Robert Myers robert at
Mon May 5 09:35:22 EDT 2003

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Remember also that the EG coolant mixture not only lowers the freezing
point of the coolant but also raises the boiling point.  It might be a
false economy to run too low a percentage of coolant-water mixture.

At 09:56 PM 5/4/2003 -0700, avim wrote:

>Very good point!
>Let's not forget that more H2O is better heat
>transfer.....................contrary to street wisdom water is still the
>best medium to move heat.
>You all take care, now,
>-----Original Message-----
>From: quattro-admin at [mailto:quattro-admin at]On
>Behalf Of Brett Dikeman
>Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 8:56 PM
>To: Troy; quattro at
>Cc: George Nimmer
>Subject: Re: coolant
> >  > 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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