View Full Version : coolant question

04-19-2005, 04:38 PM
i have a 2000 a4 1.8t and just noticed that my coolant was low. one of my friends told me that im only supposed to use the g12 stuff. is that correct? if so can i only get it at the dearlership? how much does it usually run? thanks

04-19-2005, 04:44 PM
G12, thats right. Not sure how much it is, I get my stuff fo free... I think it's like $14 a gallon, unmixed.

04-19-2005, 05:07 PM
slow leak? mine did, twice.

04-19-2005, 06:36 PM
G12, available at any auto parts store.

04-19-2005, 06:50 PM
just make sure its red coolant, get mine for free too

04-19-2005, 10:20 PM
how do you guys get it for free?

04-20-2005, 09:52 AM
Here is a small thing I wrote up about WaterWetter


I run a small amount of coolent, distilled water and WaterWetter in my car.

Rich [:)]

04-20-2005, 03:57 PM
ok. thanks everyone

04-20-2005, 05:00 PM
i work at tif's foreign car in annapolis MD,that how


04-20-2005, 06:48 PM
You can use a fully-approved Dexcool coolant, like Havoline Dexcool, to substitute for G12. although I probably would do this only if you are already out of warranty; NOT because it won't work, but to avoid any hassles the dealer might give you if you admit to not buying *VAG APPROVED AND SUFFICIENTLY MARK-UPPED G12* [;)]