2002 VW Cabrio - Coolant mixed by mistake

GxG
0

Asked by GxG May 17, 2011 at 06:53 PM about the 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Coolant light came on & I saw the level was less than 1/2.  Went to an auto-parts super store, tech looked up the coolant for my car, said green Antifreeze/coolant would be just fine, sold me the green stuff & he poured it into the reservoir on top of the red to the correct level.  I drove the car to work & home approx 30 miles total.  Now, after doing a little research, I've seen that these should NEVER be mixed and only 1 kind of antifreeze/coolant should be used in my car.  Have I ruined the engine in my little car?  Also, it's too late today to have the cooling system flushed.  How should I proceed?

2 Answers

Jeff Leeper
Not Active

Your car will be fine. If you mix regular (3 year) coolant with extended life (5 year) coolant you have to treat it as though it is all 3 year coolant regardless of the mix ratio.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
GxG
0

Thanks, Jeff!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • What oil should be used in an 02 turbo Passat? 1 answer

    I ran my oil dry then made an emergency stop at a WallMart for oil. Of course the car is an auction car and has no manual and the isle oil guide was digital...and not working. Was shocked that it wa...

    2002 Volkswagen Passat

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2.0 won't start after new coil pack 6 answers

    I relpaced my coilpack and the car ran but the 6 pin connector kept coming out. I got one froma a salvage yard and spliced it in but I accidently reversed pin 1 and pin 6. I tried to start the car bu...

    2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2012 Jetta would not start 2 answers

    Here are the details. I got into my car to drive back to Wichita, from Topeka last night. The key turned in the ignition, but nothing happened. The lights came on, the radio played, but the starter ...

    2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • consuming a lot of oil. 7 answers

    I've owned my 03 jetta for 2 1/2 months, just check oil, and it was down 3 quarts. The dealership told me this consumption level was normal for vw's. Not sure I believe that. Anyone?

    2003 Volkswagen Jetta

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 1973 Beetle and my battery keeps dying 9 answers

    Volkswagen Beetle

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Volkswagen Cabrio Questions

Volkswagen Cabrio Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,010
#2 Mike Bonnell
Mike Bonnell
Reputation 630
#3 Chris Huff
Chris Huff
Reputation 290
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle"
339 Great Deals out of 11,794 listings starting at $1,800
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
1,010 Great Deals out of 37,136 listings starting at $1,200
Used Volkswagen Golf"
62 Great Deals out of 5,407 listings starting at $1,250
Used Volkswagen GTI"
130 Great Deals out of 4,945 listings starting at $2,989
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,451 Great Deals out of 39,150 listings starting at $1,688
Used MINI Cooper"
361 Great Deals out of 13,563 listings starting at $3,495
Used Volkswagen Passat"
554 Great Deals out of 26,869 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Celica"
14 Great Deals out of 492 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 51 listings starting at $400
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio For Sale
53 listings starting at $1,995
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio For Sale
20 listings starting at $1,975