Rebuilt Volkswagen Vanagon Engines





All GEX Vanagon and Waterboxer Long Block engines are Hot Run Tested.  This means that we temporarily install the accessories to actually fire them up to run our complete battery of tests before the GEX name goes on.

GEX PREMIUM Rebuilt VW Vanagon Engines

Watercooled 1983-1991

The Volkswagen Vanagon is perhaps one of the most versatile of vehicles.  It can be everything from a moving Van to a motor home.  In 1983, the first 1.9 liter Volkswagen Wasserboxer came with an 80 hp engine, and in 1986 the displacement was increased to 2.1 liters with a 95 hp engine. These engines are horizontally opposed and deliver a nice, smooth and broad power band with good torque at low RPMs. They can be a very reliable engine. 

At GEX, we have been rebuilding this motor almost from the beginning. Our experience level at the specialized machining processes required for this motor is unsurpassed. We've even developed a 2.1liter version to install as an upgrade to the 1.9 liter motor, please call for details.

All GEX VW Vanagon motors come with our exclusive, no hassle 12 months or 12,000 mile warranty program. An optional 36 month or 36,000 mile warranty is also available on this engine. Buy your Volkswagen Vanagon engine with the confidence of knowing that GEX stands behind the quality of the product.

Also see Air Cooled Vanagon Engines

Part # $ Price $ Core
GX 10870 1.9 liter, 83-85 Rebuilt Volkswagen Waterboxer (Wasserboxer) engine, water cooled Vanagon, with flywheel. 2,399.00 400.00
GX 10871 2.1 liter, 86-91 Rebuilt Volkswagen Waterboxer (Wasserboxer) engine, water cooled Vanagon, with flywheel. 2,399.00 600.00
GX 10871S 2.1 liter, 86-91 Rebuilt Volkswagen Waterboxer (Wasserboxer) engine, water cooled Vanagon, with flywheel, Syncro model 2,549.00 600.00
GX 10871R 2.1 liter, Rebuilt Volkswagen Waterboxer (Wasserboxer) engine, water cooled Vanagon, with flywheel, replacement for 1.9 engine in 83 - 85 Vanagons 2,399.00 600.00

Core charges for the VW Vanagon engines are additional. Rebuildable cores may be returned freight prepaid to GEX for credit. Please note: When purchasing a 2.1 engine and returning a 1.9 for core credit, the maximum credit is 600.00, if rebuildable. All prices are F.O.B. Booneville, AR.   U.S.A. and are subject to change without notice. 

When changing an engine, now is the time to also look at the following accessories for replacement:

Part # $ Price
MK CCWBX Clutch kit (installed) 289.00
ME 025121010F Water Pump (installed) 143.00

AC 025121113E Thermostat 29.00


All GEX Premium stock engines are covered by our nationwide, no hassle 12 months or 12,000 mile PARTS and LABOR warranty.  See warranty card for details.  An optional 36 month or 36,000 mile warranty is also available on all stock engines listed here for an additional  $199.00. 

Part # $ Price
SLS/PR00004 36 Month or 36,000 Mile Warranty 199.00

Customer's Cars

1967 Transporter
1776 cc Dual Port
Ron & Becky Maxon
Westwood, N.J.

We Picked up a '67 VW Transporter for winter driving to save the 83 Westfalia.  Once I started to clean it up, I didn't know when to stop.  After a lot of reading, your suggestions were very in sync with mine.  Dealing with customer service was a pleasure and a few quirks were quickly addressed.  With about 5000 miles on the engine it's singing a beautiful song.  Thanks guys. 

Please see our Customer's Cars pages for other enthusiast's experience with GEX Engines.

GEX  International, Auto Parts & Supplies - New, Booneville, AR
Customer Reviews
The engine breathed to life in seconds...
Jason Cheatham
The engines you send out are, in fact, better than you say...
Beth and Steve Edwards
I have bought 5 or 6 GEX engines over the years...
Gary Luke
The engine runs like a dream...
Casey Thompson
I am so pleased with my engine...
Garland Terry
The engine is running like a bat out of hell...
Kim Welch
I love it and the motor has plenty of power...
John Anderson
Still thrilled with my engine...
Sean Coon
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