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  1. Coolant top up help please 
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    Hi all,

    My 3.0 BITDI’s coolant top up light came on today and I read my manual for which type of coolant I require.....
    Manual states G12/G13

    My dilemma is the local places near me only have ‘Prestone’ coolant and it has no mention of G12/G13 in it.

    Anyone know if this is safe to use at all or will it not mix properly and cause sludge and corrosion that I’ve read rumours of online?

    I require about 0.5-0.75L I think to top up with.

    Cheers.


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    It's fine, totally compatible.
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    Thanks for your help


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    According to this site ...... its guaranteed to mix with anything !!

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    I did read that but have also read online that G12 should never be mixed with anything as it causes a jelly substance with others so thought I’d ask if anyone had any opinions here.

    Next to find out why I needed 1ltr of coolant with no obvious leaks???


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    I'd order some G12/13 for delivery and only use that.
    I wouldn't stick the 'generic' stuff in at all

    Garages and service stations should have G12/G13.
     
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    Get some from you local TPS. Its not very expensive and its available in pre mixed or concentrate.
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