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Old 08 Nov 2004, 01:27 pm
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Default Which antifreeze?

I just bought a 2001 Cruiser Touriung Edition.

Antifreeze seems a little low. The yellow tag says something about special coolant but I have no owners manual.

What does it take?

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Old 08 Nov 2004, 01:46 pm
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Don't have my manual handy, but from experience... If, when it's cold, the fluid is above the low mark, that's good enough. Adding will just result in you peeing it out if you are moving along and then get stuck in stop-and-go.
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Welcome to this forum.My owners manuel says,
"Mopar Antifreeze/coolant5 year/100,000 mile formula HOAT
(Hybrid Organic Additive Technology)"
What ever that means[:I]I'm sure someone on here can tell
you what other coolant you can use besides Mopar's
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Just look for the orange stuff if you still have the original coolant charge in the system. If for any reason your's is the older green stuff, do not mix the two. Use the green.
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I would say on an older Cruiser if you just want to add coolant go with whatever color you now have. If you want or have to change coolant go with the older green stuff. Cheaper and just as good protection just have to change it every 3 years or about 24,000 miles or so.
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Old 08 Nov 2004, 10:29 pm
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Thanks guys,

So the orange stuff is Dex-Cool GM stuff?
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Old 09 Nov 2004, 02:04 am
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jim....

here's a link about the antifreeze....IMO stay with the zerex "gold" as described in the link


http://www.imcool.com/articles/antif...-Glysantin.htm
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Old 09 Nov 2004, 03:22 am
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Use Zerex G-05:
http://www.valvoline.com/pages/produ...asp?product=10

Available at Pep Boys and most auto parts stores.

The only alternative is to buy a gallon of "Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula" from your dealer.
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The mopar stuff is about $18 a gallon
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Sorry to tread jack but this is kind of related.

I am going to flush and fill the coolant before winter in my Cruiser. I know where to drain plug is on the radiator but is there one for the block? If so, where is it?

Again, sorry for the tread jack.

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Andy

P.S. I am only assuming that there one because I just replaced the radiator, hoses, T-Stat on my 1987 BMW and it has a bolt on the block. The Cruiser might not.
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