Items not working as of purchase date:
-speedometer (reading 108,800miles).
-cruise control (part of the speedo cable system).
-Air Conditioning (fan works but cold air is not).
-Main Propane tank is not hooked up, instead a small portable one has been rigged up under the sink in the cabinet).
-Inside Arm rests on both front seats broken.
July work included the following:
-Replaced suspect belts for Power Steering and Alternator.
-Cleaning up the Smog damage on the headliner, sidewalls, curtains, carpets, mattresses, Air Conditioning intake fins, etc.
-Replacing the passenger windshield washer arm bolt; What a bitch this job is! It took about four hours of frustrating work in a very small space behind the dash. Bruise forearms and fingers after this job was done!
-Transmission Fluid & Filter change.
-RPM hesitation occurring intermittently and more pronounced when turning right (van leaning left, indicating, perhaps a fuel delivery issue).
-Fuel Filter change (original still on van)
-Fuel Pump change (trying to diagnose RPM drop problem) -no joy!
-Fix Arm Rests.
-Change rear shocks as they were leaking.
-Multi purpose relay change (trying to diagnose RPM drop problem which has now proved to be more electronic than fuel related).
-Change Coil in attempt to fix RPM drop and it turns out to be the problem! -miraculously!!
-Master Brake Cylinder change (due to a FUBAR move on my part when thinking I was topping up Brake fluid reservoir...)
-Rebuilt Auto Transmission and Differential.
-Replaced Rear Wheel Cylinders (leaking).
Van wouldn't start after my shop replaced the wheel cylinders;
-Replaced the Digifant Computer with a barely used Bosch Computer and all worked well again... I was told by a very experienced VW Mechanic that the Digifant was the wrong unit to be in my van and my serial number required the Bosch one. I had to take his word for it as he convinced me that he did his research and was sure that the Digifant unit would cause further problems.
Missing items in Van replaced with used parts:
-Front table leg and table.
-Drivers door louvered vent
-Glove Compartment light bulb.
-Shock Cord for rear curtain.
-Water tank drain cap.