Coolant/Antifreeze for 2006 5.7L?
Is there a cheaper solution than buying from the stealership? What brand should I be looking for? How much should I buy to fill a 5.7L Hemi in a 4x4?
Didn't know coolant technology had come so far since I've last tinkered with things in that area.
Well, ya need a a little over 16 quarts to fill the cooling system.
The FSM calls for the MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant (Formula # MS-9769) due to the aluminum in the engine. The MS-9769 is a ethylene glycol base coolant with organic corrosion inhibitors (called HOAT - Hybrid Organic Additive Technology). They recommend a 50/50 mix of Ethylene Glycol and distilled water.
Also, do not mix your existing MOPAR coolant with any other type. Mixing of coolants other than the specified non-HOAT or HOAT coolant may result in engine damage due to corrosion.
So, if you can find some HOAT, 100% ethylene glycol and distilled water, you can mix your own. Or, just bite the bullet and go with the MOPAR coolant. I figure the coolant is cheaper than rebuilding or replacing the engine down the road.
Wow, another of them dealer only deals. Bet they love that. My local dealer is real good at running up the prices too.
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