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1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
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Based on 3 reviews
The Volkswagen Vanagon got a slight bump in power for 1984, which was a good thing, since previous models had been considered underpowered. The '84 Vanagon was powered by a 1.9-liter, water-cooled four-cylinder engine that generated 83 horsepower, up from 67 hp for the previous year. The engine featured a fuel-injection system called the Digi-Jet.
The rear-wheel-drive Vanagon was equipped with rack and pinion steering, power-assisted front disc brakes, and front and rear independent suspension, as well as a sliding side door and a liftgate at the rear.
Standard features also included reclining front bucket seats, a rear window defogger, three-speed windshield wipers, an electric windshield washer system, vinyl upholstery, and a four-speaker sound system. A Vanagon VL version added velour upholstery, folding arm rests for each seat, tinted glass, a rear window wiper/washer, and a premium sound system.
A Vanagon Camper was also available. It was equipped with a pop-up roof, a stove, kitchen cabinet and sink, a swivel table, and refrigerator. Air conditioning was available as an option.
Most drivers seemed to love their Vanagons, though some admitted it was a love/hate relationship. While drivers appreciated the vehicle's functionality, roominess, and handling, they also pointed out that it often needed frequent repairs, which could be expensive, and that parts were sometimes not readily available.
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Volkswagen Vanagon Questions
How To Adjust 1984 1.9 Watercooled Vanagon Gl Valves
What is the right way to adjust the valves?I have the Bentley manual(4sale<) and it is not very detailed.
Still Need To Know Right Wat To Adjust 1984 1.9 Water Cooled Valve
Bentley says once rocker arm and ball touch tighten 2 full turns and proceed to next valve and repeat. I did and she sounds like CRAP .. PLEASE HELP SHE IS WATER COOLED AND WHAT DO THEY MEAN BY NEXT V...
Where Are The Fuel Filters Located?
Where are the fuel filters located on the 1984 1.9 ltr Vanagon. One is square plastic, the other is larger and metal.
Better To "rebuild" 1984 Vw Vanagon Engine Or Buy "used" Engine?
Show Me Where The Thermo-control Swicth Is On The Radiator
visual details for replaceing the thermo-ctr,sw and bleeding the radiator