Recently, I have upgraded the rear lights on my VW T5 campervan from the stock lights to a brand new set of LED lights. The front end of my T5.1 looks really nice with the updated styling and body kit, but I felt the rear was starting to look very slightly dated. Upgrading the rear tail lights to a LED cluster has really freshened up the back end of the van and once I add a rear spoiler I think it will look just as good as the front.
In this 5 minute video I look at the basic fundamental things to check for when you are buying a used VW T5 campervan. Watch this video in conjunction with my written article on 'common problems' for even more tips..... this can be found here
In this video I show you how to change your oil and filters in a 2.0 TDI VW T5.1
I also show you how to reset the service indicator. Hopefully once you have watched this video a couple of times, you will feel confident in having ago at changing the oil and filter in your own VW T5. Essentially this is the main task that a dealership undertakes when they service your transporter - but they charge a small fortune!
Total cost for me to do this myself in my own T5 van was around £68 and that is only because the T5 2.0 TDI takes 7 litres of a high spec oil.
Whilst I am not a mechanic, I have looked around and bought a few used cars in my time. I thought it might be useful to share my experiences of what to look out for when buying a used VW Transporter T5. Please don’t take this article as all-encompassing or as gospel, but treat it as a source for a few extra tips that you may not have thought of to add to your other research.
General tips for buying a used VW T5
On Saturday night the clocks went back - what better time is there to go wild camping? Pick a remote spot, fire up the gas heater and fend off the colder, longer night. Fully off grid in the VW T5 with temperatures outside dropping to 3°C, we were toasty & warm inside. With scenary like that, why be anywhere else? Here are a few photos.....