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Evolution of the Vanagon/Transporter

Do you consider yourself a Van-Fan? Do you enjoy “Vanagon-spotting”, identifying various years and types of VW vans while on a road trip? Or have you just begun shopping for your own Westfalia, and find yourself a bit baffled by the features of each variant? Here’s a quick guide to the Vanagons/Transporters offered in North […]

Diesel Vanagon Coolant Expansion Tank Bracket

The mounting bracket for the stock coolant expansion tank on a 1983 diesel Vanagon is prone to forming stress cracks and leaks in the plastic tank, due to the way it attaches to the bulkhead just forward of the battery platform. During the course of an engine replacement, I upgraded to a complete set of […]