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  • 1997 EVC Engine code for Parts
    by July1744@... (july1744ac) on November 30, 2022 at 4:15 am

    Are parts for engine code AFP good for my vehicle, which belongs to engine family VVW2.828GFGM as shown on a plate on top of the radiator.   AC

  • Re: 1993 EV - heater core failure (I think) in SoCal
    by duckdive@... (Droppin bombs) on November 28, 2022 at 4:47 am

    Duane, ok, that makes sense.  I'll check the diagrams to confirm if/where the meet up.   Since the heater core is by-passed I suppose it could just be left over coolant?  Though, I'd say about a 1/2 cup leaked.

  • Re: 1993 EV - heater core failure (I think) in SoCal
    by txpigeon@... (Duane) on November 26, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    On Sat, Nov 26, 2022 at 04:11 PM, Droppin bombs wrote: The first leak (ac condenser tube) - would that be a coolant leak? Sounds to me like there may be a leak in the heater core, resulting in the coolant coming out that tube.  Normally it's only condensation from the a/c evaporator. -- Duane05HD Rialta220K Miles

  • Re: 1993 EV - heater core failure (I think) in SoCal
    by duckdive@... (Droppin bombs) on November 26, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    I’ve never replaced a radiator. Thinking I should be able to handle. I’ve got manuals   Anybody have thoughts/tips on 93 radiator replacement?

  • Re: 1993 EV - heater core failure (I think) in SoCal
    by duckdive@... (Droppin bombs) on November 26, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Ken. Thanks for the replyThe first leak (ac condenser tube) - would that be a coolant leak?  I put a bowl under, and it collected pink coolant. Is that by design?

  • 1997 Eurovan (12v VR6 EVC): Strong Gas Smell on Passenger Side
    by eljefeweizen@... (Kris S. Seago) on November 26, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Hey all,My 1997 EVC developed a strong gas smell on the passenger side (opposite the gas cap/charcoal canister). My sense of smell isn't very good, but it seems strongest near the passenger front wheel well, near the catalytic converter. Suggestions? Where to start? Nope, I'm not driving the van until diagnosed/repaired.Thanks in advance,Kris S. Seago1997 Eurovan Camper

  • 1995 Winnebago For Sale
    by wpcumming@... (Preston Cumming) on November 26, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    Hey everyone. Getting a divorce and need to sell our 1995 Full Camper. Know anyone or you need a second? :)It is posted on CL for $27K. Hoping to get that much as I need to get another car after, however, it can be slightly negotiated (would take $25K). She has been an amazing vehicle and companion for the past few years. https://boulder.craigslist.org/cto/d/boulder-1995-eurovan-winnebago-full/7554348592.html

  • Re: 1993 EV - heater core failure (I think) in SoCal
    by ken.friesen@... (Ken) on November 25, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    The first coolant leak near the fuel filter is not a leak - it is the a/c condensation tube. Feel it and you will see it is a rubber hose. Will 'leak' with the a/c on. Given the steam coming out, second leak is likely from the radiator. The only connections on the radiator are the inlet and outlet, both on the driver's side, along with a screw in connection for the coolant temp sensor on the passenger side. Given that it appears it is in the middle of the radiator I would suspect a leak. The other tubes running the length of the radiator are separate - the power steering tube is a black aluminum finned tube that runs the length and back in a u-shape. The a/c condensor is a separate radiator in front of the engine radiator. Hope that helps.

  • 2002 Eurovan Camper for Sale
    by theloepsteins@... (kjenab) on November 25, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    2002 Volkswagen Eurovan Full Camper, $35,000, in great condition. Methodically cared for, super clean, just had complete detail. Drives extremely well, completely reliable. Routine maintenance done on schedule by best VW mechanic in Portland. Selling because my wife insisted on a Sprinter with a bathroom and shower.Details and extras:*127,000 miles *V6 2.8L 201 HP engine, gets 18-20mpg. Cruises easily over mountain passes *Full Kitchenette, galley sink, fresh running water, LP 2 burner stove*Upgraded LED bulbs in most places *Transmission replaced at 90k miles *New motor mounts at 91k miles *New Nokian Entyre rubber at 120k*Cold AC, propane furnace/thermostat/CO detector*Original Norco 3-way refrigerator. Works great*Rubber floor mats in front and rear *Sleeps 2-4*Wardrobe Cabinet, cupboards/storage throughout.*Fresh and grey water holding tanks.*2 Folding tables*Retractable blinds (new in front, other original), privacy cover for windshield. *GoWesty cargo bag for luggage rack

