I will be changing out the rear tires and changing oil and filter this weekend. I will give an update this weekend. I am doing this before I dig into the bus more to investigate a pretty bad oil leak. I may be that I tear down the motor to fix (possible cracked case). So I will do this Treg maintenance before I have my bus in the garage taking up all the space.
I changed the oil and filter on 3-1-10. All went well. I used Mobile One 0w-40 and bought the filter, o-rings and new washers for the drain plugs on line from ECS tuning. Good prices and lots of parts for the Egg.
On 3-19-10, one of the ignition coil packs failed on the egg again. First time was the #2 and this time was #5. It cost about $150 at the dealer to get it replaced.
So I started investigating a Vag-Com scan tool for the Egg. Ross Tech is the one to get but it runs on windows and I have a Mac. I don't want to run windows on the Mac. In my investigation, I found a VAD system that uses a Palm pda. You buy the software and cable from VAD for about $250 and download the software onto the Palm pda and then you can use this to scan your vehicle as the Ross Tech software. I am going to go the VAD route. I have bought a pda off of ebay for $30 and should have it in a few days. I will be purchasing the VAD software once I get the pda in my hands.
If this pda works with the software and I can successfully scan and update the electronics on the Egg, I should be able to see what cylinder has a defective coil pack and replace if for $20 rather than the $150 at the dealer. The coil pack puller cost about $20 and coil packs themselves are about $20 also.