I have owned my van for best part of eight months and had lived with it for what it was (an under powered 1990 campervan) . I had seen all the posts on various forums etc about how bad these vehicle were on hills and in general in their standard guise, and had toyed with the idea of dropping in a different engine because i didn’t think i could live with it for the long term. However, i’d almost made my mind up that i was going to live with (and love) it for what it was.
Little did i know that there was actually a problem with the LDA boost controller. This was there to increase the fuel to the engine under load, and the fact that mine was knackered was a big deal as far as performance was concerned. This was highlighted during a service at Brickwerks.
So I set to rectifying the problem. The new ones were not readily available in the UK so I bought a second hand one from North West VW at a cost of £29 delivered. Fitted it and it made a massive difference to the drive ability especially on hills. So the van doesn’t need to be upgraded engine wise!
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