  • 2002 Eurovan Camper for Sale $35,000
    by theloepsteins@... (kjenab) on November 25, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    2002 Volkswagen Eurovan Full Camper in great condition. Methodically cared for, super clean, just had complete detail. Drives extremely well, completely reliable. Routine maintenance done on schedule by best VW mechanic in Portland. Selling because my wife insisted on a Sprinter with a bathroom and shower.Details and extras:*127,000 miles *V6 2.8L 201 HP engine, gets 18-20mpg. Cruises easily over mountain passes *Full Kitchenette, galley sink, fresh running water, LP 2 burner stove*Upgraded LED bulbs in most places *Transmission replaced at 90k miles *New motor mounts at 91k miles *New Nokian Entyre rubber at 120k*Cold AC, propane furnace/thermostat/CO detector*Original Norco 3-way refrigerator. Works great*Rubber floor mats in front and rear *Sleeps 2-4*Wardrobe Cabinet, cupboards/storage throughout.*Fresh and grey water holding tanks.*2 Folding tables*Retractable blinds (new in front, other original), privacy cover for windshield. *GoWesty cargo bag for luggage rack

  • Re: Happy to reconnect
    by dsh1705@... (David) on November 25, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Welcome back!-- David1705.net95 EVG(lamper)Seattle, WA

  • Happy to reconnect
    by July1744@... (july1744ac) on November 24, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Was with the ev-update until a couple of years ago when messages stopped coming. Took me a bit of effort to reconnect but think I made it back.

  • Re: 1993 EV - heater core failure (I think) in SoCal
    by duckdive@... (Droppin bombs) on November 24, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    I finally had a chance to get the 1993 Eurovan Weekender MV on ramps and do a test drive.What I found is two obvious leaks when the Eurovan was at running temp only.  At cool temp, no obvious leak was detectable. So I drove the van for about 15 minutes.  Toward the end of the drive, I started to see fumes (coolant evaporating off the engine).  That had/has me worried. But luckily, I was close to home.  Parked it back on the ramps and took a look. First coolant leak - under the Eurovan, near the fuel filter - https://youtu.be/i-ypEGcc8SgI'm a bit confused as to what this mysterious hose/pipe is for.  Wondering if it went to a rear heater/exchanger.  So odd. Second coolant leak - seems to be coming from the connections on the radiator - https://youtu.be/LOa9K62-uaI I intend to take the grill off to get a better look.  Assuming it is probably best to just replace the entire radiator, unless something can easily be fixed.

  • Re: Weird problem with all automatic door latches
    by duckdive@... (Droppin bombs) on November 22, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    For my 93 EV, the solution was just replacing a faulty door lock actuator. https://europarts-sd.com/doorlockactuator1992-2003.asp later model how to - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSl_2vjXIcw a hack method - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaOL6XeX8JU

  • Re: Weird problem with all automatic door latches
    by greaseworks@... (Justin Soares) on November 22, 2022 at 3:44 am

     On mine I’ve solved this prob for about .50 cents with a few—strategically placed and of strategic length—self-tapping screws coupled w/ modest fender washers. If aesthetics were of vital concern the heads could be capped w the OE vanity screw caps and glued on if necessary. Last I checked Go Westy sells these.  -- Justin2000 EVW 1.9TDI Syncro 5-spd492k mi 🙂

  • Re: Weird problem with all automatic door latches
    by menkoj@... (Menko J) on November 21, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Short of permanently gluing the panel back on, how do people repair this?  Mine is separating in many spots and starting to catch and also causing issues with the sliding door not locking or unlocking.MJ

  • Re: Weird problem with all automatic door latches
    by amlevy@... (Alex L) on November 21, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    I had a similar issue on my ‘97 - noted that the sliding door inner panel was slightly loose and interfering with the up/down locking mechanism, causing it to cycle endlessly. Took it off to see that the majority of the glued plastic clips had failed and were no longer holding the panel to the door. Working on a more permanent fix. Also, check the metal contacts at the leading edge of the sliding door - use a regular pencil eraser to brighten or use contact cleaner.  A 

  • Re: Weird problem with all automatic door latches
    by rogerwmurphy@... (Roger Murphy) on November 21, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    I had the same issue with my '97, or something close to it. I just took off the door panel and disconnected it. Side benefit: no chance of locking the keys in the car anymore since the driver's door only locks with the key from the outside.R.

  • Re: Weird problem with all automatic door latches
    by txpigeon@... (Duane) on November 21, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    On Mon, Nov 21, 2022 at 01:01 PM, Justin Soares wrote: that door has “master” control of all the other doors unlike most (all?) of the other doors Depends on the year.  Those that have the central locking module should have a 'master'.  The older ones don't, they all follow each other, with locked being the default.-- Duane05HD Rialta220K Miles

  • Re: Weird problem with all automatic door latches
    by greaseworks@... (Justin Soares) on November 21, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Also that door has “master” control of all the other doors unlike most (all?) of the other doors. -- Justin2000 EVW 1.9TDI Syncro 5-spd490k mi 🙂