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    Conversion Virgin. T4 Van to Camper

    Just parted with my money on my first 2001 Transporter T4 2.5 TDI 88 LWB and i'm planning turning it into a dual use camper/joiners van(literally just for a few tool boxes and the odd door at sheet of plywood) excited to make a start but first thing I'm doing is getting it booked i'm to a garage to get some essential things checked as it came with zero service history. First test was an hour drive back from county Durham to Newcastle and it pulled like a train so but so noisy due to it being completely bare in the back.
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    2001 Transporter T4 2.5 TDI

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    Cam belt, cam belt, cam belt.......
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
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    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

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    I'm guessing you'd advise getting the cam belt seen to straight away? i'm still not using it as my daily yet (still got a month of insurance on my old van) but when I do I want to make sure its not going to go bang. What sort of money would I be looking at to get the cambelt done at a garage?
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    To do properly with locking tools and setting the pump up with a dial gauge is a full days work and I will only fit genuine cam belt kits which have a two year parts and labour warranty, these are 225.40 and 80.46 for the water pump so easily 700 to have done accurately but most don't get done like this.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 7.5x18 Alutec Monstr wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

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