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Coolant for 2.0TDi

ScottishA4B9 Nov 21, 2020

  1. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Registered User

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    Hi All,

    I need to get some coolant for my car. According to the brochure the recommended type is G13, which I can’t find anywhere! Halfords I my stick G30, G40 and G48.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Just grab g13 from dealer, mines open, yours closed?
     
  4. ScottishA4B9

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    I live in butt f*ck nowhere! Lol. I will order online.
     
  5. ScottishA4B9

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    @NHN Most sites say G12Evo replaced G13. Is this right? It seems to be far more common and a lot cheaper
     
  6. NHN

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    I only buy slx oil & coolant 13 from audi, still supplied to me as g13, so I'll check, but not heard that as yet.
     
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  10. Bigjase88

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    G12/12+/12++/G13 can be mixed.

    G13 coolant is G13 coolant, whether it be £30 from Audi or £3 from eurocarparts, can all be mixed
     
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  11. A4A4

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    Topped mine up with some Mannol G12+


    Cost me £12.54 off prime for 5l. Sure when it was serviced it had G13 in it but was okay to mix it when it dropped a bit low.

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  14. craigpanthercrystal

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    Deffo use the gen stuff if you can. for Work i am involved in Diesel generator maintenance and I have seen the results of mixing coolants, The Mannol stuff is fine I'm sure but nothing better than peace of mind. Having said that if you don't know what's been put in before.....
     
  15. ScottishA4B9

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    @craigpanthercrystal I ordered the stuff above which is the G13 as recommend by the handbook. The genuine Audi stuff wasn’t premixed and a lot more expensive.
     
  16. craigpanthercrystal

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    I got 1.5 l genuine from tps for £9 its concentrate too. Can put in neat for top ups if needed.
     
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  17. ScottishA4B9

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    @craigpanthercrystal I checked TPS but they only sell Quantum coolant, not the genuine Audi coolant. I know, from the service history, that the coolant was changed at some point so will have a look.
     
  18. craigpanthercrystal

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    Thats odd, I have the Genuine stuff here.... TPS only supply genuine stuff.
     
  19. ScottishA4B9

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  21. Bigjase88

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    Audi don’t make the coolant, they buy it in, rebrand it and sell to you at an increased margin.

    G13 is G13 no matter manufacturer.

    you guys are basically saying you can’t mix castrol oil with shell oil even if they are both 10W40 grade.

    maketh no sense
     
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  22. CanadaA3wales

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    Agreed
    Pink is Pink, just make sure its pink as it needs to be G13
    If its not pink then you need to drain your system, flush it with water and replace with G13
     
  23. Gazwould

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    More pink / purple .
     
  24. ScottishA4B9

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    I thought that. I was just interested in what @craigpanthercrystal said about cheaper coolants.
     
  25. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Its all made in the same factory probably
     
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  26. craigpanthercrystal

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    My main concern is mixing coolant. But if g13 is g13 then fair enough. I just go oem stuff especially if no more expensive within a few quid anyway.
     
  27. Gazwould

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    Whatever is cheapest it's all made to a industry standard set of ingredients just like engine oil .
     
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