Mechanical

VW T5 Buying Guide

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

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How to Change the Oil & Filters in a T5

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.

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What to Look For When Buying a VW T5 / Common T5 Problems

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

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