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Sorry for being a dullard guys, but I noticed the other day that my coolant is going to need topping up. Is there any special sort that VW use, or shall i just pop to Halfords and buy the cheapest that they have got? :?
 

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Not an expert but are you sure it needs topping up? The MFD normally tells you of such mundane events, and seeing that you have 3 yrs free servicing I would take it along to dealer and get them to sort it. But to answer your question I would be wary of wacking any cheap coolant in as it might be immiscible with what is already in there... hmm that's a good word [note to self, try to include that in a sentence next time I am trying to baffle/impress the wife]
 

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Le_Savage said:
Not an expert but are you sure it needs topping up? The MFD normally tells you of such mundane events, and seeing that you have 3 yrs free servicing I would take it along to dealer and get them to sort it. But to answer your question I would be wary of wacking any cheap coolant in as it might be immiscible with what is already in there... hmm that's a good word [note to self, try to include that in a sentence next time I am trying to baffle/impress the wife]
"Darling, this gravy is completely immiscible with the rest of my dinner. I am afraid unless you have an adequate explanation I am going to have to go for a 2 hour drive in the scirocco to consider my druthers at this time."
 

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you should have at least 40% minimum coolant additive, to top up the spec is G12 plus-plus (TL-VW774 G) or G12 plus (TL-VW774 F) you can top up with either, both are purple in colour dont put any other colour additive in, i would go 50 50 mix water to coolant additive, rember to park on a level surface when checking the level, hope this helps :D
 

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you should have at least 40% minimum coolant additive, to top up the spec is G12 plus-plus (TL-VW774 G) or G12 plus (TL-VW774 F) you can top up with either, both are purple in colour dont put any other colour additive in, i would go 50 50 mix water to coolant additive, rember to park on a level surface when checking the level, hope this helps :D
Speaking of Dullards!!

But in all seriousness you actually sound like you know what you are talking about ;)
 

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Le_Savage said:
sciroccorocket said:
you should have at least 40% minimum coolant additive, to top up the spec is G12 plus-plus (TL-VW774 G) or G12 plus (TL-VW774 F) you can top up with either, both are purple in colour dont put any other colour additive in, i would go 50 50 mix water to coolant additive, rember to park on a level surface when checking the level, hope this helps :D
Speaking of Dullards!!

But in all seriousness you actually sound like you know what you are talking about ;)
i have my moments :D
 
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