Maintenance & tuning

Plenty of books have been written about VW maintenance & tuning. So for starters, you will need a decent Workshop or Service Manual: for the T1 owners there is the Brooklyn 'VW Transporter Owners Workshop Manual' (ISBN 1 85520 1976) and for the T2 owners there is the excellent Bentley 'Service Manual' (ISBN 0837600944) and the Haynes 'Owner Workshop Manual' (ISBN 0856966606). These manuals describe all common maintenance & tuning tasks and how you can do them yourself.

Besides using a Service Manual, there's also a lot of good information around on websites and forums. The only disadvantage of forums is that there is a 'large' amount of information shared that does not necessarily come from experts (and could potentially damage you and/or your vehicle). Therefore we have compiled a list of Hazel Armstrong's recommended online resources for safe and sound maintenance & tuning of your beloved van.



VW Resource Print E-mail

Rob and Dave's air-cooled vw pages are packed with 'hands on' maintenance & tuning tips and tricks you will not find in a standard workshop manual. The articles are clear and straigh-forward, without the use of too many technical terms.

I personally use Rob and Dave's air-cooled pages to find answers to problems I can not find in any of my service manuals or after browsing some of the cluttered forums.

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http://www.vw-resource.com

Last Updated ( Friday, 13 April 2012 )
 
The Samba.com Print E-mail

One of the largest VW communities on the web since 1997, founded by Everett Barnes. The Samba.com is the ultimate resource for information such as colour codes, model numbers, wiring diagrams and engine/gearbox codes.

Besides technical information the Samba.com also provides an extensive photo gallery, forums and a classifieds sections where you can view and place vw related ads.

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http://www.thesamba.com

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 April 2012 )