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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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What type of engine coolant?

Hey everyone,
Just a quick question about engine coolant. I bought my car about 6 months ago (01 trep R/T) and it currently has pink coloured coolant in it. not sure what kind. anyways its running low, i checked the manual and it says i need ethylene glycol based coolant and it needs to be mixed 50/50 with distilled water. I went to my local Walmart and bought some Tech 2000 coolant. Its premixed with water already and contains ethylene glycol, problem is, is that its green not pink like the existing coolant. is it okay to mix the two coolants???? The back of the Tech 2000 bottle also says meets or exceeds performance requirement for chrysler MS 7170 whatever that means?

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I bought the same stuff and mixed it in with the pink coolant when I got my Trep 2 years ago. Haven't had any problems with it!
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It will probably be OK, but it's not the best. Unless Tech 2000 has more info. on the label, it's hard to say if it's traditional green type, OAT, or some new so-called "universal" stuff, and I'm sure they would tell you it will work in anything regardless.

The DexCool™/Prestone Extended Life™ OAT phosphate-free and silicate-free antifreezes have problems. Both Chrysler and Ford got away from those problems with G-05 (HOAT) type. Can be harder to find in the auto parts stores, but some do stock it - it will say G-05 somewhere on the labeling. Shell and Zerex make it, and you can find it at Ford and Chrysler dealers. Chrysler's is orange, the other brands are yellow. If you want the best, you will use G-05.

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