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Requires a full tool set and broad mechanical knowledge.
Add this state-of-the-art thermostatically-controlled automatic transmission oil cooler to your Vanagon, and stop worrying about the expensive, no longer available, prone-to-failure factory oil cooler.
Read: Automatic Transaxle Failures in Vanagons: Prevention
Why install this kit?
• Eliminate a no-longer-available and failure-prone part of your Vanagon cooling system
• No more danger of your ATF and coolant mixing
• No more need for periodic replacements of factory oil cooler ($$$)
The GoWesty Cooler Kit is a complete and well-designed kit that works. There are other cooler "kits" on the market that are not thoroughly thought-out and are unlikely to actually work (or work well). Instructions included. Please click here to find out what sets the GoWesty kit apart from the competition.
Product note: The oil pump inside all Vanagon automatic transaxles is not completely silent, and it is not the same in all transaxles, either. it is not uncommon for this mostly inaudible noise inside your transaxle to be amplified by the external cooler kit. The actual vibration inside the transaxle is not being increased, and it does not indicate any damage to your transaxle. In most cases, the noise will only be present when cold and at very low speeds, and it is virtually inaudible at driving speeds.
If your Vanagon is air-cooled (1980-83) or has the rare belly heater (auxiliary heater booster) installed, this kit will NOT fit your vehicle.
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.