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redeye4u 01-15-2011 12:23 PM

radiator and coolant
 
Well thursday nite my truck decided it needed a new radiator. leaking where the plastic and aluminum come together. Anyways to get it home i stopped at the loca wal mart and picked up some universal green mixture antifreeze. Was not sure what was in the truck. Orange or green. It was 1145 pm. I am replaceing the radiator today. Have been reading that mixing orange and green not good. When i change out the rad. That should take out most if not all the universal coolant i bought right. Don,t want to mess up the new rad. any and all help will be appriciated. thanks

erm 01-15-2011 12:31 PM

Yes, do a total flush and use what the mfgr recommends on coolant for your year & engine truck.

For your HEMI, use of Propylene Glycol coolants is not recommended.

Use a 50/50 mix of Ethylene Glycol & water solution. Mopar anti-freeze/coolant formula MS-9769 was used in your truck when new and was combined with organic corrosion resistors.

So a good Ethylene Glycol anti-freeze with corrosion protection, mixed 50/50 with water, will do the trick.

Your cooling system capacity is 16.2 quarts.

SRTAndy 01-15-2011 01:03 PM

Great answer, Mike! :smileup: Keep us posted, redeye!





BTW, I moved your thread for you! :D

Valve 01-15-2011 06:35 PM

Make sure you don't use Tap water,Unless its an emergency.Mix with 50% distilled water
Or like Maddog said buy Manufacture recommendation 50/50 pre mixed.

redeye4u 01-16-2011 12:29 AM

Thanks guys. Got the rad. in and working fine. Used prestone with distilled water. 50/50 orange the good stuff. :smileup: Was not that bad of a job.

bigdaddyII 01-25-2011 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by redeye4u (Post 413714)
Thanks guys. Got the rad. in and working fine. Used prestone with distilled water. 50/50 orange the good stuff. :smileup: Was not that bad of a job.

Dexicool? The only antifreeze that is HOAT, which is spec'd for our trucks besides the Mopar stuff is Zerex G-05, at least thats all I have found, and it is yellowish/ clear. Re-check your bottles, if it is Dexicool, please, please, please re flush it and put the correct stuff in it.


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