1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview

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1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Overview

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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Sjs1
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1985 Vanagon1.9liter Sluggish Gas Mileage Is Terrible

Won't accelerate no power gas mileage cut in half did tune up. Plugs distributor cap air filter fuel filter blows black smoke

144 views with 2 answers (last answer 10 months ago)
jaxco
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Just Bought A 85 Water Cooled Fuel Injected Seems That It Has All The Probl...

wont run consistently,, constanly quiet or loses power , rough idle, bad milage, have replaced fuel pump 5 times, will then run about 200 miles, replaced computer, no one seems to know about this beas...

2,110 views with 10 answers (last answer 10 months ago)
nolte
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1985 Vanagan Won't Start When The Ambient Temperature Is Above 80 Degrees. ...

I can drive a short distance in hot weather, engine is not very hot, stop and try to restart and get nothing. It's as if the battery is totally dead. I wait until evening when the temperature is coo...

260 views with 5 answers (last answer 10 months ago)
MateoJuice
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My 85 Vanagon Had A Larger Than Normal Oil Leak, Maybe From The Rod Tube O...

Always a small leak but this is a puddle! It's been sitting too, backed it in the barn to clean her up for camping season. When I removed the dipstick there seems to be too much oil and I have no id...

65 views with 3 answers (last answer about a year 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...

7 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)