Last post on May 22, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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#838 of 847 Eurovan 2000 pre-ignition knock
Aug 18, 2011 (6:12 pm)
Our 2000 Eurovan has 60,000, purchased a few months ago when it had 55,000 miles. I use Premium fuel and have added a bottle of Textron. The problem is that at highway speeds (55+ mph) I can hear pre-ignition knock anytime I press on the gas to speed up. While maintaining 60 mph, when going up any kind of hill (Indiana = hardly any at all!) I get pre-ignition knock. Once at the crest of the grade, and going downhill, the knock disappears. Driving on the flat, against the wind, at 65 mph, makes for constant chatter.
It seems the knock sensors aren't picking up the knock? I located the rear knock sensor tonight but haven't found the front one yet. They cost about $60 each. Do I have TWO sensors bad?
One guy suggested my catalytic converter was almost plugged. There are no CEL codes.
Any suggestions, please? Thanks!
#839 of 847 Re: Camper vs. Weekender? [stansibley]
Aug 29, 2011 (9:58 am)
I have a 2002 EVC with the double, center seat. I never use it. Like yours, it sits in the basement. Can you send me photos of how the single seat attaches ? Mine has 4 large, removable screws that the seat rolls over to attach. The seat is heavy. I would like to know if the same screws are used for the single seat. If I ever find a single seat, I would like to get one....assuming it would fit on the existing screws that are there now. The spacing may be different, that is what I need to know. Thanks for your time.
#840 of 847 Re: ABS warning light fails to extiguish - intermittent [97evc]
Dec 28, 2011 (11:17 am)
This is a failing Ignition switch. It happened to me this year. The part is $25 and the labor is rated at a little over an hour, but the actual labor could be more. Mine entailed over a day, but the garage charged me what the it was rated at. They said the switch normally goes out at about 80k miles. I had mine in for 190k.
#841 of 847 '93 Eurovan runs great when cold and like crap when warm
Jan 29, 2012 (7:10 pm)
I can't figure this out... When I start my '93 Eurovan in the morning it runs great for the first 5 to 10 minutes and then once it is warm it runs as if it has bad gas with water in it. If I hold my foot in a constant position on the pedal it will sputter and slow down and then take off for a few seconds like nothing is wrong and then bog down, etc., etc. Sometimes I need to floor it just to get it going and that works momentarily until it bogs down again. Oxygen sensor? Cracked vacuum hose? Any ideas. To repeat, once it cools down again (3-4 hours) it will run as if nothing is wrong until it warms up. Ugh!... Thanks, Bill
#842 of 847 Re: '93 Eurovan runs great when cold and like crap when warm [2bfalcon]
Apr 12, 2012 (7:30 am)
There are a couple of things you should check. Firstly, Check all Vacuum hoses, they tend to crack on older Eurovans and you could be getting "false air" in your fuel/air system.
Secondly, VW Techs say that Eurovan throttle bodies get really filthy. I would take the throttle body off (easily removed) and thoroughly clean it with carb cleaner and hereafter put a can of Berryman's B12 Chem tool in your tank every 3 months or so, not only will it remove moisture from your tank, but it will clean your throttle body and fuel injectors.
#843 of 847 Re: busted 1995 eurovan pop top [keybanker]
Apr 30, 2012 (10:11 pm)
I need help. My 1995 eurovan also has 3 or 4 cracks in the top too. I took it to a fiberglass repair place and they said because it it plastic they cannot repair it. Do any who has had success repair it can you let me know who you used and maybe I can get some info about the product to use. I would also consider buying a replacement top if anyone has had any luck locating a supplier.
#844 of 847 It can be fixed
May 01, 2012 (12:02 am)
Yes, it is plastic but it can be properly repaired by an auto body or boat repair shop.
#845 of 847 Re: busted 1995 eurovan pop top [jj76campers]
May 01, 2012 (2:26 pm)
Maybe you can get someone to repair it. you will mostly find that is expensive, no one will want to do it, and no one will guarantee the work… so why would you put that money and effort into a 15+ year old top. You know it will just crack and break in the near future.
After much consideration, we ended up ordering a new top. http://www.mobilityrv.com/ I think it ran us about $3,500 with shipping. Worked great and fitted just like the old one. I think they only built one of those tops for all of those years. I was worried it would be the wrong top or just off by a little bit… but it was dead on. Took me a day to move all of the hardware over.
We have had the replacement top for a couple years now and no complaints.
#846 of 847 Broke PopTop
May 06, 2012 (3:27 pm)
I once found an ad to sell a used one for $1800. But I like the idea to just pay the money to get a new one. That is what I would do. I wonder if they use a new poptop vent -- I understood that Atwood stopped making the top Eurovan vent . .
If you don't need you old poptop vent I'd like to get it from you.
#847 of 847 2001 Eurovan - burned out alternator
May 22, 2012 (7:17 pm)
I have had two alternators burn out within a year. There appears to be something pulling excessive amounts of current. Any ideas?