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#1172689 - 06/14/08 10:34 PM Can any antifreeze replace mopar antifreeze?
byez Offline


Registered: 10/21/07
Posts: 434
Loc: Canada,North America,Western H...
My manual on the Dodge Ram specifically states to use Mopar Ethylene Glycol antifreeze.

What popular brands out there are based on Etylene Glycol? Or should I stick with Mopar coolant?

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#1172717 - 06/14/08 11:17 PM Re: Can any antifreeze replace mopar antifreeze? [Re: byez]
Big Jim Offline


Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 1571
Loc: Thousand Oaks, CA
Zerex G05 is the same formulation as the factory stuff, just a different color.

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#1172898 - 06/15/08 11:34 AM Re: Can any antifreeze replace mopar antifreeze? [Re: Big Jim]
1sttruck Offline


Registered: 03/20/04
Posts: 4378
Loc: Camas, WA
The manual for my Dodge says to use a HOAT coolant (as I recall), and the Zerex G05 was about the only non-dealer offering. Works great, now super models are always making passes at me, I hear Led Zepplin playing in the background while driving..... :^)

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#1173131 - 06/15/08 05:36 PM Re: Can any antifreeze replace mopar antifreeze? [Re: 1sttruck]
Ken2 Offline


Registered: 12/02/02
Posts: 6356
Loc: Washington St.
Mopar and Ford antifreeze ARE Ashland/Valvoline/Zerex G-05. The dye is slightly different between brands. The antifreeze is made for these car makers by Ashland/Valvoline.
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#1173201 - 06/15/08 07:44 PM Re: Can any antifreeze replace mopar antifreeze? [Re: Ken2]
artificialist Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 7531
Loc: Florida
I have Zerex G-05 in my mom's Jeep Grand Cherokee, and everything is working fine.

It looks different, but I can tell you from experience it performs the same as the factory and dealer coolants.
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#1173757 - 06/16/08 04:28 PM Re: Can any antifreeze replace mopar antifreeze? [Re: artificialist]
Greaser Offline


Registered: 02/13/03
Posts: 1992
Loc: Windsor,Ontario
I'm using Prestone All-Makes pre-mix long life in my TJ and all is good.
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#1174450 - 06/17/08 03:11 PM Re: Can any antifreeze replace mopar antifreeze? [Re: Greaser]
doitmyself Offline


Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 5045
Loc: MI
Greaser,

You're running Dex-cool(OAT) chemistry in a system that recommends HOAT.

Keep us posted how that works out in the long run. I'm curious.
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#1174598 - 06/17/08 07:48 PM Re: Can any antifreeze replace mopar antifreeze? [Re: doitmyself]
Greaser Offline


Registered: 02/13/03
Posts: 1992
Loc: Windsor,Ontario
 Originally Posted By: doitmyself
Greaser,

You're running Dex-cool(OAT) chemistry in a system that recommends HOAT.

Keep us posted how that works out in the long run. I'm curious.
Been in there for three years now no problems.
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