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Vw lt engine problems xpyda 5-30-03  
Im after a vw lt hi-top ( pref ambulance conversion type).
i want to use it as a camper / mobile sound studio.
i'm going for the lt on purely aesthetic reasons and only like the flat front model (pre 96?).
after searching for weeks ive now been told that the diesel 6 cylinder is renowned for cracking and that overall it aint a very good van, if i were getting one i'd be better off with petrol. the guy was a vw salesman but he recommended that i go for something more like a merc for cheaper running and reliability.

anyone want to give me a few pointers?

im not a mechanic.

Re: vw lt engine problems vw lt spare parts 1-11-04  
Contact the VW LT forum at or directly to

regards wout technisian of VW LT Club Holland
Re: vw lt engine problems steve harley 12-26-09  
My lt50 is draining batterys a full charged battery drive 5 miles battery dead, tried new battery not getting red light on dash to indicate alternator ?
Re: vw lt engine problems tammy royal 10-22-05  
I have a 96 vw golf.. the coil was cracked. went tand purchased a coil. and now have no power at all.. any suggestions?oh buy the way its a 2.0 motor.
Re: vw lt engine problems Nic Briers 10-12-05  
Hi, I've recently completely rebuilt the 1093cc engine in my mk1 Golf,(engine code GG). While it was dismantled I had the flywheel skimmed, the crank and pistons balanced, and the head was completely refurbished. Every component has been replaced, a brand new Weber carb (with a new shut off solenoid), a brand new bosch distributor, a new coil, plugs & leads, a new fuel tank, fuel pump(s)(!!), fuel lines & hoses, but I'm still having problems trying to get it to drive away. It starts perfectly, idles and revs perfectly but as soon as I go to drive it out of the car park it cuts out and sounds like it's running on three cylinders. It coughs and splutters black smoke but only when I try and drive it away.
I've had it compression tested and all is good, and the oil is as clean as the day I put it in there.(about five to six hours of ticking over and tinkering).
There doesn't look like much fuel is coming through the filter, it's just trickling through. (The filter is pointed flow downwards).
I have an immobiliser which a friend told me could have been the culprit to previous electrical problems but I'm hoping it's not that!.
I've swapped the relays over, not with new ones but numerous ones I've accumulated over the years of being a mk1 fan, but the car still doesn't want to play ball!. It still cuts out!
Please!, please!, please! help a desperate fool who just wants to have a trouble free Volkswagen?!
Yours hopefully
Nic Briers
Re: vw lt engine problems alex 5-23-07  
My timing belt broke on my 2001 vw passat how can i fix?
Re: vw lt engine problems Anthony Wharton 4-30-08  
I am looking for a replacement carburettor for my 1987 VW LT 31 van. It is a 2.4 6 cylinder (manual choke). The reg is D336 WJC (however the vehicle registration has been changed and used to be D558 SAM). The engine number is DL016651 and chassis number is WV2ZZZ28ZGH006269. If you can help me, or know anyone who can, that would be much appreciated.
Many thanks
Anthony :)
Re: vw lt engine problems Trevor Mclean 4-1-08  
Iam iooking for the engine type code for a 2004 LT28 2.5tdi
Re: vw lt engine problems Matt Jacobs 3-6-06  
The VW Bug is blowing out white smoke and not giving good compression could that be the rings?
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