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webos55

webos55 5/9/2013

2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 4 Cyl 2.00L

Preventive Maintenance

IS IT SAFE OR OK TO USE OTHER THAN g12 coolant when I do a flush?

trying not to through away money.

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Jimm

Jimm 5/9/2013

You should not use any coolant on your VW - only use the VW-recommended G12 or G12+(pink) type of anti-freeze. Try this brand from any local auto parts stores in your area; Beck/Arnley - Engine Coolant / Antifreeze = Part # 252-1022. This type of anti-freeze utilizes phosphated organic acid technology also known as Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT).
At the recommended 50/50 mixture of anti-freeze to water - the cooling system takes 3.8 quarts (little less than 1 gallon) versus the total system capacity of: 7.6 quarts.

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