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Volkswagen Transporter 1700cc-2000cc (1972 - 1979)

VW Transporter 1700+

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Volkswagen Transporter 1700cc-2000cc, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Volkswagen Transporter 1700cc-2000cc. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Volkswagen Transporter 1700cc-2000cc can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.


The second-generation Volkswagen Transporter appeared in 1967, but the model we focus on here are the 1972-onwards models, that are also known as the ‘Late Bay’ model. The Transporter Mk2 had a one-piece windshield, and was bigger and heavier than its predecessor. At the rear lay a 1.7-liter flat four engine, which produced 66hp. It drove the rear wheels through a four-speed manual gearbox or a three-speed automatic. From 1975, this engine had fuel injection as standard. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Volkswagen repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our VW Transporter repair manual is here to help you through every stage of servicing or fixing your car.