Wikipedia already has a pretty comprehensive page on the history of the Volkswagen LT, so there’s no point in me reproducing it here. Instead, I’ll use this page to jot down a few of the random pieces of info I’ve picked up along the way. It’s primarily intended as an aide-mémoire for myself but, hopefully, there might be a few useful nuggets there for the casual visitor, also.
- Leaking wheel cylinders on rear wheels.
- Leaking rear hub oil seals [which dumps oil into the rear brake drums, giving similar symptoms to above]
- Loose gearchange [worn balls in gear linkage].
- Perished leak-off Pipes on injector plugs [diesel]. Air in fuel system.
- Rust around bottom of windscreen [usually passenger side] & subsquently rain leaks around fusebox and pools under flooring.
- Rust inside where floor meets walls.
Capacities, Pressures, Torques
- Oil Change: –6l [without filter], 6,5l [with filter]
- Tyre Pressure: 55psi [+/- 5 or 10psi, according to user taste]
- Wheel Nuts: 250NM
- Crank Bolt: 450NM [when changing cambelt]
- Alternator Belt: 82cm x 1cm
- Halford’s Part no. HB813A
- Oil Filter
- Fram Part no. PH4854
- Eq. Part no.s: EOF054
- Fuel Filter
- Eq. Part no.s: Comline EFF018, P5328, KL180, WK851