Flushing Coolant System On 2010 Beetle

Tiny
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  • 2010 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE
  • 5 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 31,000 MILES
Just needed to know if there is a step process to follow to flush the coolant system on a 2010 Beetle. I topped off my coolant slightly with regular coolant and I am reading that could have been a mistake. I didn't use very much coolant at all but I am reading it could cause the G12 coolant to gunk up.
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Sunday, July 10th, 2011 AT 2:37 AM

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Tiny
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True. I would let a shop do this as all the coolant needs to be flushed out and the proper coolant added. I dont know how much you used but it could jell up causing all kinds of issues. It would be the best 89 bucks you spend.

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Sunday, July 10th, 2011 AT 3:55 AM
Tiny
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Didnt use too much at all. The reservoir was a little below the minimum line and we just bought the car so I added just a little. Didnt realize there was a certain kind of coolant needed to be used.
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Sunday, July 10th, 2011 AT 4:00 AM
Tiny
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Yep, real important to keep the correct fluid in there. It will play all kinds of games if you mix fluids.

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Sunday, July 10th, 2011 AT 4:10 AM
Tiny
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Is it a tricky thing to do the fluid flush on the 2010 beetle? If I could save some cash and do it myself I would but I cant seem to find any info online on how to do it. 89 bucks is bucks I dont have in my pocket to spend right now if not needed.I will tho to save the car from troubles. Thanks for all ur info tho. Big help!
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Sunday, July 10th, 2011 AT 4:21 AM
Tiny
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You cannot get all the fluid out without a flushing machine. Todays cars are not like the old days. Fluid get trapped inside the block and the heater and can only be forced out with a pressure exchanger.
I am sorry, but I dont believe that you cannot afford to spend the money considering what it will cost to repair the damage from this.

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Sunday, July 10th, 2011 AT 4:27 AM
Tiny
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Will def be taking it to get serviced. How long does it take for mixed coolant to gel? Earliest I can probably get the car in is like Monday. Was just wondering.
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Sunday, July 10th, 2011 AT 4:52 AM
Tiny
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It tkaes a while but you dont want to wait as you may do damage to the system.

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 AT 11:19 PM

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