1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview

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There Are Times When I Wish I Still Had It - by Bob
 — My 2nd Brand New Car - 85 HP water boxer 4 speed manual. ROOOOOM - 200 cubic feet. You cannot imagine the stuff I carried in and on this thing. One time I had it loaded with over 100 wooden folding... Read More
My 2nd Brand New Car by Bob
 — 85 HP water boxer 4 speed manual (my last manual car). ROOOOOM - 200 cubic feet. You cannot imagine the stuff I carried in and on this thing. Tan with the Weekender Package (back seat folded flat t... Read More
It's Not Just A Car ; It's A Volkswagen by VAUDImike
 — Vanagons are a brick in the wind yet are suprisingly driveable. the 1.9L boxer 4 is capable of keeping up with traffic at 20 - 22 mpg. build quality is endorsed by quantity of survivors. 2nd & 3rd row... Read More

1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview

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1985 Volkswagen Vanagon

The 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon was powered with a  1.9-liter, water-cooled four-cylinder engine that generated 83 horsepower, thanks to a fuel-injection system called the Digi-Jet. The rear-wheel-drive vehicle was also equipped with rack and pinion steering, power-assisted front disc brakes, and front and rear independent suspension.

Standard features for the Vanagon 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.

Generally drivers seemed particularly attached to their Vanagons, even though the vehicles could be problematic at times, requiring expensive repairs, drivers noted.

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ammoturtle
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I Just Purchased An 85 Vanagon. It Tries To Start But Don't. I Did Find A W...

It will hit but not start. I thought it was my fuel pump but i can hear it run when I turn on the switch. I need to check all the hoses. Am I on the right track? I'm new with vw 's especially vanago...

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vandito
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My 8amp Fuse #12 For The Horn Continues To Burn Out. Ideas Why?

I replaced the headlights recently to higher luminosity, which required upping the fuse amperage. Would this have an affect on the horn? Should I up the fuse amp on the horn to 16amp?

20 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
vandito
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My 8amp Fuse #12 For The Horn Continues To Burn Out. Ideas Why?

I replaced the headlights recently to higher luminosity, which required upping the fuse amperage. Would this have an affect on the horn? Should I up the fuse amp on the horn to 16amp?

10 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
harvola1
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My 1985 Westy Is Great Except For It Randomly Doesn't Start.

It sounds like it's not getting spark, fuel or oxygen. the mechanics at the old volks home are baffled. It's a random thing, but once it doesn't start, i have to wait 2-3 hours before it might start...

38 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)
Patricet
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Is It Through That You Can Put A Ford Focus Engine In A Vw Vanagon With A T...

74 views with 5 answers (last answer 6 months ago)