If your Vanagon still relies on the original plastic fuel rails (a.k.a. fuel distribution manifolds) and you are performing fuel delivery system upgrades, you might consider installing a pair of these bad-boys. Each fuel rail is machined from billet aluminum - including the nipples, end cap assembled with threadlocker, anodized for durability, and then pressure tested to ensure that they won't leak. These sleek, affordable fuel rails will last a lifetime and their lightweight design also helps maximize the lifespan of your fuel lines, which support the weight of the fuel rails in the waterboxer's unique arrangement. These fuel rails are sold as a pair, so all you need is one kit per vehicle.
Fits: All 1983-91 Vanagon with waterboxer engine.
Product note: In reality, the original black plastic fuel rails rarely fail on their own; rather, the "nipples" succumb to heavy-handed mechanics (no, not you!) in a hurry to remove the old fuel line that stubbornly hangs on. However, those plastic fuel rails are not an item you want to take a chance with, so we highly recommend upgrading to a metal fuel rail!