Conversion FAQs

Is it possible to have an independent belt drive from the front of the crankshaft?
How can the PTO out put speed be adjusted on a Crafter with a gearbox PTO?
On a Crafter chassis cab can the rear light units be mounted vertically?
How do I downrate a 1993 LT50 to 3,500kgs GVW?
How will European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) affect converters and conversions?
How do I obtain technical information on how to dismantle or repair Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, (and other Volkswagen Group products)?
How do I obtain a wiring diagram for the Crafter?

 

Is it possible to have an independent belt drive from the front of the crankshaft?

Use the special option of 'Additional pulley'. Only available on the 136ps engine, this option provides an additional pulley on the crankshaft together with changes to the radiator hoses. It can be used when the vehicle is also fitted with air conditioning, and provides a drive for a fridge compressor or similar equipment.

 

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  How can the PTO output speed be adjusted on a Crafter with a gearbox PTO?

 

The PTO packs C and D provide the hardware to drive additional equipment; the Crafter's CAN data bus system provides alternative means of then controlling the engine speed and hence PTO output speed. In order to increase engine speed above tick-over it is necessary to also select one of the two engine speed control options. Both of these options mandate the use of the electrical interface unit.

  • Speed control fixed. This provides a dashboard mounted rocker switch to raise or lower the engine speed in 50 rpm increments; the PTO load can cause the speed setting to vary +/- 50rpm. This option is not suitable for use with electrical generators.
  • Speed control variable. This option provides a constant engine speed irrespective of the PTO load; to obtain a specific engine speed it is necessary to programme the electrical interface unit.

 

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On a Crafter chassis cab can the rear light units be mounted vertically?

The Crafter chassis cab rear light units are designed with a drain hole on the underside when mounted horizontally; if they were mounted vertically any ingress of water would be unable to escape.

 

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  How do I downrate a 1993 LT50 to 3,500kgs GVW?

Please see the Plating changes to LT models pre 1996 bulletin.

 

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  How will European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) affect converters and conversions?

Please see the ECWVTA recast framework directive 70 bulletin.

 

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  How do I obtain technical information on how to dismantle or repair Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, (and other Volkswagen Group products)?

Volkswagen Group have developed and launched a public access web site were anyone, private individual or professional business, can access technical data for their vehicles. This is not a free site but the cost involved fairly reflects the cost of supplying technical information in this environment.

The system is known as 'erWin'. The site can be accessed via the following web address www.erwin.volkswagen.de.

The homepage has a step by step guide on how to use the site to purchase information. Access to the section Workshop Equipment, where you can view all equipment approved by Volkswagen, is free of charge and includes a useful area were you can understand the equipment required to repair VWG vehicles correctly.

To purchase technical information a user needs to register whereby they are issued a user name and password; erWin is supplied in a format using SealedMedia and Adobe Acrobat Reader, both available as free downloads if not already installed.

From this you are able to purchase individual sections of a particular vehicle's workshop manual. For example to purchase the section for Volkswagen Crafter 'Body Collision Repairs' the current cost is €18.40 for 1 year's subscription. This allows constant access to this manual for 12 months, on its anniversary the subscription is automatically renewed unless cancelled in the meantime. To purchase all sections of the Crafter manual will cost €257 (approx £177), 14 sections @ €18.40, without the wiring diagram which is an additional €107.4 (approx £74).

Before purchase you can view the index page of the section so that you are able to see exactly what you are buying.

Prices quoted were correct when this bulletin was published, but are subject to change without notice.

 

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 How do I obtain a wiring diagram for the Crafter?

Volkswagen Group have developed and launched a public access web site were anyone, private individual or professional business, can access technical data for their vehicles. This is not a free site but the cost involved fairly reflects the cost of supplying technical information in this environment.

The system is known as 'erWin'. The site can be accessed via the following web address www.erwin.volkswagen.de.

The homepage has a step by step guide on how to use the site to purchase information. Access to the section Workshop Equipment, where you can view all equipment approved by Volkswagen, is free of charge and includes a useful area were you can understand the equipment required to repair VWG vehicles correctly.

To purchase technical information a user needs to register whereby they are issued a user name and password; erWin is supplied in a format using SealedMedia and Adobe Acrobat Reader, both available as free downloads if not already installed.

From this you are able to purchase individual sections of a particular vehicle's workshop manual. For example to purchase the section for Volkswagen Crafter 'Body Collision Repairs' the current cost is €18.40 for 1 year's subscription. This allows constant access to this manual for 12 months, on its anniversary the subscription is automatically renewed unless cancelled in the meantime. To purchase all sections of the Crafter manual will cost €257 (approx £177), 14 sections @ €18.40, without the wiring diagram which is an additional €107.4 (approx £74).

Before purchase you can view the index page of the section so that you are able to see exactly what you are buying.

Prices quoted were correct when this bulletin was published, but are subject to change without notice.

 

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