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kyle01
unregistered user
Feb-01-05, 10:04 PM (EDT)
 
"vw eurovan diesel?"
 
   was there ever a eurovan diesel sold in the us? if not, what kind of mileage does the 5cyl/5spd combo give on the highway... i know it's not aircooled, but it gets really cold here, and- you know what i'm sayin...

kyle


 

 
windmillgeorge
unregistered user
Feb-07-05, 08:53 PM (EDT)
 
1. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #0
 
   i drive a transporter(work van version, 16 inches longer than a euro) which is diesel. My wife has a eurovan, diesel as well. we have both running on wvo now. ours get about 40mpg, canadian gallon, perhaps 35 us mpg. we love them, last saw one for sale in easter quebec, if interested i can find it again. i think they were not imported to the us. the diesel was no longer available after 1997. probably got too good mileage for the us consumer economy. Ford is coming out with the extinction that gets 4 mpg, 8 tons, something to be proud of.


 
Paul
unregistered user
Mar-19-05, 09:31 AM (EDT)
 
4. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #1
 
   Hello Windmillgeorge
It is good to hear that there is another wvo VW transporter out there!
I thought I was the only one. It was getting a little lonely out here.
I converted it back in Nov 04. It runs like a dream and it has just clocked its 10,000th Km on veggie oil last week. I would love to find out more about your conversion and where you are in the world. I am based in NB Canada.
Good too know there are more of you out there.
Paul


 
Bill
unregistered user
Sep-06-05, 09:44 PM (EDT)
 
7. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #4
 
   How much trouble was your conversion? I have a '95 EuroVan that has a 132k on the engine that I would like to convert to a TDI.

thanks


 
Ken
unregistered user
Dec-31-05, 02:22 AM (EDT)
 
12. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #7
 
   Hi, I just saw your note about wanting to convert a EuroVan to diesel using a TDI engine. Just wondering if you heard from anyone about this. I'm very interested in doing this.
Ken
(p.s. I think the 'conversion' that the other writer was referring to was from regular diesel to waste vegetable oil)

>How much trouble was your conversion? I have a '95 EuroVan
>that has a 132k on the engine that I would like to convert
>to a TDI.
>
>thanks


 
Sphmarie24
Member since Nov-17-06
1 posts
Nov-17-06, 10:55 PM (EDT)
 
25. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #12
 
   Waste veggie is the way to go. I know we love it! Take to to the VW conversion specialists, Golden Fuel Systems, check them out at greasel.com . Just ask for Alex, she's the best, but she betrayed our family and converted to a ford F-350 running on pure veggie. Anyway they will convert it for you or send you the kit and walk you through it. Its definitely worth it! Just think saving the earth and no paying for gas.


 
Stephen
unregistered user
Aug-10-05, 08:57 PM (EDT)
 
5. "RE: vw eurovan diesel???? i'm interested!!! ........."
In response to message #1
 
   Hi, you mentioned a diesel eurovan for sale in quebec.....also you mentioned you could find it again well.........i'm interested too so could you please send it when you find it again to.....I hope it's automatic!!!

sxc@295.ca Many thanks: Stephen


 
Doug Clarke
unregistered user
Jan-29-06, 08:48 AM (EDT)
 
16. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #1
 
   Hello, I'm looking for a diesel engine for my 93 Eurovan. Are you willing to share info. on your WVO conversion if I can find an engine?
Thanks!


 
Milan
Member since Dec-9-04
2025 posts
Feb-08-05, 03:54 PM (EDT)
 
2. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #0
 
   I had one of those when I lived in the UK. Can't remember the exact fuel consumption figures but it was pretty good. It was a little noisy (I didn't panel it inside) and sluggish on the highway (it's VW bus!) but very torqey and reliable. I'd buy it again for sure if I could find one in the US. It cost around $180 to fill the tank in the UK...


 
arepechu
unregistered user
Feb-28-05, 03:18 PM (EDT)
 
3. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #0
 
   I live in the States (MA) and own a '93 VW Diesel EV that I imported from Toronto
the importation was not that big a deal - it can be done - but NOT for '96 and '97 models which do NOT meet DOT regs
mine gets close to 30 mpg, but I could probably do better
doing a major maintenance now and expecting better figures when I get it back on the road (it will also be running on SVO soon)
if you want more info email rolf@ic.org
peace


 
Cyberian2
Member since Aug-4-05
95 posts
Aug-21-05, 11:02 AM (EDT)
 
6. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #3
 
   Looks like there will be 2005/2006 sold in Mexico.

http://www.edmunds.com/future/2008/volkswagen/microbus/100217699/discussions.html

