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Antifreeze question

Hi all new here, I have an anti freeze question. I have to do the thermostat on the 2002 Jetta I just aquired and I am wondering if this is compatible with the g12 in the jetta? Pentosin PF-SF-1.5L - Engine Coolant | O'Reilly Auto Parts
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Should work


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you couldnt out run a golf cart.
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Good to know I think I am going to call the vw shop tomorrow that I forgot about that is 10 min away (mostly used stuff) and see if they have any in house before buying that though I hate our oreily's a bunch of morons work there.
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that stuff will work. its the same as the stuff you buy from the dealer without the vw bottle

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Ya i'm not sure if it even has g12 in it so I am going to flush the system and use this stuff in it.
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that stuff is g12

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I think it is actually g12++ it looks purple thru the sight line in the bottle, isnt reg g12 peachish orange? Here's a good one for ya I called that vw shop (used shop not new stuff) and they said they drain all theirs and put dexcool in all of them because it's the same formula rofl.
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regular is pink so it's probably the same stuff, the bottle just makes it look darker. When I bought some of that I just added it right to my existing stuff(along with the correct amount of distilled water of course) and I haven't had any issues. I'm pretty sure it's the same exact stuff.


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Well got the thermostat in. Yay for heat in the michigan winter! Noticed the coolant is orange so I will be doing a flush and changing it out to the g12 this week.
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if its purple then its g12+ regular g12 is pinkish, and g12+ is purpleish. the only difference that im aware of is they say g12+ is a lifetime whereas the regular g12 needs flushed every XXXXX miles.

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also from what i understand.. G12+ is used alot in the tdis etc.

should be fine.
its better then the green crap.

when in doubt about commuting for parts etc ..

www.ecstuning.com

you can order gallons of g12 and it will be at your door within a few short days

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