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    flushing out my rad tomorrow and gonna replace the coolant. obviousy not gonna drain the whole lot out (i.e whats in the engine.)but the question is how much coolant do i need to buy and what is the mixture figures?

    help appreciated.

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    Hi Kev
    total cooling system is 5.5 Lts
    if your motor is a 2004 model you will need the red antifreeze from VX (part No 19 40 650/09 194 431 )

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    When i did mine Kev,just mixed it 50/50 with the pink anti freeze,just mix up about 4/5 ltrs to refill the system.

    Doesn't have to be VX coolant as long as its the red stuff which is silicate free,for mixed metals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macdad View Post
    When i did mine Kev,just mixed it 50/50 with the pink anti freeze,just mix up about 4/5 ltrs to refill the system.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdad View Post
    When i did mine Kev,just mixed it 50/50 with the pink anti freeze,just mix up about 4/5 ltrs to refill the system.

    Doesn't have to be VX coolant as long as its the red stuff which is silicate free,for mixed metals.
    cheers.

    how many litres of coolant do i need to mix with water then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev bux View Post
    cheers.

    how many litres of coolant do i need to mix with water then?
    Just use a watering can,5ltrs and mix half and half.

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    cheers

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    When i did my GSi i put the whole 4 litres in and just topped it up with water. It doesn't have to be a 50% mix.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    When i did my GSi i put the whole 4 litres in and just topped it up with water. It doesn't have to be a 50% mix.
    Doesn't need to be that strong though BS in this country 50/50 will cover you down to -30c,that way you have half a can should you need to top it up at any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdad View Post
    Doesn't need to be that strong though BS in this country 50/50 will cover you down to -30c,that way you have half a can should you need to top it up at any time.
    your right, but it didn't use any/leak so it would only be sat in the garage
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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