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VW Coolant

hi, im a vw technician at the dealer and was just reading up on the differences with the ford coolant and the vw coolant. The VW coolant is designed for diesel engines and has a defoamer and is aluminum compatible. Just wondering if this could be used in our trucks since the coolant we use needs to have those same qualities in it such as the defoamer and safe for the aluminum parts. The heads on the vw's are all aluminum as well. If anyone can help compare and help me figure out if this coolant can be used, that would be great. Im just very bored at work since its been slow as all hell lately with nothing to do and im just sitting on all these gallons of g-12 vw pink coolant.

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post #2 of 24 Old 12-08-2008, 10:00 AM
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HAHA I know how you fee I'm a VW Tech too its been slow as hell 3 people just got fired Friday and to answer your question idk seems like it would work..? Guess wait until one of the Ford Techs check in....

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HAHA I know how you fee I'm a VW Tech too its been slow as hell 3 people just got fired Friday and to answer your question idk seems like it would work..? Guess wait until one of the Ford Techs check in....
lol im stuck doing oil changes n tires . If you can post up any more info on this coolant nick, that would be great. I was readin our g-12 bottles and it says all this stuff about how its great for aluminum and having a defoamer and blah blah. I would definately assume that this could work in the ford diesels since those are the two main reasons why the diesel engines use the ford "gold" coolant.

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I just did rear diff motor ona Touareg right now if its not oil changes its warranty.. lol I'll see if I have a 1 Gallon bottle laying around here give me a little while...

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Basically it tells us nothin more than Protection again boil over on a 50/50 mix is 264F then it goes on to tell you how to use it and mix it lol...

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Basically it tells us nothin more than Protection again boil over on a 50/50 mix is 264F then it goes on to tell you how to use it and mix it lol...
lol i guess you missed all the stuff on the aluminum protection and defoamer. in first paragraph on the back on top left, it says about the aluminum and then further down where it says "Contains", it has defoamer.

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First paragraph on the top left says...

Gunuine antifreeze and summer coolant help pretect the cooling system against corrosion and boilover providing exceptional cooling in summer as well as protection against freezing in winter. Product is aluminum compatible and recommended for all domestic and foreign gasoline, propane and diesel powered cars and light weight trucks.

And this is the part number to make sure we are on the same page G 012 A8FA4

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First paragraph on the top left says...

Gunuine antifreeze and summer coolant help pretect the cooling system against corrosion and boilover providing exceptional cooling in summer as well as protection against freezing in winter. Product is aluminum compatible and recommended for all domestic and foreign gasoline, propane and diesel powered cars and light weight trucks.

And this is the part number to make sure we are on the same page G 012 A8FA4

yup that would be right.. .but im looking at the whole "Product is aluminum compatible" . I hear this is the big deal with most coolants that are used in our trucks. i know it says light weight trucks but i dont see how that would matter if its light weight or not.

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I'm not sure how that would matter maybe do a 70/30 mix? VW's are special as you know lol so if that coolant works on Touareg V10 Diesels I don't see why it wouldn't work in our trucks...

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i would say it would work then


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