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VW Camper Van Maintenance

At Suffolk Camper Van Hire we can complete small servicing work form changing lightbulbs, wiper blades, etc.. through to complete engine re-builds. Please contact us with any requests here. All prices include VAT

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Front wheel bearing VW T25 (not syncro) - per side, parts and labour - £80

Front brake pads - parts and labour - £70

Clutch replacement - parts and labour - (3 piece clutch) - £250
Available for 2.0 Air cooled petrol
& 1.9/2.1 water cooled.

Rear wheel bearing - per side, parts and labour - £80

Alternator - 1.9/2.1 watercooled 45A/90A - Parts and labour - £125

Starter motor - 1.9/2.1 watercooled parts and labour - £160

Mini Service 5,000 mile - £80

Full Service 10,000 mile - £140

Engine rebuilds - VW T.25 1.9 or 2.1 water-cooled petrol - we rebuild your engine - From - £1250*
*This assumes all parts such as clutch, carburettor, fuel pump and distributor, etc are serviceable. The rebuild includes a complete strip down and rebuild, replacement of all gaskets and oil seals, crank bearings, big end bearing, crank regrind, new piston rings, replacement oil pump, valves removed from cylinder head, cleaned and re-ground.

Mini Service

£80

VW T25 water cooled 1.9 & 2.1



  • Oil change using SAE 15W/40 multigrade engine oil to specification API SF/SG VW 501.01, 505.00
  • Oil Filter Change
  • Check front brake pad thickness
  • Check battery electrolyte level (plus check of leisure battery if fitted)
  • Check antifreeze concentration
  • Check and top up cooling level
  • Check condition of all tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check for fluid leaks
  • Check brake/clutch fluid level
  • Check and top up washer fluid level
  • Check wiper blades
  • Check function of all lights
  • A report will also be provided detailing any additional required work.
Mini Service

£80

VW T25 air cooled 1.6 & 2.0



  • Oil change using SAE 15W/50 multigrade engine oil to specification API SF/SG VW 501.01, 505.00
  • Oil Filter Change
  • Check front brake pad thickness
  • Check battery electrolyte level (plus check of leisure battery if fitted)
  • Check and adjust the clutch cable (where applicable)
  • Check and top up washer fluid level
  • Check condition of all tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check for fluid leaks
  • Check brake/clutch fluid level
  • Check and top up washer fluid level
  • Check wiper blades
  • Check function of all lights
  • A report will also be provided detailing any additional required work.
Mini Service

£80

VW Diesel engines (factory fitted)
Modified Engines can be serviced, but please contact us first

  • Oil change using SAE 15W/40 multigrade engine oil to specification API SF/SG VW 501.01, 505.00
  • Oil Filter Change
  • Check front brake pad thickness
  • Check battery electrolyte level (plus check of leisure battery if fitted)
  • Drain water from fuel filter
  • Glow plug check
  • Check condition of all tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check for fluid leaks
  • Check brake/clutch fluid level
  • Check and top up washer fluid level
  • Check wiper blades
  • Check function of all lights
  • A report will also be provided detailing any additional required work.
Full Service

£140

VW T25 water cooled 1.9 & 2.1



  • Oil change using SAE 15W/40 multigrade engine oil to specification API SF/SG VW 501.01, 505.00
  • Oil Filter Change
  • Fuel Filter Change
  • Air Filter Change
  • Spark Plug Change
  • Check antifreeze concentration
  • Check and top up cooling level
  • Check condition of all tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check for fluid leaks
  • Check brake/clutch fluid level
  • Check and top up washer fluid level
  • Check wiper blades
  • Check function of all lights
  • Check and adjust ignition timing
  • Check and adjust idle speed and mixture
  • Check exhaust system
  • Check and top up manual or automatic gearbox oil
  • Check exhaust system
  • Check condition of steering components
  • Check suspension and drive shaft rubber gaiters
  • Check front brake pad thickness check
  • Check rear brake shoes for wear
  • Check operation of footbrake and handbrake and adjust handbrake if required
  • Check auxiliary drive belts
  • Check HT leads, distributor cap and rotor arm
  • Check under body protection
  • Lubricate hinges and locks
  • A report will also be provided detailing any additional required work.
Full Service

