Road test and camping

My 1993 Eurovan Weekender MV has had its ups and downs due to a variety of automatic transmission issues. The latest round of fixes (new wire lead, used TCM pulled from a yard, and proper trans fluid and level) has

Oil plug stripped… and how I was able to remove it.

My 1993 Eurovan had a stripped oil plug. I was starting to be concerned that I wasn’t going to be able to get it out… and end up paying a pretty penny for somebody else to do it. Plus, I

Oil pan gasket, leak, oil plug… and more.

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My 1993 Eurovan had a persistent oil leak. It was consistently using oil at more than a “it just uses a little oil” rate. And I noticed a very slow drip/leak around the oil pan that tended to run over

Van solo

Just enjoying some music and the view.

AC condensation drain tube and wet carpet

1993, I pulled my carpet to clean it and found water under it about where the passenger left foot would be but slight closer to front of vehicle. There is also a tube there. It was clogged. I didn’t know

Have you ever seen a TCM that is damaged?

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UPDATE: as of 06/29/19 – My 1993 Eurovan is back on the road. I was able to locate a TCM (transmission control module) that was the exact part number. I installed it, and the VCDS scan found it. I cleared

Replaced Brake Booster – a world of difference

My 1993 Eurovan’s brakes were a bit squishy. The brake pedal area even made a hiss sound when I pressed on the pedal. After a bit of research, I came across this video. Seemed like a good chance this was

Oceanside Transmission

If you are in San Diego and your Eurovan needs some automatic transmission service or diagnosis, then you should consider Oceanside Transmission.  PLEASE READ UPDATE BELOW… I took my 1993 Eurovan there, and they performed an automatic transmission fluid

A VanJam with friends

Jason’s newly Raptor Liner’d 1986 Vanagon Westy Wolfsburg. 2001 Eurovan seats recently installed. New door panels and FatMat. More to come. I’ve been VanCoaching him. My 1993 Eurovan Westy Weekender. 16″s, lift, Bilsteins, FatMat floor in front cabin and side

Transmission cable fix

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I have mentioned here that I had a part of the wire/cable that runs from the TCM (transmission control module) to the transmission turned into a melted mess during a long road trip. Read more here. Well, the temporary fix

Exhaust manifold – 1993 Eurovan

It is known that exhaust manifolds from early year/model Eurovans are prone to cracking. I located an inexpensive exhaust manifold. My 1993 2.5L EV has a cracked exhaust manifold. An exhaust tech showed me a while back when it was

Noise Survey

If you are in need of a smartphone noise meter app, here is one for the iPhone – Decibel X Take the survey below or just  Show me the Survey results Loading…

Transmission reset procedure

Subject: Resetting the Eurovan Adaptive Transmission Sequencing The Eurovan uses an electronically controlled transmission which sets shifting points based upon engine load and RPM information that is “learned” from your specific driving habits. This information, which is stored in the

Ross Tech VCDS in San Diego

If you are in San Diego and would like to run some diagnostics on your Eurovan (all years) or VW, please contact me.  I’m willing to help, though the license with Ross Tech might need to be upgraded to analyzed

How to adjust/remove sliding door?

It is possible for your doors to begin to sag with age.  It is often noticeable when you look at the body lines on the outside of your Eurovan.  If this is the case, you may want to perform some

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