[Vwdiesel] Coolant Stuff

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Sun Nov 13 16:09:37 EST 2005

MikeyBigFish at wmconnect.com wrote:
> My beloved UN-opinionated Diesel Gearheads,
>         While winterizing (Old Paint) '86 Golf Diesel,
> I began wondering.  Doiiiyyyyyyyyy???
> How much fluid does the standard VW 1.6L diesel hold?
> Auto parts shops offer/sell antifreeze in 50/50% premix jugs.
> The price of 50/50 jugs is more than half of 100% antifreeze jugs.
> Thus, not as cost effective. (there are unmentioned advantages)
>      First frost was last night, I had dumped 3/4 US gal of 50/50
> just to be on the safe side of frost/freeze point.
> I save old coolant for emergency and maint top offs.
> Will check freeze point once I find that hydrometer looking thingiee. 
> I like to think/recall fluid measurement was in volume,
> so, what is the official '86 1.6L coolant volume?
> I seek coolant volume in US gallons.
> Thank you, Mike in VA. 

Usually right at 2 gallons total (7.something qts).  I usually dump 1 gal. of 100% then top off with distilled water to bnet a 
~50:50 mix.


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