1.9 to 2.1 Cooling System Conversion Bundle

Product:2.1-COOLING-CONVERSION
Works With:1983-1985
Manufacturer:GoWesty
Difficulty:

Requires a full tool set and broad mechanical knowledge.

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$981.40 - $1,166.70

Proposition 65: This product may contain chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
Self-certified made in USA of U.S. and imported parts

Volkswagen's first stab at a cooling system for the 1900cc waterboxer lasted only three years, from 1983-85. With the introduction of the 2100cc platform in 1986, VW completely redesigned the entire cooling system—and for good reason.

If your early-style cooling system is all original, or if you have been putting money into it here and there to keep it going, don't throw more good money at bad! There is no single system more important to keeping you going down the road than the cooling system. Take the opportunity to convert over to the most efficient system VW ever delivered in a Vanagon. Do it all. Do it right. Do it once!

Here is a breakdown of all the parts included in our comprehensive bundle:

• Billet Aluminum Lower Thermostat Housing Kit
• Billet Aluminum Upper Thermostat Housing Cover
• GoWesty Aluminum Coolant Expansion Tank
Coolant Bleed Ring Replacement Kit
Metal Air Bleed Nipple Kit
Water Pump Kit, plus our water pump stud-to-bolt upgrade
Coolant Hose Junction to consolidate coolant connections
 Stainless Steel Water Pump to Thermostat Pipe to replace the previously hosed connection.
Oil dipstick bracket
Wiring to extend coolant sensor leads
Lines and adapters to bypass the factory 2.1 oil cooler
OPTIONAL:  2.1 Cooling Hose Kit - Available as an add-on in the dropdown menu

IMPORTANT NOTE: Installation of this bundle also requires the additional kit:
 Stainless Steel Cooling Pipe Set - Time to ditch your smaller diameter pipes in favor of the late model 1.5" pipes

Automatic Transaxles: For vans with an automatic, we strongly recommend upgrading to our External Cooler Kit because of the high failure rate of the factory design. If you choose to run the stock automatic transmission cooler, you will need this kit to plumb it in.

Engine Oil Cooler: This kit does not include this part of the later 86-91 cooling system, but does have provisions for it to be added later if so desired. Note: adding the cooler is not trivial, changing the exhaust system to the later 86-91 design is required, as well as some slight modifications to early 1.9 liter engine blocks.

1.9 to 2.1 Cooling System Conversion Bundle Wrench Rating


DIY — Requires a full tool set and broad mechanical knowledge.




All Wrench Ratings



Plug 'n' Play — Requires no or basic hand tools and no mechanical knowledge.


Handy — Requires some hand & power tools and minimal mechanical knowledge.


DIY — Requires a full tool set and broad mechanical knowledge.


Pro — Requires professional-level tools, talent and experience.


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