Volkswagen Vanagon Official Factory Repair Manual 1980-1991 Including Diesel Syncro and Camper
The Volkswagen Vanagon Official Factory Repair Manual: 1980-1991 contains the repair information provided by Volkswagen to their factory-trained technicians for T3 platform Vanagon models. It's heavily illustrated with high quality photographs and drawings, and covers routine maintenance and service work, including information on maintenance and repair of water-cooled engines and of Westfalia camper models.
This Vanagon manual includes a special appendix section covering routine maintenance such as changing the oil, replacing light bulbs, or replacing the diesel fuel filter. Also included are factory maintenance tables and fluid and lubricant specifications and capacities.
1.6L diesel (engine code: CS)
1.9L water-cooled Digijet (engine code: DH)
2.0L air-cooled (engine code: CV)
2.1L water-cooled Digifant (engine code: MV)
090 3-speed automatic (rear wheel drive)
091 4-speed manual (rear wheel drive)
094 5-speed manual (rear wheel drive)
094-4WD 5-speed manual Syncro (four wheel drive)
New durable hardcover format - This manual is now being published as a durable, long-lasting hardcover book designed to withstand frequent use in a professional shop or home garage. All of the content of the previous softcover edition is included.
Fundamental automotive concepts, with simple explanations of basic troubleshooting, effective workshop practices and tools.
Complete tune-up specifications for all models covered - including those with air-cooled, water-cooled and diesel engines.
Engine and cylinder head service, including complete tear down and rebuilding procedures.
Removal, installation and testing of fuel injection system components.
Exhaust system component replacement, including Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system.
Drivetrain maintenance, troubleshooting, adjustment and repair, for manual, automatic and Syncro (4WD) transmissions.
Suspension component replacement, including front struts, rear shocks, springs, front stabilizer bar and alignment procedures and specifications.
Heating and air conditioning component replacement, including heater booster (gas heater).
Body adjustment and repairs, including front door components, sunroof, bumpers, Westfalia camper equipment and pick-up truck tarpaulin.
Troubleshooting, replacing or repairing electrical system components with all the available wiring diagrams from the vehicle manufacturer.
Plus the comprehensive Volkswagen factory tolerances, wear limits, adjustments and tightening torque specifications that you've come to expect from Bentley manuals.
By LCD Engineering - February 18, 2000
The Bentley does NOT give step-by-step troubleshooting advice. It *assumes* you know what "it" is, where "it" is & how. Hard to follow (this said from someone who did mechanical design for a living). NO INDEX. Generally vague Table of Contents. But, since there is no alternative repair maual available, it is the only game in town, and thus a "must have." Be prepared to be frustrated! Good luck!
Don't Rely on this book
By Terry Kerszturi - July 4, 2000
This repair manual tells you just enough to get you into trouble.The Air conditioning section is incomplete, and offers nothing for prior to 86 models!The ignition switch area is incomplete, and leaves you hanging.Many sections leave a lot to the readers imagination.Not very complete, and not a good value.
Good reference; not a how-to guide
By Aaron "Engineering Student" - November 11, 2002
I almost didn't buy this book based on the other, negative reviews. I am happy that I went against their advice. The lack of a real index proved to be a major pain in the rear. The book is stictly a reference manual, and as a reference it is quite good. The pictures, drawings and diagrams are worth the price alone. There is little troubleshooting advice. I just completed some major overhaul work on my engine, and I could not have done it without the book. The bottom line is that the book is a reference, not a how-to manual.To troubleshoot the fuel injection/electronic ignition I bought another Bently book: Bosch Fuel Injection and Engine Management by Charles Probst.. Maybe its because I knew almost nothing about EFI, but I thought that the Bosch book was the best auto book I've ever purchased. I give it 5 stars and consider it an essential companion to my Bently Vanagon book.
This manual has been prepared using selected factory service information with the added benefit of suggestions, tips and clarification of various procedures. Bentley repair manuals provide clear and ...