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Volkswagen VW Transporter T4 Petrol Diesel 1990 1995 Brooklands Books Ltd UK

About the VW Transporter

The Volkswagen Transporter T4 (marketed in North America as being the Volkswagen Eurovan) should be a van produced by German automaker Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles between 1990 and 2003, succeeding the Volkswagen Type 2 (T3) and superseded by the Transporter T5. Introduced in 1990, the T4 was the most important held in a distinctive line of Volkswagen Transporters to get a front-mounted, water-cooled engine. Spurred on by the prosperity of similar moves with their passenger cars, Volkswagen had toyed included in the late 1970s aided by the idea of replacing their air-cooled, rear-engined Type 2 vans which includes a front-engined, water-cooled design. The with regard to deciding in 1980 to instead introduce a new rear-engined Type 2 (T3)/Vanagon are unclear. Thus, the introduction of a front-engined layout was delayed until the arrival associated with the T4.

Although its predecessors can also known casually as Transporters, the T4 may be the first Volkswagen van to officially use the 'Transporter' title. Looking for a production run of nearly 14 years, T4 production ceased in TWO THOUSAND AND THREE, turning it into second in order to the T1 for length of production in its real estate arena.

The T4 was produced in five basic body types: Panel Van (which have no windows behind the b-pillar), Kombi Van or Half-Panel (with windows between the b and c-pillars), Caravelle/Multivan (with windows all round), Westfalia (a VW-produced campervan) and either a single or double cab (Doka - deriving from German: Doppelkabine) - which has a pick-up style platform behind it. They were two standard wheelbases available; "short" (2,920 mm/115 in) and "long" (3,320 mm/131 in) along with a variety of different roof heights, including a pop-top roof for campers.

There was clearly one major facelift compared to the T4, in 1996, any time a re-shaped, longer front end was introduced. I thought this was needed in order to suit the six-cylinder VR6 engine into the T4's engine bay. Initially, only Caravelles and Multivans were available together with the longer nose, since these were the actual only real models available because of the VR6 engine. The commercial variants always been produced together with the shorter nose until 1999. However, campers as well as other specialist vehicles produced between 1994 and 1999 may have either the short or even the long nose, depending on which model was used to be the base vehicle. Commensurate with the Type 2's naming convention, the short and long-nose versions may also be informally also known as T4a and T4b, respectively. The T4 certainly a popular base for building a small to medium-sized camper and day-vans, both as self-build projects as well as for professional conversions. Volkswagen themselves also sold campervan versions of the T4, put together by and named after their contractor, Westfalia-Werke.

Due largely to its versatility, in addition to popularity as a campervan, the Volkswagen Transporter (for example the T4) has an extensive following amongst enthusiasts. Meetings are held regularly all year long in countries across Europe and one can find Internet forums dedicated to T4 owners and enthusiasts. In May 2010, the German enthusiasts of the T4 held a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the production of the first T4. A couple of hundred T4s took part with vans from far afield as Russia, France, Spain, central Europe and therefore the Nordic countries.

Volkswagen Transporter T4 Petrol and Diesel 1990-1995 Owners Service and Repair Workshop Manual 1991 1992 1993 1994
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