rubber rear floor I don't bother with my tent at shows, but simply sleep in the back. Long story short, I love it !
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I felt the same with my T4. Had it 15 years and I put well over 200k on it. My T6 does everything better, 80 mph at 2000rpm. Bags of torque, takes 40 8x4 sheets of ply.
Just make sure you get an extended warranty.
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IanD1965 wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:38 pm I felt the same with my T4. Had it 15 years and I put well over 200k on it. My T6 does everything better, 80 mph at 2000rpm. Bags of torque, takes 40 8x4 sheets of ply.
Just make sure you get an extended warranty.
Make sure the dual mass flywheel has been changed! Just done mine, not 4 yrs old and only done 73k miles!
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Just Over a year left on my warranty. I’ll keep a ear open . What are the symptoms of a DMF failure or do they just go !
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The van will start sounding like it’s gained a rattle and gets worse over time. When you engage the clutch the rattle gets quite more noticeable.
(Almost very tapperty)

I have an extended Warranty but VW wanted £700 to diagnose but stripping the gear box out before they would even acknowledge the dMF had failed. I ended going elsewhere and had the timing belt and a few other bits done for considerably less than Vw wanted for the main job.
The van does a lot better mind just a tad annoyed of the expense on a 4year old van.
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Thanks for the info .
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colonel mustard wrote: Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:27 pm
VW wanted £700 to diagnose but stripping the gear box out before they would even acknowledge the dMF had failed. I ended going elsewhere and had the timing belt and a few other bits done for considerably less than Vw wanted for the main job.
The van does a lot better mind just a tad annoyed of the expense on a 4year old van.
£700!? Cheeky sods, any mechanic who’s ever worked on one with that rattle knows exactly what it is instantly. You can carry on using it for a good while with the death rattle before doing the clutch, it’s quite a handy warning that it needs doing. Mine’s got one which I knew about when I bought it (not that the seller mentioned it ;) ).
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