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An overview of buying a used Vanagon.
An excellent guide to buying a used bus. Applies primarily to air-cooled busses, but much off this also applies to Vanagons and EuroVans.
Information on the process of importing a vehicle into the United States.
A technical discussion of coolants and corrosion written by Gregory T. Fieldson. Interesting reading.
A detailed walk-through of head replacement written by Bob Donalds of Boston Engine.
Do you have a problem with your oil pressure light coming on when idling under 2000 RPM? This article attempts to explain what's happening...
Yet another look at this common problem by Bob Donalds of Boston Engine.
More than you probably want to know about tires for your van. Includes recommended tires for the Vanagon and EuroVan.
A description of the electrical system in Beethoven, my 1990 Vanagon Westfalia camper. Features a 52 amp hour second battery under the drivers seat and a 1.5 amp trickle charger which feeds the battery when the van is plugged into a 120 volt power supply.
The stock Vanagon headlight switch works for the stock headlights, but if you wish to add more powerful lights, or just get a little more juice to the ones you have, this article tells you how to use relays to minimize current flowing through the stock switch.
Instructions on adding a grab handle on the passengers' side, as well as some warnings about what can go wrong.
Peter Buettner tests a $70 add-on air suspension system, and finds that it improves the ride on both 2WD and 4WD Vanagons.
David Marshall compares two popular replacement engines for the Vanagon.
Various things that you should know so that you don't cause damage to your van.
The meaning of the VIN code for 1981-1991 Vanagons, as well as an address where you can write for more information on your van, such as the date it rolled off the assembly line.
Do you really understand them? This article tells all.
A discussion of the syncro system and how it works written by certified SyncroHead Jim Davis.
How to make your Westfalia pop-top look as good as new.
The Grandaddy of reefer manuals. Pretty technical, but a LOT of useful information. Derek Drew is known for his meticulous research, and it shows here.
The second installment of the Grandaddy of reefer manuals
A nuts & bolts description of problems and solutions with the propane operation of the Dometic fridge in your Westy.
How to get your Westy's fridge lit, and some other tips on efficient usage.
In Adobe Acrobat format. Courtesy of David Beierl
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