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Just bought a 1993 VW cabriolet. I notice the antifreeze is bright green. Don't VW's use a blue Pentosin, or some such thing? Is the green OK, assuming the system was fully flushed. The color is not weird, it is the typical bright green, like brand new. '

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Well its not the CORRECT fluid so I would flush and put in the right stuff. It may not have correct fluids for the rest of the car either.

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