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SCP Vanagon Aluminum Coolant Bottle

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Introducing the Small Car Performance Aluminum Coolant Bottle. We've been using this coolant bottle in all of our in shop conversion for a while now and we are now making it available to you. This bottle can be used with all Small Car Performance Subaru conversion and is compatible with 2.1L Waterboxers*. What makes our bottle different than our competitors? When installing a Subaru motor the coolant bottle is usually moved to the right hand side of the engine bay. This means that the sight glass needs to be on a different side of the bottle than when it is mounted in the stock location. More details of our bottle are listed out below. 

This bottle makes bleeding your Vanagon cooling system easy. Follow the instructions at the bottom of this page.

Compact aluminum design that will last longer than the van.

  • Sight glass for easy viewing of coolant level. 
  • 1/8 NPT Schrader valve for pressure testing and filling the coolant system.
  • Uses the inexpensive stock coolant level sensor. 
  • Quality Stant radiator cap.
  • 5/8" and 1" barb fittings.

If you need a coolant level sensor please chose that from the drop down. Additionally, you will need an SCP Coolant Bottle Bracket if you do not currently have one. 

*When installed in the factory waterboxer location the sight glass will be not be easily viewed as it is positioned for Subaru powered vans.

Bleeding Instructions

  1. Fill your cooling system to the best of your ability using gravity or a vacuum filler. 
  2. Bring the van up to operating temperature and wait for the thermostat to open. 
  3. Crack the bleeder screw at the radiator. 
  4. Apply 10-15 PSI to the schrader valve on the cooling bottle. This will push all the air out of the top of the radiator. Once air has stopped coming out and only coolant is flowing out, tighten the bleed screw. 
  5. Let the van cool down. 
  6. Remove the radiator cap off of the coolant bottle and fill to the top. 
  7. Your system is now bled.