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Old 01-26-2011, 12:52 AM
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I pulled the plugs at the bottom of the engine block and drained out all the old coolant then did a complete refill of 50/50 with Prestone and distilled water . You may also want to consider replacing the radiator cap also . That is one of the most overlooked replacable components of the cooling system .
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I pulled the plugs at the bottom of the engine block and drained out all the old coolant then did a complete refill of 50/50 with Prestone and distilled water . You may also want to consider replacing the radiator cap also . That is one of the most overlooked replacable components of the cooling system .
I was told to use only G05, and prestone doesn't manufacture that to my findings. G05 is Chrysler's recommended use for coolant.

Dodge calls strictly for HOAT and prestone is only OAT.

And do I fill on the radiator cap hole, or the coolant level tank?
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both i would think

personally i would be draining out of the bottom of the radiator, as i filled it with clear water while running the engine, then draining the clear water while filling it with 50/50 coolant
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While were on the subject, can we get some dodge gear heads to answer my findings about using only HOAT in dodge cooling systems. I've read numerous things where anything but HOAT would start to cause problems.

I am learning about maintaining my truck right, and doing everything the correct way. It was one of my findings when checking out coolant.
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If you're talking green vs orange/red, go with the orange/red. I think Prestone makes one.
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If you're talking green vs orange/red, go with the orange/red. I think Prestone makes one.
I believe mine is "pink", the only place that carries it near me is napa and oreilly. and its only made by one company, valvoline, and its called zerex or something. its a hybrid collant, made for my truck. lol its mopars iso.
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Yup. I can't remember the correct name for it, but Ramtech has made posts about it being necessary.
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