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Coolent level

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Smudge973, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Smudge973
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    [Jul 28, 2007]
    Hello,

    Noticed that my coolant level is on the "min" mark - is it just a simple case of topping it up with water ?
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    mines low too, its says in the book to get it checked at a dealer as this indicates a leak :uhm:

    although i just want to top it up, dont you have to use a special coolant as it contains a certain amount of antifreeze?
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    can't believe that you guys are struggling with this, lol, it's one of the first things my dad taught me when i got a car, checking and topping up fluid levels and checking tyre pressures and treads, etc

    ok, Audi and VW use a longlife antifreeze called G12. it's pink in colour and shouldn't be mixed with conventional antifreeze because it goes a horrible brown colour. you might be able to get it from a local accessory shop, i got some from an independant just up the road from me. i got the neat stuff that you have to dilute 50/50 with water but you might be able to get it ready mxed.

    in my experience you will, over a period of time, always see the level drop but it doesn't mean there's a leak, it's just a bit of evaporation. if i was having to top it up every other day i'd be worried but every 12 months would be normal.

    *another public service announcement from ShineyDave inc*
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    [Jul 29, 2007]
    Sorted - Found the pink stuff today.. 50/50 with water and topped it up.
    Just wanted to be sure.. . . The maintenance book says "contact Audi when low" so I thought it would be a little different to the norm...
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