1982 Diesel Watercooled VW Vanagon with WVO/Grease System - Manuel Transmission

1982 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon VanagonL

Technical specifications of Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 1982

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Item location: Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
SubModel: L
Trim: VanagonL
Year: 1982
Mileage: 126,844
VIN: WV2YG0250CH150513
Color: Blue
Engine size: Diesel
Drive type: FWD
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1982 VW Diesel Vanagon - Water-Cooled Engine, Waste Vegetable Oil System126,844 miles on original engineManuel Transmission
Ready for Camper Conversion - Perfect for DYI VW and Waste Vegetable Oil System Enthusiast with Mechanic skills and desire to do camper conversion! Would be best for someone who can drive it regularly and/or keep it garaged
Clean Title
CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING - MUST ARRANGE TOW YOURSELF - Buyer must pick-up vanagon by April 14th - Full payment must be processed by cash in person or cashier's check in person or by mail due 14 days after auction close. Can arrange to meet buyer in Seattle or Friday Harbor to complete payment and paperwork. Buyer must sign title transfer/sale paperwork before vehicle is towed.
Vanagon is located on San Juan Island (Friday Harbor), WA - There is a ferry that runs from Anacortes to Friday Harbor
This was my daily driver till this past summer, when I had to repair master and slave clutch cylinder and update shift linkage system, and then had it towed to auto shop to replace fuel relay and boost pump. Auto shop had vanagon from October till January. Picked it up, drove it home without any issues, next day it would not start again (engine turns over, won't start). May be due to cold weather/not having been driven regularly, but I have moved to Seattle and do not have the time or inclination to trouble-shoot and continue repairs on this great old gent. Bought 9/2014 in Oregon; has had at least 2 other owners. I have all paperwork for repairs/parts replaced for the work I have done the last 3 years, plus the limited records from the previous owner I bought the vanagon from. I had intended to convert this to a camper, so removed the back seat and panelling on sliding doors and back of vehicle and installed sound-proofing insulation (as pictured in photo - does NOT have back seats or panelling on sliding door). Original white headliner in decent condition, no major tears or stains. Plastic vents along interior roof need replacing (some extra replacement parts included), front isle console piece has been removed.
WVO system was installed by the owner before me, and includes a 20 gallon tank (currently filled with biodiesel). WVO system could use updating. I have not run it often, and I am not sure if the switch between diesel and WVO tank is currently working. WVO system installed by Enviofuel in Corvallis, OR. I am not 100% sure, but I don't think this company is still in business.
This Vanagon was NOT built for speed! He ambles along, especially challenged by hills.
Repairs/Updates in last 2 years under my care:
  • New Complete Brake Job
  • New tires, still good tread - due for tire rotation - needs new spare tire
  • Updated/cleaned up electrical wiring (cover is currently off - needs to be put back on)
  • Updated shift linkage system, replaced master and slave clutch cylinders
  • New Pollack valve for switching between WVO and diesel
  • New fuel boost pump and relay

Known Repairs Needed:
  • Vanagon engine turns over, but won't start - battery tests good
  • Due for oil change, tire rotation, fuel filter change
  • Slow oil leaks, hoses, etc. need replacing/updating
  • Needs new paint job - small rust spots on outside of vehicle, as seen in photo - rudimentary bodywork started but not finished to stave off rust spots (see photos) - interior is rust-free (interior floor was inspected when I installed the sound proofing insulation)
  • Driver Door has a dent (as seen in photo)
  • Needs new door seals - comes with new back and sliding doors seals that need to be installed
  • Needs new outside window seals
  • Protective cover from under engine has been taken off for repair work - needs to be put back on
  • Cover under steering wheel covering wires needs to be put back on
  • Could probably use updating on WVO system parts

Extra parts that come with vanagon:
  • generic VW vanagon manual (I may have electronic version of bentley manual I can email you)
  • rear hatch and sliding door seals
  • tire chains
  • miscellaneous extra interior parts (seat belts, etc)
  • extra glow plugs

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