1988 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia with Subaru Conversion

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  • Location: Dover, New Hampshire, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Volkswagen
  • Model: Bus/Vanagon
  • Trim: Westfalia
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 110,000
  • VIN: wv2zb0257jh049016
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: Subaru 2.2
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1988 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Westfalia Description

After owning this van and living the van life out of it for the past couple of years...I've decided to sell it to buy a house. This is a 1988 Westfalia with the full camper setup and air conditioning (though not hooked up): stove, sink, fride, and bed in the rear. It is an automatic. It has a Subaru 2.2 engine conversion done a couple of years ago. The van has approximately 110,000 miles on it. The inside is in great shape and the outside is pretty decent too. Couple of dings here and there. Below is a list of the work that I have done on the van to get it as close to perfect as I can. Any questions please reach out. I also havebetter pictures too and can Facetime or send you specific videos if you would like.

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Vanagon parts replaced
Brake System
1. Master Cylinder and reservoir
2. Front and rear hard brake lines
3. Rubber lines to front calipers
4. New calipers New pads new rotors new dust shields
5. Rear drums and all hardware with shoes
6. New emergency brake cables
Front suspension
1. New wheel bearings: both inner and outer
2. New steering rack bushings
3. New inner and outer tie rods with new boots
4. New upper and lower ball joints
1. Replaced auto transmission
2. new german axle and boot
3. Original axles come with van along with torque converter
Fuel system
1. Replaced fuel lines
2. Replaced fuel filter
3. Resealed gas tank
4. Replaced all lines to gas expansion tanks with new grommets
Coolant system
1. Replaced all rubber hoses front to back
2. Replaced thermostat
3. Replaced expansion tank and new sensor
4. Added coolant level sensor to dashboard: sounds alarm when coolant low, engine saver
5. Replaced resistor for radiator fan, have new fan switch as well
1. Replaced valve cover gaskets
2. Regular oil changes
3. Replaced thermostat
4. New alternator
5. New battery
1. Exhaust system installed two/three years ago
2. Replaced tail pipe and gasket
1. Replaced LP gas tank
2. New propane regulator installed
3. Added third brake light for increased visibility
4. Upgraded wheels to 15inch alloys with new tires
5. Miscellaneous brake line holder clips under the van
6. New sunroof V arm to lift sunroof
What doesn't work
- Radiator fan is not working. Van's been fine thus far without it.
- I took out the windshield washer fluid bottle and haven't reinstalled it yet. Has a new pump though.
- Odometer and speedometer don't work. If you're driving the van so fast that you need the speedometer. . ..slow down for Pete's sake.
- Dashboard lights when out when I was installing the master cylinder because that foil is waaaay too sensitive to touch. I use a mini led light that works perfect.
- Rear fluorescent light is out.