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#637 of 854 Re: vw 2002 Eurovan [piff]
May 30, 2006 (9:46 pm)
I also have a 2002 EV and started out with a small pop-up approx 1800 lbs with no issues in towing or making any type of grade climb. We've upgraded to a 2002 Shamrock 18' Trailer with a dry weight of 2850 lbs. / 3500-3600 lbs fully loaded.
VW manual states that it has a towing cap. of 4500 lbs however I would not try it.
On straight away it will do 60-75 no problems. It does require a drop down to third on most hills and sometimes 2nd. Worst hill that I've come across to date is the grade from Bishop, Ca. to Mammoth Lakes, Ca. were it dropped down to 1st gear with a speed of 15mph.
Also recommend adding air bags to rear suspension (about $70 - http://www.performancecenter.com/autoparts/air_lift/air_suspension_systems/alf60- 789.html) along with a weight distribution system on towing setup.
#638 of 854 Re: Brake Pads [paysley]
May 30, 2006 (10:03 pm)
Autozone has the tool that you need to push the pistons in. They lend these out for a $40 deposit or you can keep it for $40.00. Worth the money considering the cost that the dealer charges for doing the job. Takes about an hour to replace both front and rear.
Make sure not to push pistons in to quickly as fuild may over flow from master cylinder resevoir.
#639 of 854 Re: My Eurovan 2002 Won't start [shamos]
May 30, 2006 (10:11 pm)
Had a similar issue when we first bought ours. Does it happen with all of your keys or just one?
Our problem was that the keys needed to be reprogramed. If this is the case you will need bring it to the dealer for reprogramming. Also remember to bring all of the keys since they will all have to be reporgrammed.
#640 of 854 Re: Buying VW was the worst financial decision ever made? [hansienna]
Jun 02, 2006 (3:33 pm)
Not for me. I am the happy owner of a 1971 camper bus and I absolutely love that thing. Yes, there is user maintenance but none of it is rocket science nor time consuming. Heck. a engine is yanked in 45 minutes if needed.
The bus is a labor of love, it is more than just transportation. I have so much fun driving it and feel so free...so unrushed....traveling along in it.
And it is downright sexy. My wife, who is Korean, also loves it. And yes, we broke it in.
#641 of 854 Re: Eurovan electrical problems [jsoria]
Jun 04, 2006 (8:19 am)
I had the same problem with an 01. It is the ignition switch. When the Van is running you can hold the switch full on and the lights and everything else will come back on. My Dealership replaced it at no charge...They had the same problem with the Jetta...
#642 of 854 1999 Eurovan Fan Blades
Jun 05, 2006 (7:57 am)
My 1999 Eurovan is the Winnebago camper model. It has two identical electric cooling fans. The auxiliary fan, the one that only kicks on when you run the A/C or the engine is REALLY hot, had a crack develop in the fan blade assembly. Every repair shop I've talked to has said that I must replace the entire fan (over $500!), but the fan is FINE! Most fans appear to have replaceable fan blade assemblies, but they say this one does not.
Does anyone know if there is actually a way to change just the blade assembly? Could I substitute a similar fan blade assembly?
Can anybody help me to find a replacement blade assembly from a scrapped vehicle? Or direct me to someone who might?
#643 of 854 Re: 1999 Eurovan Fan Blades [bobcor]
Jun 07, 2006 (10:42 am)
I had my main fan bust the other day on the freeway. It was so loud and shakey that I thought my engine was about to blow up. I just started looking for a replacement today and so far have found a replacement blade at https://www.1stvwparts.com/partscat.html for about $50
I also found the whole assembly at http://catalog.vw-auto-parts-wholesale.com/?make=VW&year=1999&Submit=Search+Now%- 21 for about $370
I don't know if there is a difference. The picture of the whole assembly looks like maybe the blades aren't replacable. I still have to pull the assembly off the EV and take a looksee. good luck
#644 of 854 Re: 1999 Eurovan Fan Blades [corypark]
Jun 11, 2006 (7:43 am)
Thank you! The dealer has told me that this particular model of Eurovan has fans for which the blades can't be exchanged (but every other model can). Which Eurovan do you have? Is it the Winnebago camper van? I'd be curious to hear if the blades on yours look removable.
I'll be trying to check that out on mine as well.
#645 of 854 Re: Personal Importing.... [roqued]
Jun 12, 2006 (9:41 am)
Any update on this. I would never try personally importing it, as if the VW running costs in this country are not already insane, that is a recipe for disaster.
That said I eagerly await them putting the T5/Multivan/Caravelle on the market, specially if they put in the new 3.6 V6. It doesnt look like its going to happen though since this model has been out in Europe for at least 2 years. I used to have a '96 Caravelle 2.6i (vanagon) in South Africa where they are still cult vehicles to families and outdoorsmen alike, and like the thought of getting its latest incarnation when it finally arrives here.
#646 of 854 Re: Eurovan '93 MV on ebay [horsefacedufus]
Jun 12, 2006 (3:02 pm)
Looking for right rear tail light lens. Thanx for any help