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  Topic: gear oil?
Mr Brown

Replies: 10
Views: 209

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:16 pm   Subject: Re: gear oil?
I use Ravenol TSG 75W90 semi synthetic. I tried many different types, VW G50, the new VW stuff, mineral GL4, GL5, Amsoil, Redline etc and the TSG works best for our climate here, super hot summers an ...
  Topic: O2b Right hand drive flange oil seal
Mr Brown

Replies: 7
Views: 264

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:24 pm   Subject: Re: O2b Right hand drive flange oil seal
Sure it is the gearbox leaking? I rebuilt my gearbox( some time ago so a little fuzzy) and while I didn't change the seal in the van it should be pretty straight forward. The image shown in the previ ...
  Topic: Exterior Film/Trim Repair Tactics
Mr Brown

Replies: 12
Views: 418

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:55 pm   Subject: Re: Exterior Film/Trim Repair Tactics
I bought new film from an Ebay seller in the UK, pretty close cut but needed some trimming. I took the middle window out to do it. Indistinguishable from the original. 4 years and still looks good. H ...
  Topic: EuroVan tire pressure?
Mr Brown

Replies: 3
Views: 1920

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:50 pm   Subject: Re: EuroVan tire pressure?
I just run 43 front and back.
  Topic: Has anyone used Nokian “cLine” “Van” or “Cargo” tires?
Mr Brown

Replies: 11
Views: 800

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:46 pm   Subject: Re: Has anyone used Nokian “cLine” “Van” or “Cargo” tires?
I have the C-Line Van tires 205 65 15 on my 94 EV GLS and they are excellent so far; three summers. Super quiet, nice ride, wear is decent so far, excellent in the rain. I don't do much high speed dr ...
  Topic: More problems with the 93 Eurovan
Mr Brown

Replies: 2
Views: 396

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:18 pm   Subject: Re: More problems with the 93 Eurovan
That coolant fitting with the two hoses should have an o-ring on it.
  Topic: Clutch Throw out (release) Bearing
Mr Brown

Replies: 30
Views: 1472

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:02 am   Subject: Re: Clutch Throw out (release) Bearing
I rebuilt my gearbox last summer, not too difficult but then I had an aircraft component overhaul shop at my disposal. Those rollers are most likely from the small bearing in the mainshaft which is t ...
  Topic: Cylinder 5 Misfire
Mr Brown

Replies: 14
Views: 865

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:29 am   Subject: Re: Cylinder 5 Misfire
Replacing the injectors requires removing the intake manifold. Right? How big a job is that?

Not on the AAF engine anyway. I did the injector seals last year and it wasn't too bad to get at. Harde ...
  Topic: Eurovan remove/instal slider window
Mr Brown

Replies: 1
Views: 280

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:31 am   Subject: Re: Eurovan remove/instal slider window
Window is bolted in I believe, have to take the interior trim off.
  Topic: Looking for used, remanuf'd or crate 1993 Eurovan Transmission
Mr Brown

Replies: 30
Views: 1321

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:36 am   Subject: Re: Looking for used, remanuf'd or crate 1993 Eurovan Transmission
How did the Transmission ECM get water on it? It is inside the van. More likely water in a connection to the transmission itself. Do you have the sound deadening pan installed?

The same fellow I ...
  Topic: Looking for used, remanuf'd or crate 1993 Eurovan Transmission
Mr Brown

Replies: 30
Views: 1321

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:20 am   Subject: Re: Looking for used, remanuf'd or crate 1993 Eurovan Transmission
I believe this van still has the trans in it: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1820985
  Topic: Eurovan AC Compressor Brand
Mr Brown

Replies: 16
Views: 930

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:01 am   Subject: Re: Eurovan AC Compressor Brand
I have also had a Sanden compressor failure just now, leaking shaft seal which contaminated the clutch. Lasted only 9 months, going to have another installed under warranty and see what happens.
  Topic: Eurovan defrost capabilities? Mine seems weak
Mr Brown

Replies: 13
Views: 1695

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:45 pm   Subject: Re: Eurovan defrost capabilities? Mine seems weak
You don't need to remove the dash to change the fan, or do any cutting. Just loosen the dash side bolts, bolt in engine compartment, remove lower center dash panels and glovebox, remove cruise contro ...
  Topic: Eurovan Oil preferences/opinions
Mr Brown

Replies: 30
Views: 11440

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:51 am   Subject: Eurovan Oil preferences/opinions
I am using Castrol Edge 5W50 year round in my 94 right now. Can get it on sale regularly at Canadian Tire for $35. No oil consumption at all.

Used Shell Rotella mineral for a while which worked ve ...
  Topic: Eberspacher ba6
Mr Brown

Replies: 11
Views: 1223

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:08 am   Subject: Eberspacher ba6
From experience its always the combustion blower or safety switch. If the capacitors are cooked for the combustion blower points replace them, I went to an electronics supply store and they had some ...
  Topic: How to glue headliner material?
Mr Brown

Replies: 21
Views: 3346

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:26 am   Subject: How to glue headliner material?
Thumbs up for 3M 1357. We use it on aircraft interiors and I used it on my westy interior vinyl; after I used 5 different kinds of spray adhesive which all failed in the heat. Don`t use anything else ...
  Topic: Red dust in distributor cap/ no start
Mr Brown

Replies: 13
Views: 1156

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:40 pm   Subject: Red dust in distributor cap/ no start
I had this when all the shim washers on the distributor shaft departed. The rotor rubbed the cap as it pushed too far up due to all the play in the distributor shaft.
  Topic: Aux Air Valve Aperture size
Mr Brown

Replies: 6
Views: 464

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:36 pm   Subject: Aux Air Valve Aperture size
Just adjust it until your happy with it. Loosen that little nut on the back and move the stud up or down, very sensitive. Be gentle on the nut as it strips easily.
  Topic: T4 1995 Eurovan Repair Manual?
Mr Brown

Replies: 2
Views: 343

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:19 am   Subject: T4 1995 Eurovan Repair Manual?
I haven't seen one. Look for a used hard copy, I just bought the one that was posted in the classifieds. Amazon has them on sale right now as well.
  Topic: transaxle rebuild - shipping/import cost to canada
Mr Brown

Replies: 19
Views: 1793

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:32 am   Subject: transaxle rebuild - shipping/import cost to canada
Just take down to AATransaxle. I did this a few years ago, nice drive and no hassle/duties at the border. Can't go wrong there, my first rebuild I had done locally failed within a year and it cost m ...
 
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