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Aluminum Expansion Tank (AKA "The Tank")
Vanagon Aluminum Expansion Tank


 
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Product Code: 025121403-AL


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Our new aluminum coolant tank is just what is needed for replacing the troublesome plastic stock tanks in your Vanagon. Made from 100% aluminum and hand tig welded for strength and durability. Offered in three different configurations, this tank will fit your stock bracket for a 1.9L or 2.1L. A bracket for the Subaru conversion mounting is also available. Comes with the correct nipple configuration for your vehicle application and a new MTC coolant level sensor installed. Stant Lev-R vented pressure release cap set at 16# is also included. Please Note: We have recently changed the level sensor system, picture may not be reflect what is current.

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 34 Write a review.

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Well Built Tank September 18, 2016
Reviewer: Gene Goff from Ridgway, CO United States  
After hearing and reading stories of continual failures of the plastic tank, I decided, after the most recent failure of my plastic tank, to replace it with RMW's aluminum tank. Installation was easy with the provided bracket and we had no coolant problems on a weeklong camping trip around southern Colorado.

Paragraph 3 of the instructions are incorrect. They say to attach the spade connector (red) to the signal wire which is the green/blue striped wire and to crimp the eyelet (blue) to the brown ground wire. This should be reversed--the blade spade (blue) connector goes with the blue/green signal wire and the red eyelet connector goes to the brown ground wire.

The installed unit is a beauty to look at and while it costs a lot more than a plastic tank, I know my leaky tank days are behind me.

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BUY THIS September 18, 2016
Reviewer: andrew from san luis obispo, CA United States  
This tank is beautfiul.  Pretty easy to install, had a hiccup but it's expected with these vans.  My coolant line on the bottom was a different size than on top.  Had to rig up a funky adaptor with parts from ace.
But not having to worry about the plastic tank cracking is worth it's weight in gold.  I mean, can you really put a price tag on Peace of Mind?

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Nice design: well built and sized appropriately September 1, 2016
Reviewer: Ben Cichowski from Bozeman, MT United States  
I've burned through 3 plastic bottles (cracks each time on the curves due to thin areas created by vacuum forming) on my daily driver '87 Syncro. This aluminum pressure tank is a welcome addition.
'The Tank' is well built - nice welds and sized to accommodate just about any setup.
I have a Suby conversion with RMW gear, but I went with a coolant pipe from Hans which integrates the mounting bracket for the coolant bottle. The 'Stock" 2.1 Tank' from RMW fits perfectly with room to spare.
If you're just driving around in your van once in a while, you could probably get by with a stock plastic bottle. But, if you're taking long trips or you drive your van daily, I'd highly recommend this upgrade.

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Just Perfect !! June 16, 2016
Reviewer: Tom from Halifax, NS Canada  
...looking at these for a while, and finally pulled the trigger...a breeze to install for any DIYer. Say goodbye to the Blue Cap Blues !!
I was particularly happy that the 2000+ mile International Shipping to Nova Scotia worked out both fast and without any grief...highly recommended !!  :)

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The tank June 16, 2016
Reviewer: Dayton Miller from Reno, NV United States  
This thing is a tank. Not like a tank, but a TANK! As in built like a tank. The welds are a thing of beauty. One less thing to worry about. Stop thinking about it. Just buy it.

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