PART TWO - ENGINE UPGRADE
Section III: REMOVING THE
Removing the wasserboxer
engine is a fairly straight forward thing, well documented in the Robert
Bentley Manual for the 1980 to 1991 Vanagon - http://www.rb.com
Removing the wasserboxer the engine:
- Remove Syncro Skid Plate.
- Remove the starting and auxiliary
batteries from your vehicle.
- Remove wasserboxer electrical
harness, ECU, Fuel Pump / ECU relay box, ignition coil and idle
stabilizer relay behind the rear tail light.
Remember: no cutting!
- Remove main radiator coolant
- Remove heater coolant hose.
- Remove water reservoirs.
- Remove power steering lines.
Be sure to catch and recycle all fluids and keep it away
from your pets!
- Disconnect the fuel lines.
- Disconnect the brake booster.
- Disconnect power steering lines
from power steering pump.
- Disconnect the throttle cable.
- Do a final check to ensure that
the only thing that is still attached to the wasserboxer
engine is the rear support member and the transmission.
- Remove side and front engine
- Remove bolts that hold the
muffler heat shield to the body.
- Remove engine stud nuts on the
- Loosen the transmission mounts a
- Attach engine hoist and lightly
lift on motor.
- Remove the four bolts on the
engine cross member.
- Slowly lower and remove engine
ensuring that the transmission is supported
Total removal time for that wasserboxer motor