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I traded my VW in for the FJ and I have 2 gallons of pink G12 coolant laying in the basement. Anyone know if this stuff is compatable with the Toyota coolant?
 

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VooDoo FJ said:
I traded my VW in for the FJ and I have 2 gallons of pink G12 coolant laying in the basement. Anyone know if this stuff is compatable with the Toyota coolant?
you dont touch your FJ coolant until 90,000 miles anyway
 

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VooDoo FJ said:
I traded my VW in for the FJ and I have 2 gallons of pink G12 coolant laying in the basement. Anyone know if this stuff is compatable with the Toyota coolant?
Hahaha! I saw "VW" and "coolant" and thought WTF? Then I remembered, they're all liquid cooled now. ;)
 

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VooDoo FJ said:
I traded my VW in for the FJ and I have 2 gallons of pink G12 coolant laying in the basement. Anyone know if this stuff is compatable with the Toyota coolant?
Absolutely not.....

G12 is some weird stuff, sorta like GM's orange crap but not really.

So toss it unless someone else has a VW that could use it.

-Fear


From the VW Tech service bulletin:


Technical Bulletin
New Coolant
All m.y.
1996**01
Oct. 30, 1996 All Watercooled
Production


A new coolant, G 012 A8D A1 is being used in production as follows:
€ German production: from 07.96
€ Mexican production: running change scheduled for 01.97


Coolant G 012 A8D A1 is red in color. This newly developed product permits
a cooling system fill that lasts the service life of the engine and was
designed with all-aluminum engines in mind.


Advantages:
€ Improved corrosion protection
€ Improved thermal stability
€ Improved heat transfer/control
€ Improved hard water tolerance
€ Improved environmental protection


CAUTION!
G 012 A8D A1 must NEVER be mixed with ANY other coolant. Engine damage
will result! Contamination of G 012 A8D A1 with other colored coolants is
identifyable by discoloration (brown , purple etc.). This mixture causes a
foamy deposit to appear in the expansion tank/radiator. This mixture is to
be drained immediately and the cooling system flushed as described on next
page.
 

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Thanks man, that's the answer I was looking for. I remember seeing that TSB somewhere.
 
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