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Old 06-25-2013, 07:39 AM
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Why is G12 spec'ed for this motor? What's the impact of running something else, for example, a prestone long life coolant?
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Originally Posted by Daremo_06 View Post
a prestone long life coolant?
Big surprises await when blending these coolants unless you can be 100% certain the VAG product has been purged.

The VAG product has a very long life. You'll end up spending more using the cheap stuff.
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Originally Posted by uberwgn View Post
Big surprises await when blending these coolants unless you can be 100% certain the VAG product has been purged.

The VAG product has a very long life. You'll end up spending more using the cheap stuff.
Can you elaborate on "big surprises"? Its a tad more vague than I was looking for...
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Maybe the following URL can be of some help.

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...ant-vs-regular

Google is our friend.

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Originally Posted by Daremo_06 View Post
Can you elaborate on "big surprises"? Its a tad more vague than I was looking for...
Sure, when you blend these coolants you get this:

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