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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by kenny_boon, Dec 27, 2005.

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    ive just noticed on my a4 that my coolant is slightly below minimum level in the tank.

    surely with modern systems the level shouldnt go down unless there is a problem, leak or something?

    should i put the car into the dealer for a check? would they charge me or would warranty cover it?
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    It will 'use' coolant under normal use - Just top it up and keep an eye on it.

    BUT make sure you only use VAG coolant and don't top up with tap water.

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    what ratio should it be kept at?
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    You need 'G12 plus' Coolant

    2 parts coolant to 3 parts water gives -24'c Protection.

    But it's easier just to mix 50/50 - Gives -36'c Protection.

    MIx it with distilled water ONLY.

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    i take it volkwagen garages will sell this too?

    thanks for you help mate /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    Yep! and Skoda and Seat!!!

    They all use the same stuff.

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    brilliant, many thanks

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