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  1. B

    Made this rear bed/shelf system

    For anyone looking for ideas i thought i'd share my homemade bed/shelf. All in it cost me about £70 in materials. I wanted to make something that was Removable with no permanant fixings or holes yet fixed to the floor Fairly cheap to make Was tight to the edges of the van as to not loose stuff...
  2. R

    help with DIY poptop plan

    hi people of transporter land....first time i've done this kinda thing so go gently with this older dood. I'll cut to the salient point! I have had me likkle SWB kombi T5 (2015 plate) for a few years now and have been harbouring ambitions of poppping the top! ooh I've managed to acquire...
  3. Jon Sealey

    T6.1 Westfalia Towbar Fitting

    Hi all, it’s probably been discussed a million times but I can’t find a definitive answer. I’m wanting to add the westfalia towbar to my 21 plate t6.1 which according to the build sheet it has trailer prep from factory. So that ticks the easy box as such. The question is around the removed...
  4. B

    Rear aircon and poptop?

    So the van build planning took a break for a while but back on it, currently pondering the idea of if I find a decent kombi van with rear ac vents how difficult is it to reroute ducting and wiring once pop top is fitted, similar to that of a cali, I'm stuck on wanting a lwb or I think I probably...
  5. D

    Kill switch / quick question about wires and that

    Morning all I'm in the world of pain that is a 1500 page PDF of all of the possible combinations of wiring anyone could ever imagine might have been needed for troubleshooting T6 electrics. I have gleaned so far that SC56 is the magic fuse that's needed to start the van. If I follow the black...
  6. G

    Clutch master cylinder replacement

    I need to replace clutch master cylinder. Anyone got a guide on how to remove it as I am having a nightmare. I have removed pedal from the pivot point but I don't think that was right. I can't get the metal housing out. But refitting it the same way seems impossible. Also can I bleed it by...
  7. VesselPal

    Rear suspension removal 4Motion

    I've noticed that the rubber under my rear springs has disintegrated and I ordered those uprated powerflex ones. As I tow a lot and the van is loaded most of the year I also got 13mm spacers for the back. This is a 4motion, do I have to remove the cv axles to complete this task? I know the...
  8. Lee540

    Steering Wheel - Repair Kit

    Thought I'd share my efforts this weekend. Kit from Furniture Clinic, was about £21 with new customer discount code. Before: and After Not perfect but miles better!! Saved a fortune on a new wheels or recovered one. Might help someone out on here.
  9. B

    How to paint plastics (grille, trims)?

    Hi, I've purchased some front Grille Trims (ABS) and also some Wing Mirror Trim Lines (powder coated stainless steel) from Vanstyle, see links below: Grill Trims (ABS) Gloss Red ABS Lower Grille Trim Insert Set - VW T6 2015 - Vanstyle Wing Mirror Trims (Powder Coated Stainless Steel) Red...
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    Fitting an aftermarket splitter - fixings look flimsy.

    Hi all, Just bought a fairly basic gloss black splitter for my t6.1 and it came with some galvanised self tappers. I’m impressed with the rigidity and finish of the splitter, but am questioning the fixtures… They looked a bit flimsy for my liking, so I’ve got out some 25mm M6 stainless bolts...
  11. E

    Kombi Bed/storage self build

    Hi there, I’m new to the forum and I thought I’d post about my project. I bought a T32 kombi recently which had been a builders van and so I’ve embarked on turning into to a day van. Started off with soundproofing & insulation and carpet lining which went pretty well. Upgraded the speakers and...
  12. Garyf123

    Refitting my repaired eberspacher d2 heater

    Hi all, i recently posted about my d2 heater having H1 service fault and fault code relating to faulty motor. Happily, I managed to have a new motor replaced under warranty so happy days! I am trying to refit it now but have come across a small problem. On the heater itself, the diesel inlet is...
  13. D

    T32 front suspension removal

    No bank holiday trip for me until I replace one of my front springs that has snapped! Can't find a T32 specific video on YouTube. Do I need to undo all four bolts, two front and two rear, to remove the suspension leg from the hub? Can I get away with not removing the brakes and driveshaft...
  14. Bav

    External pop top cover for a Hilo

    Does anyone with a Hilo roof use an external pop top cover, such as the ones supplied by Rainbow Screens? If so, what is the technique for getting the cover on & off this pop-top, given its enormous height? TIA
  15. Murdoch

    EGR Elbow Pipe replacement - DIY job?

    Been told by VW today that my 2016 T6 needs a new EGR Elbow Pipe - and they want £229 inc Could anybody tell me if this is job for a DIY ? Thanks
  16. Strettyp

    Diesel heater - home installation

    With my gas bill coming in at an eye-watering amount last week, I am looking at ways to reduce the cost of heating the house, have got a newish energy efficient boiler, have dropped the temp on it to 17.5 and reduced the time slot it's on for etc Has anyone attempted to do this at home, mainly...
  17. J19WMK

    DIY Carpeting

    Just an update on the Van, carpeting all done. Panels individually done, carpet not tucked into drivers window yet. Van shades will complete the look.
  18. Primey

    Full service - volumes

    Hi all, I'm going to be servicing my T6 4motion 6 speed soon and was wondering if I could have some help with oil capacities. Does anyone know the volume of engine, gearbox, diff and haldex oils i need please? Cheers!
  19. R

    Andy of Sat-Navs-UK

    I started having typical issues with the Infotainment touch screen, basically not responding to touch, worse on the right-hand side. A bit of searching the forum and Google I decided the best option was to get the screen replaced. Found Andy from Huddersfield 07788 988178, also on eBay as...
  20. S

    Awkward it's an old T5 not a T6

    But i guess most of this interior is applicable to you guys......I kinda owe a dept to this forum and the electrickery implications i've stumbled into here.......... it's also probably the slowest of slow builds and I'm silly time pressed so you'll have to bare with me a tad. We are country...
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