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  • I can't figure this out... When I start my '93 Eurovan in the morning it runs great for the first 5 to 10 minutes and then once it is warm it runs as if it has bad gas with water in it. If I hold my foot in a constant position on the pedal it will sputter and slow down and then take off for a few seconds like nothing is wrong and then bog down, etc., etc. Sometimes I need to floor it just to get it going and that works momentarily until it bogs down again. Oxygen sensor? Cracked vacuum hose? Any ideas. To repeat, once it cools down again (3-4 hours) it will run as if nothing is wrong until it warms up. Ugh!... Thanks, Bill
  • bbaskettbbaskett Posts: 1
    Hi Bill,

    There are a couple of things you should check. Firstly, Check all Vacuum hoses, they tend to crack on older Eurovans and you could be getting "false air" in your fuel/air system.

    Secondly, VW Techs say that Eurovan throttle bodies get really filthy. I would take the throttle body off (easily removed) and thoroughly clean it with carb cleaner and hereafter put a can of Berryman's B12 Chem tool in your tank every 3 months or so, not only will it remove moisture from your tank, but it will clean your throttle body and fuel injectors.

    Bryan
  • I need help. My 1995 eurovan also has 3 or 4 cracks in the top too. I took it to a fiberglass repair place and they said because it it plastic they cannot repair it. Do any who has had success repair it can you let me know who you used and maybe I can get some info about the product to use. I would also consider buying a replacement top if anyone has had any luck locating a supplier.

    Thanks,
  • keybankerkeybanker Posts: 20
    Yes, it is plastic but it can be properly repaired by an auto body or boat repair shop.
  • bob307bob307 Posts: 5
    Maybe you can get someone to repair it. you will mostly find that is expensive, no one will want to do it, and no one will guarantee the work… so why would you put that money and effort into a 15+ year old top. You know it will just crack and break in the near future.

    After much consideration, we ended up ordering a new top. http://www.mobilityrv.com/ I think it ran us about $3,500 with shipping. Worked great and fitted just like the old one. I think they only built one of those tops for all of those years. I was worried it would be the wrong top or just off by a little bit… but it was dead on. Took me a day to move all of the hardware over.

    We have had the replacement top for a couple years now and no complaints.

    Good luck,
    RPM
  • willgowillgo Posts: 3
    I once found an ad to sell a used one for $1800. But I like the idea to just pay the money to get a new one. That is what I would do. I wonder if they use a new poptop vent -- I understood that Atwood stopped making the top Eurovan vent . .

    If you don't need you old poptop vent I'd like to get it from you.
    Bill
  • fender3fender3 Posts: 1
    I have had two alternators burn out within a year. There appears to be something pulling excessive amounts of current. Any ideas?
  • azravenazraven Posts: 5
    Hi,

    I just fixed a poptop on a '95 Eurovan. The largest crack spanned 3/4 of the top.

    Most cracks are repairable, with a little patience and some very common, inexpensive tools.

    I welded it. There is some mis-information out there on the material the top is made from. It is not PVC or a fiberglass ( neither epoxy or polyester). the outer shell is ASA ( Acrylonitrile-Stryene-Acrylate) and the head liner is ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene).

    I posted a website with step-by step instructions. It has lots of pictures.

    Good Luck!

    http://tahosa.us/Eurovan/index.html
  • azravenazraven Posts: 5
    edited July 2013
    Hi,

    I just repaired some very large and very small cracks in the top of a '95 Eurovan. I used only simple, inexpensive tools.

    The outer shell is made from ASA (Acrylonitrile-Styrene-Acrylate) plastic. It is not made of PVC!

    The outer shell can be welded by heat and solvent. 30 feet of ASA welding rod cost about $28 US.

    Details, with lots of photos of my adventure are posted

    http://tahosa.us/Eurovan/Eurovan/index.html

    Good Luck! If I can do this, anybody can!
  • azravenazraven Posts: 5
    edited July 2013
  • azravenazraven Posts: 5
    For instructions, with lots of photos, on how to repair large and small cracks in Eurovan roofs...

    http://tahosa.us/Eurovan/Eurovan/index.html

    It can be done with simple, inexpensive tools and a little patience.
  • Hello friend! I am searching for answers for the same problem you posted. Were you ever able to figure out the too cold to go into gear problem. I also have an 03 Eurovan. I live in Jackson WY so we have plenty of cold mornings. Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks so much!!!
    Renzy
  • I found by way of the Mechanic, that the box where the Shifter is, filled up with liquid we had spilled earlier in the trip we did that Winter. The Tea froze and locked up the shifting. The mechanic removed the shifter which didn't seem to difficult and stuck rags in to soak up the moisture. After that, it was fine. There's nothing but a tiny bit of nothing in that box. It's hooked to cables leading out.
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