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Old 10-12-2012, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What coolant in the neon srt-4?

Did some searching. A lot of people say use the dealer fluid. Most people say zerex g-05. Is this outdated? Is there anything else I can use. I usually use the prestone dex (orange stuff) in the newer dodges. But I read thats a no no. I remember having green coolant in the last srt-4, worked fine never thought anything of it. Not looking to spend a fortune at the dealer. Any other ideas?

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Old 10-12-2012, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd be interested to know this as well. My timing belt snapped so I'm taking this opportunity to do some other maintenance as well. I bought some of the Orange Dex as well, but is in there right now is green. Both my dad and the guy at O'Reilly's said it wouldn't be a problem.
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if you mix long life and green it can eat away at the inside of the rad, something about conflicting chemicals, some people don't like long life and do a flush and refill with green or vice versa so it's always best to go by the color, we get quite a few people that don't like or trust the long life coolant and get us to switch it out to green, just don't mix them.
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Quit being cheap and buy the pink stuff from mopar. How often will you be changing it anyway?
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Go to Walmart & buy the grey jug (Prestone) its the same as "mopar"

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Quit being cheap and buy the pink stuff from mopar. How often will you be changing it anyway?

Maybe often. We stock coolant at work for $4 a gallon. Compared to the dealer price ($20? for 50/50) for a flush and fill. Its the difference of $8 or $80. Maybe its not much money for some people but I refuse to waste money on something I dont need. After some research I found the green coolant will indeed work. They say to use what ever it has in it. The big worry is mixing coolants. So I am settled on the green since my car already has it in there.
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Quit being cheap and buy the pink stuff from mopar. How often will you be changing it anyway?

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Maybe often. We stock coolant at work for $4 a gallon. Compared to the dealer price ($20? for 50/50) for a flush and fill. Its the difference of $8 or $80. Maybe its not much money for some people but I refuse to waste money on something I dont need. After some research I found the green coolant will indeed work. They say to use what ever it has in it. The big worry is mixing coolants. So I am settled on the green since my car already has it in there.

ya, if it's green, just stick the regular green stuff in it, one of the reasons people switch their cars over is the price too, even no name coolant is up to 3 times more expensive for long life over regular green coolant.
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I believe the proper stuff is

Zerex G05

I got mine at oriellys it's straight coolant. It was 15 a gallon and 1 dollar for a gallon of water.
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Should I flush the heater core and radiator before putting in the DEX? The radiator has already been drained so there is just a little in the core and residue/left over in the radiator.
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dont mix bigggggggg no no had a friend do that after i told him not to and he fugged up a bunch of stuff lol
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I believe the proper stuff is

Zerex G05

I got mine at oriellys it's straight coolant. It was 15 a gallon and 1 dollar for a gallon of water.

I agree. Did the exact same when my motor when back in and haven't had a problem yet
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The only real difference is how long the stuff can be used before it should be changed. Green is good for ~3years and the other high dollar stuff generally can last 5 years.

Everyone's right, you shouldn't mix them but on a total flush/fill, imo, as long as the coolant is FULL, mixed at least 50/50 and less than 3 years old, who cares what color it is? So all my cars I've switch to the regular Green antifreeze.
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Dose anyone know about the BMW blue coolent?

I ask because I work at a BMW stealership and get it for free. So why not use it.

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