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Old 14-01-2020, 04:41 PM   #1
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Hi, any tips for what to look for when viewing a private sale for a T4?

The specific model is a 1.9 petrol high top Holdsworth conversion but any general things for T4's would be handy.

I've only ever had air-cooled vdubs before so am used to the lower 6inches being rusted but not sure on these waterboxer engines.

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If it's swelled up and ugly like a carcass dumped in a lake.....it's a t5. Don't buy it!
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Hi, any tips for what to look for when viewing a private sale for a T4?

The specific model is a 1.9 petrol high top Holdsworth conversion but any general things for T4's would be handy.

I've only ever had air-cooled vdubs before so am used to the lower 6inches being rusted but not sure on these waterboxer engines.

Thanks

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Corrosion, oil leaks general wear & tear. Best get an independent inspection carried by a specialist out before you hand over any cash. These are old vans now, so bear this in mind.

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