When did VW start adjusting the valve on Vanagon?
Welcome to another quirky (and common) Vanagon experience. Up to and including the 1977 model, all VWs required regularly scheduled valve adjustments. In 1977, however, VW decided that it was time to join the 20th century and added an automatically adjusting valve system to the VW Bus.
Where can I buy a 1986 VW Vanagon?
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When did the VW Vanagon shifter system come out?
When VW first introduced the Vanagon in 1980, one of the things that was celebrated far and wide among professional and shade-tree mechanics alike was the “new style” shifter system.
How many miles does a VW Vanagon have?
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Why does my Vanagon make an engine noise?
This advice is only for this particular scenario: When you last drove your Vanagon (or Bus with hydraulic lifters), you’re SURE the engine was running and sounding normal, right? And you are SURE no one removed the oil drain plug and let all the engine oil run out (look for a huge puddle under your vehicle).
What kind of lifter does a Vanagon have?
So, VW added hydraulic lifters to the VW Bus beginning with the 1978 model. The same exact lifter used in the 1978 Bus is used in all Vanagons, both air and water-cooled waterboxer engines. Engines fitted with hydraulic lifters are commonly referred to as “hydraulic valve engines”, but it is actually just the lifter that is hydraulic.
Why does my Vanagon sound like a tea kettle?
When I parked my Vanagon two days ago, it was running as quiet as a (loud and very large) mouse. Now it sounds like a tea kettle! Welcome to another quirky (and common) Vanagon experience. Up to and including the 1977 model, all VWs required regularly scheduled valve adjustments.