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Old 05-30-2013, 10:42 PM   #316
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Finished the basic rack install. Tossed one bike carrier on it to make sure it works. Have 4 bike carriers, cargo box and ski/snowboard racks galore! Fully adjustable on the tracks and room to mount more cross bars if needed. So there are plenty of ways this rack is going to make the van more useful......though it does require a step stool to use

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Old 05-31-2013, 10:39 AM   #317
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I've seen more Westys and Eurovans on our west coast loop than I could have ever imagined. It must be the official vehicle of the coastal highway...

What is the roof capacity in pounds?
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:17 AM   #318
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What is the roof capacity in pounds?

I'm not sure there is a published capacity.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:20 PM   #319
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Remember that class 2 hitch I took off the parts van and media blasted? Of course you do!

Well, I painted it today and posted to Craigslist to see if I could raise a little money towards a class three hitch. If I don't get it sold in a few days I'll probably just install it.

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:35 PM   #320
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Wheel thoughts?

Since a screw in the tire the other day (and a rusted out spare rim) I've been working on what to do with the tires. I only have 3 good ones and a mismatched 11 year old spare. All 226/60/16.

Option 1 is to keep the stock 16s and run a 215/70/16 BFG A/T. Basically the largest size known to fit without issues, cutting or CV angle issues. Requires a little work to lift the van about 2" but no biggy. The issue I have with this is that at the moment I'm going to leave the van 2wd with the autobox. The auto doesn't have a very low 1st gear and kinda stuggles off the line but does great at freeway speed. Larger heavier tires would make this worse.

Option 2, which is the most common route with these vans is to lower/leave stock, and run a larger wheel and more performance oriented tire to improve handling. Van would still work great for most camping off "dirt" roads.

Option 3 is a hybrid option of running a larger wheel for handling but also running the largest tire I can for ground clearance. The only issue is that there are very ew A/T tire options that fit in 17/18" wheel sizes.

Along those lines I snagged a set of S4 Avus wheels today for a song. A bit rashed but straight (17") Not sure if I will use them or just refinish them and sell them.

This is the 3rd set of these wheels I've owned with my S4 and S6. Very durable factory wheel! Also easy to refinish.

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:50 PM   #321
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Okay, now lets get to the idiots at the autoparts store that tested the Alternator and told me it was good, but is only putting out 11.5v!

I figured since it tested good I could save the $200 for a new one! Of course this would have been much easier to do while it was already out! Ugh.....which brings us to the real "tech"!

Let talk "Amante Picante" tech. This is what you do when you're done screwing with the Eurovan for the day.

Here is what you will need.

-couple of fresh limes
-some good silver Tequila
-cucumber
-cilantro
-organic agave nectar
-jalapeño Tabasco
-mudler
-shaker
-ice
-margarita glass!




Cut a few slices of cucumber and a few sprigs of cilantro! Put them in the shaker and muddle the hell out of them!



Then squeeze in a couple of fresh limes!....all of them....man up.....squeeze harder!

Half a shot of agave nectar! (Don't want this too sweet)

Two shots of Good silver tequila!

Put the lid on and shake it all up!

Pour over a full glass of ice! Couple of dashes of jalapeño Tabasco and enjoy!



This certainly isn't going to cure the alternator, tire, or trailer hitch issue. But it is going to taste damn good while I figure out what the next step is! It might even stimulate a few wild ideas!
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:17 PM   #322
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This setup looks rad:

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Old 06-05-2013, 12:23 AM   #323
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Let talk "Amante Picante" tech. This is what you do when you're done screwing with the Eurovan for the day.

Here is what you will need.

-couple of fresh limes
-some good silver Tequila
-cucumber
-cilantro
-organic agave nectar
-jalapeño Tabasco
-mudler
-shaker
-ice
-margarita glass!




Cut a few slices of cucumber and a few sprigs of cilantro! Put them in the shaker and muddle the hell out of them!



Then squeeze in a couple of fresh limes!....all of them....man up.....squeeze harder!

Half a shot of agave nectar! (Don't want this too sweet)

Two shots of Good silver tequila!

Put the lid on and shake it all up!

Pour over a full glass of ice! Couple of dashes of jalapeño Tabasco and enjoy!



This certainly isn't going to cure the alternator, tire, or trailer hitch issue. But it is going to taste damn good while I figure out what the next step is! It might even stimulate a few wild ideas!
You had me until the cilantro. You might as well dump a bottle of Windex in there. Bleah. Hopefully the recipe works without it.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:08 AM   #324
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You had me until the cilantro. You might as well dump a bottle of Windex in there. Bleah. Hopefully the recipe works without it.


Mmmmmmmmmmm.......cilantro.........
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:00 AM   #325
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That's the gold-standard for my '01, long-term. New wheels, H&R touring cup kit suspension.
http://www.hrsprings.com/products/cup-kits/

Plus the leather/swivel front seats, from GoWesty.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:51 AM   #326
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Well, I got tired of waiting so I mounted up the class 2 hitch I took off the parts van. Media blasted and painted with caliper paint since its designed to put up with the elements..

I'd like to have a class three with a 2" receiver but I'll take the free hitch first since I will probably never tow it's 3500lb limit anyway.

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Old 06-14-2013, 05:33 AM   #327
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Ugh.....battling another problem! Maybe you guys can help??!


Here are the facts!
I've got a 2002 t4 (duh) Eurovan (USA) 24v VR6 with a charging issue.

Alternator has been tested twice, tests good, even under full load. Replaced the voltage regulator anyway for a small fortune, still doesn't charge. (Puts out no voltage, only the battery voltage shows up at the alternator) cleaned every ground and even added an extra long battery cable sized ground from the alternator bolt to one of the battery (-) grounds for good measure. Still doesn't charge.
Belt is brand new and seems more than tight enough

Seems like maybe the battery trigger wire (blue) isn't working?....but the battery light on the dash lights and the goes away normally at startup?

My "power outlets" fuse blows instantly, so obviously this has a short somewhere.?!?!? Any chance the power outlet circuit is on the same one as the trigger for the alternator? Anyone have a schematic? Anyone know how the power outlets wiring is routed thought the van? :Other places to look for a short?: They seem unrelated, but I'm at a dead end here.

Thanks!
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:47 AM   #328
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I would check the trigger wire for voltage with the key on, and try a jumper wire to see if that gets it charging. Also make sure its spinning as the revs increase, I've had cars with tight belts that still wouldn't charge, the belts were glazed and slipping. A failing diode can cause it to barely charge, perhaps when hot?

As far as the shorts go, there are some tools that can help find it. The one I used bridged the fuse and would cycle like an automatic circuit breaker, then you used a cordless inductive pickup and ran it along the harness will help pinpoint where the short is.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:17 AM   #329
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I would check the trigger wire for voltage with the key on, and try a jumper wire to see if that gets it charging. Also make sure its spinning as the revs increase, I've had cars with tight belts that still wouldn't charge, the belts were glazed and slipping. A failing diode can cause it to barely charge, perhaps when hot?

It's a one wire alternator, voltage test low at that wire, tried jumping it with 12v and it didn't seem to change anything.

I replaced the voltage regulator. Belt is brand new from the motor swap, not glazed.

Sill no luck. Might try jumping the wire again today with the new regulator
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:31 AM   #330
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Well it's clearly junk and you're just throwing good money after bad. I'll give you $200 for it.

Public libraries used to have factory service manuals with schematics.
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