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What coolant is used in a 2001 vw cabrio? the

What coolant is used in a 2001 vw cabrio? the pink or green one?

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It has to be "phosphate free", and should say so on the label. It may come in a few different colors, but probably not green.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

  • Allan K B. Forde. Oct 28, 2011

    It originally came with the red or pink. not the green.

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