Undercarriage Cracks?

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  1. Bentley T6

    Bentley T6 New Member

    Hi everyone, I joined back in August and my plan was to get a T6 and get converting over winter. I have now found a van and will be collecting in 2 weeks. One thing I noticed when I went to view was some cracks to the underside. Can anyone tell me if this is something to be concerned about? Is it a case of poor jacking positioning or a weak plastic undercarriage protection (seen this in a t4 forum)? It looks like it’s under the fuel tank and all along the left hand side. I didn’t spot it while there, only when reviewing my video later.

    Any suggestions or advice welcome. Thanks in advance,

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  2. Pete C

    Pete C T30 102bhp converted to camper VIP Member T6 Guru

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    That doesn’t look good, even if it is “just” plastic.
    I would need to compare your picture with the underside of my T6 to work out what exactly is cracked.
    Got any more pictures or footage ?

    Pete
     
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  3. Bentley T6

    Bentley T6 New Member

    Hi Pete,
    No, I took a video under the van assessing the suspension etc. Didn’t spot it until I had driven 3hrs home and was looking over video... will see if I can pause it any better....

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  4. Pete C

    Pete C T30 102bhp converted to camper VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Ok. I should be fitting our winter tyres tomorrow, so will have a look under ours to try and work out what is cracked on yours.

    Pete
     
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  5. Bentley T6

    Bentley T6 New Member

    Hi Pete,

    can’t seem to upload video as it might be too big, but have screen grabbed a few shots of the cracks. Van is a LWB and the cracks seem to be just in front of the rear wheels on each side.... wish I had spotted it there and could have asked while it was on ramps... it’s on both sides which makes me think it may be poor lifting / jacking but want to be sure before I take delivery....

    thanks for looking Pete, hope to contribute a lot more when I get going with my conversion.

    Andy

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  6. Ed Webb

    Ed Webb Webber VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    These underbody protection panels go really brittle. Mine shattered in that area when making alterations to allow for sidebars.
    Mine has since completely vanished when hitting a deep puddle a tad too hard.
    It's a common issue however if I was you I'd personally like to check for damage under that panel when collecting.
     
  7. Pete C

    Pete C T30 102bhp converted to camper VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Had a look on my SWB, and it's almost certainly the plastic protection panels. I would want to understand why they are cracked like that.
    How many miles has it done, and has it had any mods underneath ?

    Pete
     
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  8. Bentley T6

    Bentley T6 New Member

    Hi Pete,

    thank you so much for taking a look. Van is a 67 plate with 27k on the clock. No obvious mods as it’s still a LWB kombi. Only things I know, suspension springs changed by Leighton Vans and it has the side running bars but wouldn’t expect to see cracks there from these.

    I have highlighted to the dealer who has said he will look and will let you know an update (hopefully before delivery date).
    Really appreciate you taking a look though.
    Thanks again,

    Andy
     
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