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G30 coolant

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by boardy1987, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. boardy1987

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    Hey guys I was lookin for g12 coolant for my car and the guy in halfords said it is recommended that I use g30 coolant. He stated that the g12 is manufacture guide but not always accurate. Does this really matter?

    Many thanks ryan
     
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  3. S4_dan

    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro!
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    I've always stuck with G12+ from either a dealer or eBay. I wouldn't mix coolants, but that's just me being me.
    G12+ isn't too dear to buy.
     
  4. boardy1987

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    No probs mate I just noticed today that it was low and went to halfords as every1 else closed at 5. Im goanna take it back n get my money back and get the correct one. Cheers mate for your output greatly appreciated
     
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    Topping up with water would of been fine if it's only a small amount required. I know your frustration when places close etc. I live in the sticks and frustrates me sometimes!

    Dan
     
  6. Jimmy TDI

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    It's now called G13, and £10.20 per 1.5l. I got two bottles from the dealers on Tuesday.
     
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    G12++ was the last one i bought. So they have yet again changed the name! Why?! lol
     
  8. Jim_P

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    Confirmed G13, bought some from tps recently. No idea why the change from G12 to G13 tho..
     
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    They changed it to meet the new EU green standards (less of the nasty chemicals) G13 can be mixed with G12 & G12++
     
  10. boardy1987

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    I no mate. Seems like alot is happening to the car so trying to eliminate as much as I can haha
     
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    Stay away from the halfords rubbish - Last time I checked it was more expensive than G13 from Audi.
    Stick with the G13 - I find two bottles mixed with water fits the bill.
     

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