I has two of the gas 'powered' ones.
A 1960 base model that I drove to school, and a 1968 Westfalia Camper that my wife and I took on many trips throughout New England and the Middle Atlantic states.


 
arepechu
unregistered user
Oct-16-05, 07:30 PM (EDT)
 
8. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #0
 
   update:
my diesel EV has been running on WVO since April 2005
logged over 20,000km so far (not a typo, I've been driving like a maniac)
no way of calculating mileage figures, but I go 3-4000km between (bio)diesel fill-ups
20 gal tank so that's at least 150km/gal of paid-for fuel
van is running like a top and loving the WVO
just turned over 330,000km
peace out
Rolf


 
lena
unregistered user
Oct-19-05, 05:16 PM (EDT)
 
9. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #8
 
   Anyone know of a eurovan diesel out there? I'm looking for a diesel vw camper-type van that I can do a WVO conversion on. I've been told by many that the old 1.6 L engines in the vanagons are no good for driving in the mountains at altitude (where I live in Colorado!) Anyone had experience here?


 
marie gibbons
unregistered user
Nov-23-05, 05:28 PM (EDT)
 
10. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #9
 
   We have a 96 Eurovan Diesel camper for sale $23,850 Canadian Dollars


 
I am interested in your Eurovan
unregistered user
Dec-11-05, 03:45 PM (EDT)
 
11. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #10
 
   Is it still available?


 
dave
unregistered user
Aug-18-06, 04:22 AM (EDT)
 
23. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #11
 
   Where is the van?


 
Wayne
unregistered user
Dec-31-05, 03:00 PM (EDT)
 
13. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #10
 
   Do you still have this for sale ? - Where do you live ?


 
Daren Belsby
unregistered user
Jan-01-06, 05:14 PM (EDT)
 
14. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #10
 
   I am looking for a diesel camper. If still for sale contact me. dbelsby@hotmail.com


 
Angela Hawe
unregistered user
Apr-01-06, 03:34 PM (EDT)
 
17. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #10
 
   Is this by any chance still available? I live in Ottawa and am looking for a VW campervan, late 90's. If not still available do you know of any others for sale?

Thanks.


 
Serrana Kassamali
unregistered user
Apr-20-06, 00:52 AM (EDT)
 
19. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #17
 
   Sorry, forgot email address: kassagassner@yahoo.com


 
Serrana
unregistered user
Apr-20-06, 00:51 AM (EDT)
 
18. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #10
 
   I am also interested in your EV diesel camper. Probably sold, huh? Know of any resource for finding another?


 
JT
unregistered user
Aug-10-06, 03:55 AM (EDT)
 
20. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #10
 
   Can you tell me more about your 96 Eurovan camper for sale at 23,850 Canadian Dollars.
Where are you from. I live in British Columbia close to Vancouver.


 
jmhept@shaw.ca
unregistered user
Aug-11-06, 06:58 PM (EDT)
 
21. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #10
 
   Did you sell your 96 Eurovan Diesel?


 
dave
unregistered user
Aug-18-06, 04:26 AM (EDT)
 
24. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #10
 
   Where is the van and how many miles are on it, Would love to see photo's.


 
blew-bunny
unregistered user
Aug-17-06, 06:07 PM (EDT)
 
22. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #9
 
   >Anyone know of a eurovan diesel out there? I'm looking for
>a diesel vw camper-type van that I can do a WVO conversion
>on. I've been told by many that the old 1.6 L engines in
>the vanagons are no good for driving in the mountains at
>altitude (where I live in Colorado!) Anyone had experience
>here?

From an ad that was posted on the "Boulder Biodiesel" web site...
"VW only sold diesel busses for a couple of years in the early
80's, and these came with the 1.6L engine -- good mileage,
low power. In my opinion, this is a great vehicle for daily
driving and short hauls, but if you want to take it for longer
trips or regularly into the mountains, I'd recommend putting in
a 1.9L diesel for more umph."

We owned a gasoline Vanagon for a few years, with the gas 1.7-litre
motor -- it would "get there", but you had to be patient (50-55 mph
up the hills). A 1.6l diesel would be that much slower...
(though the gas-engine Vanagon got low 20's mpg, I've heard a
diesel one will approach 30 mpg highway)

My 1.6-litre diesel Rabbit goes zooming up the Colo. foothills just fine,
but if you push it too fast it will overheat (not sure what that's about).
Been a real screamer ever since converted to a 5-speed...


 
Doug Clarke
unregistered user
Jan-29-06, 08:43 AM (EDT)
 
15. "RE: vw eurovan diesel?"
In response to message #8
 
   I have a 93 Eurovan with 5 cyl. gas engine, blown head gasket (2nd time), am looking for diesel to drop in there and convert to WVO; anybody got one or know of one?


 

 

 


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