Last post on Oct 03, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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Volkswagen EuroVan, Engine, Van
Jun 15, 2007 (9:59 am)
i HAVE A 2003 EUROVAN AND i NEED TO CHANGE THE COOLANT. dID ANYONE TRIED USING THE REGULAR GREEN COOLANT? THE MANUAL SAID TO USE G12. SOME AUTO PARTS HAVE NEVER HEARD OF IT.
#7 of 14 Re: COOLANT TYPE [eurovan2003]
Apr 10, 2008 (1:07 pm)
Try Jiffy Lube, if you are in CA. They usually charge me extra for a top-up.
#8 of 14 Re: COOLANT TYPE [eurovan2003]
Dec 23, 2009 (7:55 am)
Do not use anything other than G-12 in any Volkswagen built after 1996. And NEVER mix other coolants with G-12 as it will turn into a sludgy brown goo that will block and corrode your system.
G-12 is specifically meant for your Volkswagen - Do NOT use anything other than G-12.
Did I mention not to use anything other than G-12 in your Volkswagen....?
#10 of 14 93 Eurovan 5 cyl. engine
Jul 31, 2009 (9:43 am)
recently purchased one of these, and was promply told to get rid of it because it "would suck me dry" money wise. Is this a bad engine or what? Any suggestions would be welcome.
#11 of 14 Re: 93 Eurovan 5 cyl. engine [cac2]
Aug 02, 2009 (7:17 am)
I have 2 eurovans and, yes, they can be problematic. However, EV owners really like the utility, etc. I get e-mail updates from a yahoo group site for EV's and many of the people posting questions and answers there are really sharp! Try this site and ask them. Much depends upon how able you are to do some of the maintenance and repairs as the VW dealers are not regarded too kindly among the groups. Many independent shops are knowledgeable about the eurovans but you willhave to ask and hunt them out to find the good ones who won't blow smoke up your ___ and charge to do it. The site is http//autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/ev_update/ Hope this helps, Bryan
#12 of 14 Re: 93 Eurovan 5 cyl. engine [cac2]
Nov 04, 2009 (12:44 pm)
I know I'm chiming in late, but just came across this post. I have a 1993 EV and, yes, it has its problems, but I thought I heard that the 5-cyl. engine with the 5-spd manual transmission was the "bulletproof" one-two punch. Is it Eurovans in general that you were told to get rid of, or specifically a Eurovan with the 5-cyl. engine? If you still have the vehicle, I may have a few tricks I've learned in the near-five years I've owned mine. I've got 125,000 miles and still going! I look forward to hearing from you. -Jack
#13 of 14 Re: 93 Eurovan 5 cyl. engine [cac2]
Dec 23, 2009 (8:10 am)
2 cents worth... I just bought a 92 Eurovan and the only bad part about these vehicles is the automatic transmission which are shite. What you need to do - right now before you get stuck somewhere - is comb your local paper or on-line sites and look for a cheap Eurovan or Transporter with a manual gearbox and do a conversion. Honestly, that's the only way to get piece of mind with this vehicle. Volkswagen seems to have great products and crap products and the Eurovan is a great product but the automatic transmission is the latter.
Oct 03, 2010 (7:15 pm)
93 Eurovan 5 cyl. engine I recently got this van and it wont start. My question is how do I get flash code from the black and white OBD connectors using diode test tool? Can't remember how to get into flash mode with my tool and jumper wire