Item Location: San Francisco Bay Area / California / USA
Posted by: Jonathan Fong
Last Modified: 03/07/2020
2002 Eurovan MV Weekender with lots of maintenance services and upgrades. Ready for that road trip life! Just pick it up, pack it up and GO!
Currently a few hundred miles under 194,000 miles. Yes, a lot of miles. However, a lot of the major services have been recently done (receipts will come with the vehicle and available for examination).
We have had this wonderful vehicle for 2 years and put about 8,000 miles on it. We put a lot of money into it to make sure it is a reliable vehicle for our family during our travels. Here are some of the items we worked on after we got it:
* At 187k miles we replaced the timing chain & timing chain guide rails and other related timing chain parts replaced (intermediate gear, etc)
* At the same time we replaced the water pump with a new one with a metal impeller
* Replaced the serpentine belt
* Replaced the thermostat and all the radiator hoses
* Replaced the transmission fluid with Redline brand fluid
* Installed a transmission cooler that was purchased from GoWesty
* Replaced the fuel filter
* Replaced lower ball joints on both sides and driver side outer tie rod end
* Spark plugs were replaced with OEM plugs
* Differential fluid and transmission fluid was replaced with Redline brand oils
* Only using full synthetic motor oil
* A 1/2" spacer was added to the rear springs to give it a slightly higher ride in the rear
* The front end was lifted utilizing the torsion bars to level the ride height
* Alignment was done and 2 new tires were purchased with a higher weight rating than stock
* Power steering fluid replaced
* Air conditioning system was recharged and still running strong
* At 190k miles the heater core was replaced
Below are a few of the other upgrades/modifications completed over the past couple two years.
* New Go Westy pop-top seal
* Go Westy transmission cooler
* Bilstein Extra Heavy Duty Shocks front & rear from Go Westy
* Kenwood radio with USB and auxiliary input
* Window tint 30% front & 15% back
* Go Westy 2" Receiver Hitch
* Great feeling leather steering wheel wrap
* New hood struts
* Pop top struts were replaced by the previous owner and are working great
* The rear window bug screens were replaced
* Armrests were loose and replacement part from Go Westy purchased and installed to beef them up
* Some of the interior and exterior light bulbs have been replaced with LED bulbs
* New secondary battery. Odyssey brand that can be mounted in any direction and very high end
This van has the 16 inch wheels and are size 235 / 60 R16. Weight rating is 104T on the two new tires I purchased in June 2019 and they have less than 3000 miles so far.
The van originally came with 1 key. I have since hunted for and found and purchased 2 additional remote keys for the van for a total of 3 remote key fobs that were all programmed at the dealer.
Van has seats for 7 passengers. You can remove the rear facing seat behind the front passenger and replace it with a sink and cabinet unit. Has a shelf that folds out on it as well. Runs off of the cigarette lighter when you plug it in.
The previous owner sewed on fabric on either side of the factory curtains. They are now effective black out curtains.
I have a practically new bug screen for the back trunk area so you can leave the trunk open and keep the bugs out.
I have the factory curtain for the front passenger area that can be put up for privacy.
Replaced a bunch of small items like chair adjustment knobs, curtain hangers, plastic pieces. Adjusted things that were not quite perfect.
Small dent on the driver side near the front of the rear wheel fender. This is how we bought the car.
After the heater core was replaced at 190k the heater is slightly smelly. Slowly getting better over time. Residual plastic type smell. The paint on the bumpers is starting to fade. The clear coat on the pop top is peeling off. It looked bad when it was starting to peel. Now that it is almost all gone, it is starting to look a lot better.
We love this vehicle, but it is our 3rd car. Living in SF where parking is limited takes up more of our time that we would like moving it around to avoid getting street cleaning tickets. We are also at a deciding point if we want to try and move up to an RV in the future or a travel trailer. If we sell this van then we may consider that. If not, we can keep doing trips in this van.
Feel free to call or email me with any questions. I probably have missed a few things. I can send more pictures as well.
415-518-6497 (text or call is okay)