View Full Version : Where to Get G12 Coolant Other Than Dealer?

08-04-2009, 11:29 PM
Hey guys,

My tittle is my question. [>_<]

Also, I know this topic has been covered many times but I never got a clear answer. What are your thoughts on the coolant from Autozone that says "Made for European cars" and apparently have been approved by "Daimler-Chrysler Mercedes Benz" for their cars?

Are they yay or nay?

Alright as always, thank you all in advance. [up]

08-04-2009, 11:58 PM
you can get it from numerous places online but then you have to pay shipping. check out any local automotive stores, i know a couple places carry it in my town.

Quattro 4 Life
08-05-2009, 12:10 AM
NAPA has it around me, you might check around, phone book can save you lots of hassle too

08-05-2009, 12:13 AM
Dont go with anything but G12

08-05-2009, 12:32 AM
i got mine from napa

08-05-2009, 06:34 AM
Local european import auto parts specialist, its not cheap but you MUST use G12.

08-05-2009, 08:38 AM
IN fact, make sure you get the newest G12++.

Old G12 has been outdated and superceded. It's exclusively what we carry, and available through the dealerships.

08-05-2009, 09:16 AM
Thanks guys for chipping in and thanks Mike@PureMS for letting me know about the G12++.

Somehow I've heard from couple Passat guys that it would be okay to use other stuff as long as other brand coolant had been flushed.

08-05-2009, 02:24 PM
Quick question. What is it that makes it unsafe to use other coolants? Not that I'm interested in other coolants, would just like to know what makes G12 "Special".

08-05-2009, 03:48 PM
You can order though Napa at the store, 1-2 days it will be there.

08-05-2009, 04:14 PM
My car had normal green coolant when i got the car.
Replaced the timing belt, water pump ETC... with the Timing belt "PLUS"
kit from MJM and it came with G12. But I know of a German Performance shop
local to me that sells it so thats where I'm getting it from....
I have to replace some hoses etc... because the green coolant....
I'm guessing thats what made my water pump go bad...

I've only had the car for 3 months so I'm still reviving her. lol