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Vanagon Cooling System Overview

New owners often find themselves mystified by the cooling system of the Vanagon. Which is understandable, considering that it’s kind of an oddball setup. A little historical context and a quick tour should help ‘splain things. Most water-cooled cars, including the one you probably use as a grocery-getter, has the engine up front, right behind […]

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 […]