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Vanagon Clutch Slave Cylinder Replacement

Related Topics: Hydraulic Clutch System Overview Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement Bleeding the Clutch Hydraulic System Back in the left-forward corner of the engine compartment, just ahead of the edge of the deck-lid opening, you will find the clutch slave cylinder mounted to the clutch housing. Start by using some WD-40 and a shop rag to […]

Essential Vanagon Tools

“Usually, the only tool you need is the one you don’t have.” Andrew A. Libby, Samba member Basic Tools The VW Vanagon will require few special tools, and most work can be performed with conventional tools available to the average home mechanic. The following is by no means a complete listing, but should give any […]

Recommended Vanagon Workshop Manuals

“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” Henry Ford (1863-1947) Personally, I can never have enough manuals, and throughout my years of VW ownership I have accumulated a small collection […]

Westfalia Pop-Up Roof Refurbishment

Westfalia Camper Roof Overview Of all the clever German engineering features employed in the Volkswagen Westfalia Camper, the distinctive raised fiberglass roof is perhaps one of its most ingenious. Providing over eight feet of standing headroom, the poptop allows for the comfortable changing of clothes, cooking and other kitchen tasks, and reveals the two-person upper […]

Bleeding the Vanagon Clutch Hydraulic System

Related Topics: Hydraulic Clutch System Overview Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement Clutch Slave Cylinder Replacement After replacing any clutch hydraulic components, air will have been introduced into the system, and this will prevent proper functioning of the clutch mechanism, so it must be bled. Start by carefully topping-up the fluid reservoir in the dash with fresh […]

Vanagon Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement

Related Topics: Hydraulic Clutch System Overview Clutch Slave Cylinder Replacement Bleeding the Clutch Hydraulic System Before getting started, check out the “Vanagon Hydraulic Clutch System Overview” Start with some vigorous stretching exercises and calisthenics as taught by your junior high school Phys. Ed. coach; the clutch master cylinder in particular is very well tucked away […]

Vanagon Hydraulic Clutch System Overview

Related Topics: Clutch Master Cylinder Replacement Clutch Slave Cylinder Replacement Bleeding the Clutch Hydraulic System The Vanagon’s hydraulic clutch system is fairly straightforward and clearly depicted in the Bentley manual, Page 30.2. Essentially, the clutch pedal actuates a hydraulic piston-and-cylinder assembly—usually referred to as the “master cylinder”—tucked away just above the base of the steering […]