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      In about 2006 there was a thread by Mike McCarthy...

      In about 2006 there was a thread by Mike McCarthy on the Yahoo site about fuel line fitting failures on the early Eurovans. As I recall, he did some pushing and got VW to reluctantly pony up...
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      It's an easy job. You might want to replace the...

      It's an easy job. You might want to replace the boots while you are there. Forget about the factory strap on the boots, just use a zip tie on the install.
    3. Geez....I thought they caught the group that was...

      Geez....I thought they caught the group that was stealing Vanagons in North Seattle. It was on the local news. The last count I saw was 14 stolen.

      I live in North Seattle and will keep an eye out...
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      This is the four pin green sensor A/C thermal...

      This is the four pin green sensor A/C thermal switch. It provides A/C cutout at over temp, and also third speed for fans at high temp.
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      No question the van stops much better and...

      No question the van stops much better and requires less pedal pressure. But I am not convinced the rears I took off were working at 100%, so I can't make a true comparison.

      What I do like is...
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      I did just the rears on my 95. I put on '99...

      I did just the rears on my 95. I put on '99 trailing arms with discs. It was a simple bolt on....even the brake lines and e-brake bolted up.
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      Direct bolt-on of new trailing arm/brake...

      Direct bolt-on of new trailing arm/brake assemblies. Easy to do. Even the brake lines and e-brake bolt up.

      I upgraded my 95 to 99 discs and love the improved braking.
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      Matt- That inner seal is just the...

      Matt-

      That inner seal is just the engine/cooler seal. It will leak oil but not exchange coolant and oil.

      Mine leaked and rotted out the coolant line coming in. You are wise to suggest...
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      The EVC top is a product called Luran S, I think...

      The EVC top is a product called Luran S, I think by BASF. If you go to ev_update at Yahoo and do a search for pop top repair you will find several options discussed....boat shops, plastic welding,...
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      here's a...

      here's a pichttp://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ev_update/photos/albums/1300925485/lightbox/488283343
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      Good advice. I have Audi A8 (1998) on my eve. ...

      Good advice. I have Audi A8 (1998) on my eve. Direct bolt up....no rings, no new bolts etc....a sweet deal. :):) They were 16 x 7 with an et of 37, an et of 45 is stock and works also.
    12. You can get lots of center caps to fit on eBay. I...

      You can get lots of center caps to fit on eBay. I have '98 A8 5 spoke audi wheels on my EVC and love em.
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      I just put a new set of eNtyres on my EVC and...

      I just put a new set of eNtyres on my EVC and couldn't be happier. Super quiet, nice ride, crisp handling. 225/60-16's 102h . They were available in several tire shops in Seattle to my surprise.
      ...
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      I roll on Audi A8 alloys. The A8 is a 5,200# gvw...

      I roll on Audi A8 alloys. The A8 is a 5,200# gvw vehicle and a performance car so I would expect Audi would not skimp. My EVC weighs 5,200 on the scale with a full tank of gas and driver. I know the...
    15. You got it....just slack the tensioner and put it...

      You got it....just slack the tensioner and put it on the same way as the old one, as long as all idlers spin freely.

      The tensioner is kind of tight to get at. I've used a crescent wrench once on...
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      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ev_update/photos/alb...

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ev_update/photos/album/1300925485/pic/140255189/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=41&count=20&dir=asc

      Will this help?
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      Here's the part that operates the fan shutters: ...

      Here's the part that operates the fan shutters:

      http://store.europarts-sd.com/thermostat-radiatorfanshutter1992-1996.aspx

      If you reach in there and wiggle the connection to the shutters and...
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      According to the Bentley, the thermoswitch (F165...

      According to the Bentley, the thermoswitch (F165 on the ACU, and something like F45 on the AAF) which feeds the aux pump, comes on at 234F and turns back off at 226F.

      So things need to be pretty...
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      Adam- The responses to date have done a...

      Adam-

      The responses to date have done a pretty thorough and fair job of assessment.

      As a fly fisherman, I have to tell you that my 95 EV camper with the I5 engine and manual transmission is a...
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      Ian- You can buy a kit from Europarts for...

      Ian-

      You can buy a kit from Europarts for $139 that includes both inner and outer tie rod ends and boots. The install is pretty easy with the exception of the boot. I found it a pita to get the...
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