Vanagon Coolant Hose Kit Turbo & 3.3L

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This coolant hose kit is for the 3.3L SVX engine, the Subaru 4 cylinder turbo and for 2.2 and 2.5L installations with a standard (not reversed) manifold. This kit utilizes our experience from completing over 300 Subaru conversions and provides a cooling system that is easily bled, a heater system that works perfectly and a cool running engine. The heliarc welded stainless coolant pipe is designed to go across the back and the right side of the Vanagon engine bay to allow easy connection of the Subaru coolant outlet to the Vanagon radiator pipe. No coolant manifold alterations are needed when you use this pipe with a Subaru 2.2, 2.5, 3.3 or 2.0L turbo engine. The pipe also has a 5/8" hose barb for connection to the coolant reservoir which helps circulation and allows easy bleeding of the system. All hose ends on this pipe are nicely beaded for watertight hose connections and two welded on tabs with a choce of mounting holes allow mounting support.

Kit includes:

  • Special stainless tee 1 1/4" X 3/4"
  • Stainless pipe with reservoir hose fitting
  • Coolant reservoir bracket
  • Thermostat to tee hose
  • Tee to reservoir hose
  • Tee to Vanagon pipe hose
  • Water manifold to pipe hose
  • 5/8" heater hose
  • 12 hose clamps

Please note: 1983-1985 Vanagons will need to have the original front-rear coolant pipes replaced with the later pipes or the originals shortened in the rear about 6 inches to a length roughly matching the later Vans. 1983-85 required 1 hose reducer, 86- coolant reservoir.

Link to photo showing location and routing of hoses: hosediagram.jpg

Link to diagram of system schematic: Cooling system schematic. (Thanks to Steve at for the original drawing)