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Volkswagen Vanagon Model Overview

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1991 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon
32 pictures
1991 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1990 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1990 Volkswagen Vanagon
75 pictures
1990 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1989 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1989 Volkswagen Vanagon
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1989 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1988 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1988 Volkswagen Vanagon
14 pictures
1988 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1987 Volkswagen Vanagon
62 pictures
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon
61 pictures
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon
65 pictures
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon
86 pictures
1984 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1983 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1983 Volkswagen Vanagon
21 pictures
1983 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon
21 pictures
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1981 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1981 Volkswagen Vanagon
10 pictures
1981 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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1980 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview
1980 Volkswagen Vanagon
62 pictures
1980 Volkswagen Vanagon reviews:
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Questions

rickstrack
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Problem With Engine Overheating.

I bought a 1984 Vanagon for my daughter last summer and recently it started having problems overheating. I had a garage mechanic take a look at it and he replaced the water pump which was leaking and ...

2,435 views with 5 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
washton
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Driver Side Door Will Not Unlock, How Do I Open The Door To Change The Actu...

11 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)
JamieL
185

Oil For My 1983 Vanagon

What kind of oil would I put in my 1983 T-3 joker Volkswagen vanagon westfalia Canada/USA model also what kind of gas is best for it ,just got it love it,got it to go camping with my son only 61k o...

38 views with 21 answers (last answer 6 months ago)
Mason Lowery
45

What Type Of Oil Should I Put In My 82 Westie - I'm Going To Drive It From ...

1982 VW Camper Van, 180,000 miles

253 views with 21 answers (last answer 6 months ago)
84vanagon_troubles
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How Is Oil Getting Into My Water Reservoir, 1984 Vanagon

I checked the water reservoir, and it appears to be fresh clean oil?? What could be going on here?? Fairly new rebuilt engine.

49 views with 6 answers (last answer 7 months ago)

About the Volkswagen Vanagon

Introduced in 1980, the Volkswagen Vanagon was designed as a replacement for the Microbus, which was VW's first van. (The Microbus had been around since 1950, and was showing its wear.) The rear-wheel-drive Vanagon, also known as the Type 2 T3, the T25 (in Great Britain), and the Transporter or Caravelle (in Europe), could carry seven to nine passengers.

In its first three years, it was equipped with a 67-horsepower, 2.0-liter, air-cooled four-cylinder engine with fuel injection. In mid-'83, the Vanagon's engine was upgraded to a 1.9-liter, water-cooled four-cylinder engine that generated 83 horsepower, and a Digi-Jet fuel-injection system was employed. Another engine overhaul was introduced in 1986, when the Vanagon got a 95-horsepower, 2.1-liter water-cooled four-cylinder engine with an updated fuel-injection system called the Digifant. That would continue to be the Vanagon's powerplant throughout its run, which ended in North American in 1991.

Over the 11 years it was in production, the Vanagon came in a number of different trim packages, including the standard Vanagon, the higher-end Vanagon GL, the Vanagon Camper, the GL Camper, the Vanagon Carat, and the limited-edition Wolfsburg Edition. Models with VW's Synchro all-wheel-drive system were also available.

While drivers were generally very loyal to the Vanagon, citing its roominess, sportiness, handling, and uniqueness as positive points, many offered words of caution to prospective owners, suggesting that the vehicle needed careful maintenance to prevent expensive repairs.