Anyone here a VW Eurovan lover and knows enough about them to provide some advice?
I have been having troubles since August 2012. It all started with a leaky water pump that went bad while I was on the highway and, even though the engine was “rebuilt” by a local european car specialist, it still isn’t right. Ever since the rebuild, I’ve had it back into the same shop at least 8 different times and each time it takes them 2-3 weeks to get it back to me. Its in the shop again right now to replace the valve lifters and its been 2 1/2 weeks since I left it there. The mechanic says he’s having trouble getting all 12 lifters - says they’ve been discontinued and have to be shipped from Germany. I just made a few calls today to see how easy it would be for me to get a hold of them and I was able to get a VW dealer to say he’d have them in in about 2-3 days. What’s really going on here? When I brought the van into the shop, it was the third time I brought it in for the same issue - check engine light coming on with 2 codes referring to the cam shaft adjuster. Last time, he said he replaced the timing assembly / timing chain, and within a day the check engine was back on again. Can anyone help me? I’m pretty frustrated, as you might imagine!
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