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Volkswagen Transporter syncro

Rear engined

The Volkswagen is a car of legend. Born of Volkswagen mechanical parts, the boxy van became the VW Combi, the flower palace on wheels, travelling Europe, California, and more India and Morocco, and some of still do. Ageing hippies misty eyed at the thought.


From 1955 to 1976 Transporters were also from kits at Clayton in Australia. (The factory was acquired by Nissan .) The panel fit was not as as on imported Transporters but the locals just as well. Volkswagen that 77,800 Transporters registered in Australia.

Volkswagen’s flat-4 engines have a for rattling on forever, although oil can be a chronic problem and seized are not unknown. The rear engined put the weight over the rear and gave good traction, but it the engine susceptible to damage dust drawn into the air on dirt roads. Raised air improved matters.

Volkswagen’s final 1982 of the rear engined Transporter had a engine which cured problems with sticking-valves, closer tolerances for reduced and lowered noise levels. It introduced the Syncro four drive Transporter which had surprising offroad abilities. The 4WD were carried out by Steyr Puch. part of the deal that Steyr could use diesel in their own Pinzgauer. VW Syncros were made four wheel drive so that you could go offroading in

From VW: 1950 . first rear engined, air-cooled, 1955 . assembly begins in Victoria (end 1976) . Mk2 Transporter, Y-frame chassis . Mk3 Transporter, water cooled, or Syncro 4WD 1992 . front drive (below)

Tom Niksch Type II is used by Volkswagen as a name for all the Transporters, Type I was the Type III the 1500 sedan and its Type II T1 (1950), T2 (1967), T3 and T4 (1990) were used for the but the may overlap, eg. the Type II T3 series from 1979 until in European production and lives on in Africa and South America. So, the T3 stands for Mk3. (According to: Unruh, VW Transporter Bus, Verlag, Stuttgart.)

To make confusion complete: In the mid to 1970’s there were 4WD Transporter prototypes built, on the Type II, T2 with the 70hp 2.0 litre Boxer. Steyr-Puch was not until the Type II T3 4WD (later Syncro) was developed and manufactured in the mid

A few additions on the ( T3 ) syncro production (source SDP Graz/Austria)

T3 Syncro 43,468, including:


RHD: 2,108


2.1 l i (95 hp)

2.1 l i (112 hp) 6,259

1.9 l (78 hp) 6,641

(70 hp) 16,335


Pritschenwagen Single Cab (245) 1,787

Pick-Up Double Cab (247)

Kastenwagen Van, panels 5,848

Kombi Bus (253)

Caravelle Bus (255) 14,334

16 2,138

regards Tom Niksch.


Volkswagen released its new vans in 1992 . moving the to the front and also driving the wheels. It made a lot of sense in of improved crash worthiness and internal space — a full-length, low floor.

4WD Syncro

The Transporter was available as a van (short and wheel base) and as a crew-cab (above). A people-mover version, the Caravelle . became available in in late 1997 .

Volkswagen can be ordered with the optional constant four wheel system by a viscous coupling. held to 4WD terminology rather the AWD alternative. The engine and transmission are mounted in the nose to provide wheel drive. In the Syncro drive is taken off the front crown wheel by a pinion to a shaft. This is in three joined by constant velocity and takes the drive to a rear The viscous coupling is incorporated in the to the differential. There is no dog-clutch to lock the viscous coupling.

Rear suspension remains by semi-trailing arms on the Syncro, as for the wheel drive models.

The Transporter Syncro is not as capable an as the old rear-engined Syncro which had surprising abilities, particularly in the 16-wheel version. The modern is more of a slippery-roader than an

Volkswagen Transporter Series

Van, 3 seats, 3 doors

4707mm, width: 1620mm, 1415mm

wheelbase: 2920mm, track: grnd clearance: 180mm

radius: 5.85m

weight: (unladen), GVM: 2800kg, 700kg (unbraked)



Volkswagen Transporter syncro

Digifant 1968cc, petrol,

62kW at 4300rpm, 159Nm at

2.5L petrol:

Simos petrol, 5-cyl

85kW at 200Nm at 2200rpm


2370cc, diesel, 5-cyl

at 3700rpm

164Nm at 1800rpm-2200rpm

5m/4a, Syncro . front drive + drive to rear via viscous coupling

suspension: semi-trailing-arms+coils, brakes: disc/disc

6Jx15, fuel-tank: 80L

Price: $28K (4×2 van) 1997, 1998

Transporter SWB 2.5 or 2.4 diesel 5-spd Synco 4WD rrp

Transporter LWB 2.5 petrol or 2.4 diesel Synco 4WD $40,490 rrp

Transporter 2.5 petrol or 2.4 diesel 5-spd 4WD $39,990 rrp

Transporter cab chassis 2.5 petrol or 2.4 5-spd Synco 4WD $35,990 rrp

Long Wheel Base Van and Cab:

wheel base: van loa: 5107mm, crew-cab 5136mm

turning radius: weight: 1645kg —

Concept Microbus 2001

Volkswagen Transporter syncro
Volkswagen Transporter syncro
Volkswagen Transporter syncro

Volkswagen Transporter syncro


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