Installing new Vanagon Muffler!

1982 vanagon muffler installation

Installing the new 'German Supply' Muffler on the Vanagon

Bluebirds old muffler finally rotted through on a recent trip. So after doing a roadside fix I ordered a new muffler.  I did some research online and heard the ones that last the longest are German made and found a local dealer “German Supply” in Toronto.  I wanted stock configuration and no catalytic converter is required. Which makes for a pretty simple muffler.  and a very reasonable pricetag of $309 CDN. The kit includes  all gasket and the very important spacers.  The hardest part of the job was grinding off the old bolts that were rusted.  It took me an hour to grind the old muffler off and an hour to put the new one on.   It is important to put locktite and or retighten the bolts after the first drive.  I am very happy with the result, as it has a nice quiet sound.  My only complaint is that I did have to spray on some grey exhaust enamel as the pipe quicky discolored from the heat. With the new heat resistant enamel on the exhaust it looks great.

German Supply Air Cooled Vanagon Exhaust Kit.  Highly Recommended



  1. dk · May 7, 2014

    This is perfect post. We need to replace our Muffler on our exact same model Westy and this is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for posting.

    • firestorm1000 · May 8, 2014

      Glad to be able to help! Good luck!

      • dk · May 12, 2014

        Did you go with the German Muffler? Or Danish Muffler? I see both are listed but don’t see a difference between them (doesn’t look like it changes photos for them)


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