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    Question Passat Coolant Type?

    Hey,

    I have a 2012 VW Passat 1.6 TDi It's just at the minimum line on the coolant level & I am looking at purchasing some coolant for it. I checked on the coolant tank & it's marked G12 coolant. When I go look for it in halfords the closest I can find is G40 here: https://www.halfords.com/motoring/en...oolant-conc-2l Is this the correct coolant for the Passat I own? Someone also recommended GG40 here: https://www.halfords.com/motoring/en...ready-mixed-5l but when I use Comma's online tool it always comes back and recommends the G40 antifreeze. I just want to make sure I am using the correct coolant for my car.

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    Andy
    2012 Passat 1.6 TDI-CR

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    The older G12 orange and the newer G13 purple, I'm told that you can't mix them both together in the same system.
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    You certainly can .

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    G11 doesn't mix, G12, G12+, G12++ and G13 do BUT I prefer not to.
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