Like you say, said people are willing to pay good prices to buy them, too. It ran like a champ and it seemed to eat up the chance to go on a nice long road trip. So I took a leisurely drive up to Portland in the Peugeot. If you enjoy just cruising and always wanted a reliable a great mpg and fully restored to better than new diesel westy this is it. Let's get something straight right off the bat about this manual, it's the Factory Repair Manual, originally intended for mechanics at the dealership.
Diode control display system on the kitchen unit showing freshwater tank level and battery charge level. The book went with it. I had a Vanagon Westfalia, a 1985, gasoline. The double bed in the roof on pop tops was light brown for all early Vanagons. We back up this Car Cover with our full Lifetime Warranty as well.
Although the van is slow it is very comfortable and economical, averaging over 20 miles to the gallon highway. It had a four speed transmission, but it felt like it needed six. Unlike the before it, the T3 was available with amenities such as , , power door locks, electrically controlled and heated mirrors, lighted vanity mirrors, and a light above the glove box most of which were essentially standard equipment in later models. A four-speed manual transmission was standard, while a three-speed automatic transmission was available as an option. New rare German emblem found to complete the upgraded and restored front grill. I suspect the negative reviews for this manual are mostly from 'newbies' and novices. Maaco did the work and - although they are usually considered a low-quality paint shop - they did a superb job; door-jambs, everything was perfectly painted the color I chose.
Oh and lord forbid that you should happen upon a small slope of any sort. Luckily the previous owner had swapped in a 1. Fuel line leaked underneath the van which had to be replaced. This has caused me to only be able to camp during the spring, winter, and fall months since I have to avoid the summer. Westy also has a new clutch disc, a new throw out bearing, a new needle bearing, and a new pressure plate as well as a resurfaced flywheel with engine work done.
General Comments: The problems have been very inexpensive to repair. That engine was removed and in its place now purrs a professionally installed 1. Modified Life is the only website that offers real experiences and honest opinions about the 1982 Volkswagen Vanagon. Army and Air Force in Germany used T3s as administrative non-tactical vehicles. Full GoWesty rebuild included but not limited to: Brand new German piston and rings All new bearings Rebuilt crankshaft and rebuilt rods Brand new headstuds upgraded from factoy bolt setup Brand new injectors Brand new internal and external seals, etc, etc. Canvas had a large opening aperture at the front with a zippable mosquito net. In 1984, the Wolfsburg edition was configured with a rear bench seat and two forward-facing middle seats.
Few cars can boast about having the same amount of accessories and options available as the Volkswagen Bus has. The outfit that did the installation was SmallCar Performance in Tacoma, Washington. And then there is the world of the Syncro Vanagon… surely there must be a few nice examples on the streets where you live Paul. All car ratings and car reviews are submitted by our visitors and the Modified Life community. Five-cylinder Audi engines were used in South Africa on higher-trim vans after the Wasserboxer engine was discontinued in 1991, until the T3 was discontinued in 2002.
Turns out the owner really wanted a van…………. Subsequent models for North American and European markets featured round sealed beam headlights or smaller square headlights, with the primary lights outboard and high beams inboard. The down pipe from the manifold a J shaped pipe was broken from all the engine vibration. Nor was I saddled by a 48-hp diesel…although in odd moments, I did fantasize about that variation. Every recall is registered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is where cars.
I would recommend this to other Vanagon owners. Westfalia Vanagon Camper Aircooled - The Early Years If you find this site useful and would like to make a donation to help towards the running and development costs please click on the button below: Thank You! Help others by posting a review about any Volkswagen Vanagon you own or any Volkswagen vehicle you used to own on Modified Life. And I never lost the outside sliding-door handle. Turns out the owner really wanted a van…………. Although gas mileage has varied over time and engine type, the latest versions were known to get as much as 42 miles to the gallon.
There are a lot of Polish artisans and carpenters, working cheap all over Europe. I purchased this as a 4th car to play around with and restore along the way. Both luggage rack and pop top were completely stripped and refinished and repainted to match body color. Whether you are searching for a new Volkswagen Vanagon or looking for a used Volkswagen Vanagon, one of the most difficult tasks is researching which used Volkswagen Vanagon or new Volkswagen Vanagon provides the best value, greatest practicality, most reliability, highest gas mileage, best safety features and good looks you want in a 1982 Volkswagen Vanagon. Regarding to diesel powered westy, although this westy provides much more power as compared to the original 1.
However, one diesel engine Westfalia owner reported averaging close to 25 miles per gallon. So I decided I would drive it home to Salem on the back roads about 70 miles. Engine was professionally installed by the experts at Westy Werks in San Luis Obispo. We test drove our prospective vehicles. I currently own my 2nd diesel 82 van. Please note that some of the links take you to an external site called vwpix.