I think we are down to dealer and Napa for sources for the coolant. NAPA has the G-05 for around $13 a gallon.
It is clear in color. The Mopar branded version is really the same liquid but with some orange-ish dye or whatnot added to change the color.
I am unsure if the dexcool has messed up your thermostat or not. If you think it has been operating normally then leave it in there until you need to do the waterpump/timing belt maintenance.
If you could remove all(95+%) of the dexcool by taking out the t-stat then I would go that route. That way it would be a one time deal. But with all the coolant in the lines and heater core I think you would need to empty the sytem again.
I think you could do a sufficient flush without removing the thermostat. I would get the engine to operating temp so T-stat is open, then drain the radiator by its drain valve. Then using LIM side of the upper rad hose fill the radiator then the coolant bottle with your flushing fluid (distilled water?). Start it again and let it mix it around a bit then drain it again. repeat this until you think you have gotten most of the dexcool out. Most of the time will be spent watching the temp gauge or water drain, versus taking all the stuff out of the way to remove the T-stat
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Last edited by sc.intrepid; 12-06-2010 at 01:46 PM.