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Old 29 Aug 2013, 07:31 pm
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this is my first car, with coolant recovery tank close to dash . I hear the coolant flush in and out of the tank ,once in awhile does not overheat, stays on full mark, a/c ice cold, on a 100 degree day. my question is this normal to hear the coolant working.
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Old 30 Aug 2013, 08:53 am
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Just keep an eye on the coolant level. As long as it's over the low mark, you're okay.
You can use Zerex G05 antifreeze.
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Old 07 Sep 2013, 01:01 pm
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thanks, is the zerex G05 that important ? I had new water pump and timing belt installed and green prestone was put back in. the man said as long as its flushed and all one kind its ok. I dont want to mess care up .
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Old 07 Sep 2013, 01:11 pm
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thanks, is the zerex G05 that important ? I had new water pump and timing belt installed and green prestone was put back in. the man said as long as its flushed and all one kind its ok. I dont want to mess care up .
It should be OK,even though MFG recommends HOAT.....I have read several threads where members have switched to Ethyl Glycol,instead of HOAT,and apparently had no problems afterwards....But,only after a thorough flushing;The problems arise from mixing the two coolants together,they tend to 'Gel' when mixed,thus creating clogs throughout the cooling system.
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Old 08 Sep 2013, 05:04 am
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From what I've read, regular antifreeze should be changed every 2 years. Chrysler says HOAT should last 5 years. It's a corrosion thing.

There's a great article on this site about it.
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