25

Nov

Bessie Tax - Did Someone Say I Was A Lumpy VWT5?

Created by Rosie

It was all going so well! My beautiful new wrapping outer look to go with the fabulous inside conversion, I was set to rock and roll!

However, it had been noted something was a bit off with my lights. Further investigations turned up something not connected and unfortunately, when it was, I just didn't want to have anything to do with it and refused to start. So although the lighting situation got fixed, with the thing not connected, I was running lumpy!

It transpired I had been given a re-con engine at some point - obviously I knew something had been going on when I was auctioned off as a non runner but I couldn't say anything - I'm good but not that good!

I was however, just what Bettertax had been looking for. They felt I was worth their time and investment and knew just who to call to get me sorted.

APS Ltd Brackley awards2014I was taken to APS in Brackley. Now these lovely guys are VW (Audi, VW, SEAT, Skoda and Porsche specialists: "APS is an acknowledged leader in the field of performance tuning Audi, VW, SEAT, Skoda and Porsche motor cars.")

They soon got to work on me, diagnosing and recommending. From what I gather there are re-con engines and re-con engines and it can be extremely difficult getting it all working well together again.

The prognosis was not good. It was decided I was worth saving and so... completely new bits for under my bonnet were ordered. Up on the ramps I went to remove that failing old heart, ready to transplant the new, along with turbo, clutch, flywheel and other such things VWT5 enthusiasts would know more about!

T5 new engine2  T5 new engine3  T5 new engine 1

For the "petrolheads" here's the complete list of what this poorly VWT5 needed to make me feel like new again:

ENGINE
TURBO
CLUTCH KIT
FLYWHEEL
TURBO GASKET
FLYWHEEL BOLTS
CLUTCH BOLTS
RELEASE BEARING
DRVIESHAFT
STUBSHAFT
2 X HUB & BEARINGS
ENGINE OIL FILTER
2X INLET MANIFOLD GASKET
1 X INLET MANIFOLD GASKET
1 X INLET MANIFOLD GASKET
ONE EXHAUST GASKET

I am currently still receiving TLC from APS. Most of my new bits are in. No doubt they will give me a completely clean bill of health before I am reunited with Bettertax.

I'll keep you posted!

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