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What Color Is the G12 Coolant?

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What color is Volkswagen G12 coolant?

Volkswagen uses a specific Audi/VW G13 or G12 approved antifreeze. The exact type your particular model uses should be stamped on the reservoir and listed in the owner’s manual. Volkswagen coolant is always colored pink or purple. When charging, use the same color that your vehicle already has.

What coolants are G12?

G12 is a pink or red coolant based on ethylene glycol and carboxylate. It contains no silicates and has a lifespan of four to five years. G12 coolant is used in the 1996 through 2001 model years. The freezing point of this coolant is -50°C or -58°F with a boiling point of 118°C or 245°F.

What color coolant does VW use?

G13 is a type of coolant used in 2008 and newer Volkswagen models and is suitable where G11 or G12 are used. This is called an Enhanced Coolant and can be recognized by its purple violet color.

What colour is G13 antifreeze?

The G13 has a purple/purple color and the same exceptional cooling and antifreeze performance as the G12++. The main difference: it is made with glycerin instead of glycol.

Is all pink coolant G12?

G12 coolant is indeed a VW/Audi specific coolant and comes in a pink/red jar. The coolant is a concentrate and must be mixed with 50% distilled water before filling the cooling system.

Can I put regular coolant in my VW?

What type of antifreeze do you use in your VW? It is strongly recommended not to use any antifreeze other than the G13 or G12 specifically approved by Audi/VW. Regular store-bought antifreeze often contains chemicals that can wear out seals and other parts in your system.

What brand is pink antifreeze?

Zerex Heavy Duty Pink Fully Formulated Antifreeze/Coolant.

What is g12 fluid in Audi?

How do you use g12 coolant?

Can I add G13 coolant to G12?

G13 mixes well with G12++, also with G11, G12 and G12+, but there is a loss of corrosion protection.

What happens if you use the wrong color antifreeze?

It is important to note that the type of coolant you should use cannot be accurately identified by color. Using the wrong coolant can cause corrosion and other damage to the radiator, water pump, radiator hoses, cylinder gasket and more.

Can I mix coolant colors?

Can you mix orange and green antifreeze? It’s never a good idea to mix two different colors or types of antifreeze. Mixing two formulas won’t cause a dangerous reaction or explosion, but it could turn your coolant into a muddy chemical mix that can’t flow properly through your cooling system.

Can I mix G12 with G12+?

Coolant concentrate G12, G12+ is completely miscible with other coolants and can be mixed with them without hesitation.

Can you mix G12 Evo and G13?

SEAT Coolant G12 evo replaces G12 plus AND G13. This can be mixed with existing G12/G13 in your vehicle.

Is Peak Violet coolant G13?

Autocross newbie. OAT, while the “Purple” is the newer glycerin-based G13. The main reason why BASF switched between the two is environmental safety and cost. Both are long life Organic Acid Technology (OAT) coolants and “can” be mixed but not recommended when possible (NOT at all like the old G11 and G12 incompatibility).

Can I use any G12 coolant?

G12 coolant must not be mixed with other engine coolants. If you don’t have spare G12 coolant to refill, flush out the coolant tank and use whatever spare coolant you may have lying around. If it is not the right coolant according to the manual, we do not recommend using it.

How often should VW coolant be changed?

How often should you change the coolant in a Volkswagen? Typically, you should have your Volkswagen coolant flush every 30,000 miles or every two years.

Do you dilute G12 coolant?

Always use 1:1, do not exceed 60% concentration and never fill distilled water only into the empty cooling system, mix coolant before filling.

Is it OK to mix pink and yellow coolant?

You can easily mix two different colors of the same coolant. But if you mix a significant amount of one kind with the other kind you weaken your corrosion inhibitors (this happened to my brother and look at the state he is in now).

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