brett at cloud9.net
Mon May 5 00:55:41 EDT 2003
> > The cheap "green stuff" coolant should not be used. That needs to be
>> flushed out and replaced with the pink colored "G12" coolant available
>> from any VW or audi dealer. It should be mixed 50/50 with vapor
> > distilled water.
At 10:15 PM -0400 5/4/03, Troy wrote:
>Does this hold true for all Audis?
NO! Use the coolant that originally was designed for the vehicle.
Most older Audis use blue Pentosin; only newer Audis use the "pink
stuff". Consult the owner's manual to be sure; it'll give the
correct part number and from that you'll know whether it uses the
blue or pink/red stuff.
Further, one need not hunt for "vapor distilled" water- deionized or
distilled(any method) is fine- you're just looking for very low
mineral content. Additionally, not everyone should mix to 50/50.
Mix according to the temperature chart on the bottle, as 50/50
protects down to -37 C according to my Pentosin coolant bottle. It
doesn't even remotely get that cold here in MA, so I mixed more like
1:2 (good for -20 degrees C).
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