Talk:Volkswagen Type 2 (T3)

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Add photographs of different options:

  • Roadwheel types
  • Interiors: Standard 7-passenger vs. Wolfsburg Edition "Weekender" vs. Westfailia camper equipment
  • Syncro 4WD
  • Fuel tank differences: Locking cap in front vs. Syncro gastank in right rear fender
  • More international info?
  • detail differences between early Vanagon brake systems (earlier vans had solid calipers, later vans had floating caliper setup)
  • provide examples of the best Vanagon engine conversions (Subaru EJ22, EJ25, Golf Inline 4, etc.)
  • more photos! need photos of the wasserboxer engine; and the storage areas under the seats, and of the stock vs. upgraded wheels, more photos of everything Vanagon!
Priority 4


Always specify weights in vehicle articles. It's a straight forward factoid that's very relevant. (talk) 18:00, 22 December 2013 (UTC)


'The page is flagged as needing cleanup, but the tasks here are all about adding photos. Is the cleanup warning still merited?'

Volkswagen Type 2, generation T3[edit]

Edit for incorrect info: this article has nothing to do with the type 2 or type 3 vw. A type 2 vw is the bus up until the mid 1970's and the type 3 vw is a squareback, fastback and notchback. The bus from the mid 1970's up was then the type 4 on into the vanagon. This article has good info on the vanagon the author just has no clue on which type is what. -- on the page.

The generations of Volkswagen Bus and Volkswagen Transporter are called T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5. That's where the T3 in the title come from, not from the Volkswagen Type 3 that is a completely different car.
I have in several places seen this T3 generation be called Type 2. And it is a natural successor of the T1 and T2 generations of the Volkswagen Type 2. I have even in some occations seen the T4 and the T5 generations be called Type 2. --Boivie 06:37, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
Volkswagen Type 4 is also a completely different car. But the engine from Type 4 was used in the bus from 1972. --Boivie 08:27, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

The designation "Type 2" refers to the entire VW bus/van line. The Type 2, T1 split window bus was the first. The Type 2, T2 bay window bus came in 1968. The Type 2, T25 Vanagon/Transporter came in 1980. They're all "Type 2". -- 16:47, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

I removed the Repair Tips section. It doesn't belong in an Encyclopedia. Jonathan Karlsson 19:17, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Could someone check up on the enginecodes? I just added a host of 1.9 litre variants described in my Haynes manual, but it doesn't mention the "DH" engine code as a previous person has stated exists. Is it wrong? should it possibly be "GW" instead?

Also, wasn't even a 50hp 1600 aircooled availiable early on in the production run? tilstad 30.1.2007

A 60bph 1600 was the standard engine in the Type 2 from 1971 to 1983, at least in the UK. (talk) 11:41, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

still in production[edit]

Does Volkswagen still make the vanagon? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:59, 13 March 2007 (UTC).

More international info[edit]

The current article is a bit US-centric. For example, the T25 was introduced to the UK in late 1979 rather than 1980 and available in a slew of different models (pickups, buses and the numerous motorcaravan conversions), which are not really represented here. I've added to the existing information on engines, but I think there needs to be some detail on the various versions produced internationally (specifically Brazil and South Africa where VW factories are still in production). (talk) 12:02, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Information on Type 2 trucks?[edit]

Type 2 had truck models as well, which aren't mentioned once on the page. I don't at this point know how to edit a wiki page up to wikipedia standards, but a google search of volkswagen truck history turned up this If no one gets to this soon i'll stop being lazy and do some research and update the page. Milky the brown cow (talk) 06:11, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

T25 is a British colloquialism and is utterly invalid. T stands for transporter, not type. So it is a Type 2... there are subtypes, and all T3s are Type 25, with subsubtypes eg 25x. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:04, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

2.5i Caravelle – old shape[edit]

2.5i Caravelle – old shape

Does the VW 2.5i Kombi/Caravelle/Microbus come in the old body shape models? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:22, 29 January 2011 (UTC)