£140

VW T25 air cooled 1.6 & 2.0



  • Oil change using SAE 15W/50 multigrade engine oil to specification API SF/SG VW 501.01, 505.00
  • Oil Filter Change
  • Fuel Filter Change
  • Air Filter Change
  • Spark Plug Change
  • Check condition of all tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check for fluid leaks
  • Check brake/clutch fluid level
  • Check and top up washer fluid level
  • Check wiper blades
  • Check function of all lights
  • Check and adjust ignition timing
  • Check exhaust system
  • Check and top up manual or automatic gearbox oil
  • Check exhaust system
  • Check condition of steering components
  • Check suspension and drive shaft rubber gaiters
  • Check front brake pad thickness check
  • Check rear brake shoes for wear
  • Check operation of footbrake and handbrake and adjust handbrake if required
  • Check HT leads, distributor cap and rotor arm
  • Check under body protection
  • Lubricate hinges and locks
  • Lubricate distributor
  • Check the carburettor or fuel injection idle speed and mixture settings
  • Check the operation of the clutch and adjust if necessary (where applicable)
  • Check alternator drive belts
  • Check contact breaker points and adjust the gap or dwell angle (where applicable)
  • A report will also be provided detailing any additional required work.
Full Service

£140

VW Diesel engines (factory fitted)
Modified Engines can be serviced, but please contact us first

  • Oil change using SAE 15W/40 multigrade engine oil to specification API SF/SG VW 501.01, 505.00
  • Oil Filter Change
  • Fuel Filter Change
  • Air Filter Change
  • Check condition of all tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check for fluid leaks
  • Check brake/clutch fluid level
  • Check and top up washer fluid level
  • Check wiper blades
  • Check function of all lights
  • Check exhaust system
  • Check and top up manual or automatic gearbox oil
  • Check exhaust system
  • Check condition of steering components
  • Check suspension and drive shaft rubber gaiters
  • Check front brake pad thickness check
  • Check rear brake shoes for wear
  • Check operation of footbrake and handbrake and adjust handbrake if required
  • Check under body protection
  • Lubricate hinges and locks
  • Glow plug check
  • A report will also be provided detailing any additional required work.

Diagnostic Analysis

Suffolk camper van hire has invested in obtaining a Sun Motor tester engine analyser. This is the comparible diagnostic machine that would have been used by engineers in the 1980's, proper "old skool" diagnostic anaylsis.
This machine allows us to diagnose engine and ignition faults and also to tune the engine setting tickover, timing and CO2 emissions.

Anti Freeze Change

The VW T25 is fitted with VW's wasserboxer engine (waterboxer is VW's water-cooled flat four, 1.9L - 2.1L) this requires a specific type of antifreeze called 'G11 antifreeze'. Not the antifreeze that is usually sold by many motor factors. On these engines the cylinder head studs corrode, this is caused by not changing the coolant at the correct intervals. Antifreeze contains corrosion inhibitors, which inhibits corrosion of the cooling system, the radiator, the heater matrix, the aluminium alloy engine and your cylinder head studs.

If the antifreeze is not changed correctly or the incorrect antifreeze is used the cylinder head studs will corrode. They will corrode to a point when they snap leaving an expensive repair bill. This can be avoided by regular coolant changes.

Over the years the original G11 antifreeze has been superseded as newer VW models have been introduced by G12, G12++ and G13. These newer antifreezes cannot be mixed with G11 antifreeze. There is still a supplier who can produce the original specification G11 antifreeze. As this is the recommended version specified by VW when these vehicles left the factory. This is the type we use.

The cooling system on a VW T25 contains 17.5 litres (a modern car contains half this volume) for the antifreeze change it is drained thoroughly flushed and replaced with a 50:50 mix of G11 antifreeze and distilled water.

This is a fixed price of £75.00