G05/G48

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How does G05 compares to G48 (mopar vs vw) Here in sweden the G48 is easily accesible through the farmstores while the G05 is a dealer (=pricey) only. Im going to use it in everything...
 
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Funny. In the U.S., it's the opposite; G48 is only available as an OE coolant (BMW, Saab, Volvo), while G-05 is available both as OE and aftermarket. They're very similar, but G-05 is nitrited, while G48 is not.
 

JHZR2

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I researched the 48 and 05 for my bmw. The chemistry is slightly different, but the wear/corrosion and inhibition were very similar. I used g05 without isues for a fair amount of time, for a few years and tens of tgousands of miles. Maybe not long enough to manifest itself perhaps... And I've gone back to g48 since. Kind of a non answer, but I found no significant difference, and practically, I think they are interchangable to some extent.
 
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