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Old 19 Oct 2013, 06:34 pm
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It says it has to be chrysler antifreeze , are they kidding and is there a reason
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Old 19 Oct 2013, 06:37 pm
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Why HOAT? The PT radiator coolant thread...
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Old 19 Oct 2013, 06:59 pm
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If I read this corectly , it doesn't matter what is in it now ,Hoit will be compatible. This has only 33000 miles on it so I asume since I haven't uowned it all the time that it still must be Chrysler recomended antifreeze in it now.
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It says it has to be Chrysler antifreeze , are they kidding and is there a reason
The problem is overseas they don't even carry it anymore at the Chrysler dealers. Everything is going universal. So whatever you use stay with that and try not to mix with others. I used Store brand Walmart with distilled water in my project pt. Link is in my signature. Should be changed every 3 to 5 years. You do that and you will be good no matter what you choose.

Oh by the way, they said in my owners manual not to use synthetic oil in the turbo pt. Just mopar oil. But now they have received there marketing fee and no longer make that statement.
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The problem is overseas they don't even carry it anymore at the Chrysler dealers. Everything is going universal. So whatever you use stay with that and try not to mix with others. I used Store brand Walmart with distilled water in my project pt. Link is in my signature. Should be changed every 3 to 5 years. You do that and you will be good no matter what you choose.

Oh by the way, they said in my owners manual not to use synthetic oil in the turbo pt. Just mopar oil. But now they have received there marketing fee and no longer make that statement.
I own a Harley and they said the same thing for years "Use Harley oil only" "Use Harley Trans Fluid only" "Use Harley Primary oil only" Now they have a 3 in one, you use the same for everything, engine, trans and primary. I had switched to synthetic oil long ago. I now just buy the 3 in 1 synthetic Mobil 1
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Old 20 Oct 2013, 11:47 am
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This is what I've found in the UK:
Xstream® G05® Antifreeze & Coolant Concentrate : Manufacturer Approved Antifreeze & Coolants : Products Guide : Comma Oil & Chemicals Ltd.

Is it ok?
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So whatever you use stay with that and try not to mix with others. I used Store brand Walmart with distilled water in my project pt. Link is in my signature. Should be changed every 3 to 5 years. You do that and you will be good no matter what you choose.
That's definately the best advice,and like Busted says no matter whether you use HOAT,or Ethylene Glycol,you should always use 'distilled water'....
It's safe to say you should NEVER use tap/garden hose water in your cooling system unless it's an emergency/temporary situation,and afterwards,be sure to flush the system,and replenish with the proper mix again;
No matter where you live(some places worse than others)there is always some sediments,or akalia content,and here in USA there's even 'Fluoride' added.(not that that would hurt,it'd just make your PT have whiter teeth!)
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If I read this corectly , it doesn't matter what is in it now ,Hoit will be compatible. This has only 33000 miles on it so I asume since I haven't uowned it all the time that it still must be Chrysler recomended antifreeze in it now.
If it's compatible with all! Then All is compatible with it. Then the (Why hoat) thread is let's say, not in agreement with that. I have heard that statement before. And if is true. That means there are some serious inconsistency's with threads information. Now that said. You are way over due to replace that stuff. That's the real culprit along with the low end additives for leaks.
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Old 20 Oct 2013, 05:51 pm
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Just don't use Dexcool (OAT) in the PT.
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Old 21 Oct 2013, 09:39 am
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That looks similar to this: Valvoline.com > Products > Zerex > Antifreeze Zerex > Zerex G-05 Antifreeze / Coolant

^ I use that plus *distilled* Arrowhead mountain spring water. (My car doesn't need whiter teeth (lol) but he does like pure water. Clean living = good long life. )
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