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What are the ramifications of using the wrong antifreeze in a 2000 Beetle?

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2014-06-27 21:43:21
2014-06-27 21:43:21

The wrong anti-freeze could cause the water to freeze in the engine. The wrong anti-freeze could cause abnormal corrosion in the radiator.

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If you use the Honda brand, you will not go wrong.


A Chevy Cavalier can use standard, all-purpose antifreeze, so it's unlikely that the wrong kind was put in. However, if it is not diluted properly and the antifreeze is mixed with more than 50 percent water, the engine can overheat under some circumstances.


I would recommend you drain it out, flush the system, and install the correct green coolant that Ford recommends. Using the wrong coolant can damage parts.


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Can you be more specific? what's wrong with it?


You haven't even told us what's wrong with it


Wrong mixture make sure you have pre diluted/mixed coolant/antifreeze.



You have to take it to a dealer. Something about you can fry the computer if you do it wrong.



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there might be a leak some where in a coolant line. or maybe you have a leak in your radiator.


Blown headgasket or an idiot pouring oil in the wrong hole.




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