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Warmed and in normal operating temp, the colland is below ADD. Car has about 3500 miles on it. Is your coolant level this low already? or it is just mine?

Should I add to it? Which one to use?

I looked at the manual (Adding Coolant), but I'm not smart enough to fully understand what is stated there. Can I just get one of those from the auto store and just poor some in? I was thinking of doing that then when I open the hood, I saw in a bright yellow sign "SPECIAL ENGINE COOLANT ONLY".

Suggestions?

Thanks!
 

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Warmed and in normal operating temp, the colland is below ADD. Car has about 3500 miles on it. Is your coolant level this low already? or it is just mine?

Should I add to it? Which one to use?

I looked at the manual (Adding Coolant), but I'm not smart enough to fully understand what is stated there. Can I just get one of those from the auto store and just poor some in? I was thinking of doing that then when I open the hood, I saw in a bright yellow sign "SPECIAL ENGINE COOLANT ONLY".

Suggestions?

Thanks!
It was checked at 1000 miles and I had to add some coolant (150K Mile Change type).
 

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Same here. Before I took the car off the lot for the 1st time, I ask the dealer to add or check the level of all the fluid cuz I will be driving north about 1k miles. They said they did and said that it was "supposed to be like that...right on the ADD".
 

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It has to be Iridium filled with some silver injected into the coolant. NOT....

Sorry, to much humor this week to contain myself.

It is nothing more than the coolant that has the 150K miles warranty. Most new cars that boost that there is no need for tune-up or coolant change for the first 100K miles is using this. The coolant is orange in color when you purchase it.

Most brands sell this type of coolant.



Which by the way is nothing more than extended wear coolant with special preventive rust inhibiters and a coating mixture that will form to the walls and prevent any blockage in the water jackets or water ports. Along those lines...
 

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Or with a lawn mower, putting oil in the fuel tank. Go figure...one says FUEL on the cap and the other says OIL. Needless to say, it took me a hour or so to cleanout the tank then the lines, since it was four-stroke mower than two-stroker.

I only blame myself for that one in not doing it and allowing someone else to add oil.
 

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The owner's manual specifies which coolant to use. I don't think the orange stuff is the same as the pink stuff. I saw the stuff we need at AutoZone for $8/gallon, made by Peak. It says it's specifically for Ford and Chrysler products on the front of the bottle, along with that funky number that's in the owner's manual.
 

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The orange stuff is DEXCOOL, a GM proprietary coolant which sucks ass!!!!! Lots of GMs getting that shit got troubles with deposits clogging the heater core. And it is worse if you add regular coolant to it. I myself would stick with something that says speciffically made for Dodge/Chyrsler. I don't see the need to pay the dealers wacked prices for it. I would trust Peak or Prestone.
 
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