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Old December 1st, 2019, 18:02   #1
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Default 2006 Jetta TDI antifreeze

I have a 2006 Jetta TDI and I noticed my antifreeze is a bit low. What antifreeze should I be using? Anything I can buy at the local Pep Boys, Autozone, O’Riley’s? Thank you
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Old December 1st, 2019, 18:28   #2
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Only G13 coolant.

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Old December 1st, 2019, 18:43   #3
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Pentosin or pentfrost are both g12 and g13 spec'd there are some others locally but you have to make sure its compatible. Dilute with distilled water. Don't add anything that is not rated to do so. Imo you should only use g13 properly. But if it's what you need now!
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Thank you. Is Pentofrost E equal to pentfrost?
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Basically yea
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Old December 2nd, 2019, 16:13   #7
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Thank you. Is Pentofrost E equal to pentfrost?

There are different versions of Pentofrost. Make sure it has the letter E on it, not SF, NF, A2 , etc.
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One more thing, Pentofrost ++ has been replaced by Pentofrost E.
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i can only find pentfrost ++ in stores now, so i just assumed that this is what OP could get. fiarly affordable for what it is.

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use a shop vac dedicated to this, like a 2 gallon mini one, in wet mode. suck up any coolant that comes out of any thing you disconnect so non hits the ground. filter it through a normal bath towel into a bucket and reuse if it's still good. that stuff gets costly.
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If it's just a little low, like a cup or 2, you can safely add water.
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If it's just a little low, like a cup or 2, you can safely add water.

Better to add distilled water if at all possible.
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