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1995 Dodge Ram coolant #4436816
06/20/17 01:26 PM
06/20/17 01:26 PM
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Stelth Offline OP
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I recently bought a 1995 Dodge Ram 2500 utility bed truck since my ford van fired another spark plug into orbit, and I'm tired of fixing it. Before I got it, the seller took it to Sears for an oil change and coolant flush. I asked Sears what coolant they used, and the gal told me, "Well, it's supposed to use Dex-cool, but we put the yellow stuff in." I'm not sure what the yellow stuff is, some sort of universal, I think? What is it really supposed to be, and should I flush it and put the correct fluid in?


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Re: 1995 Dodge Ram coolant [Re: Stelth] #4436818
06/20/17 01:28 PM
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Dodges never used Dexcool. It probably had "regular green" coolant when it was new.


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Re: 1995 Dodge Ram coolant [Re: Stelth] #4436844
06/20/17 02:16 PM
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I would not use DexCool in any vehicle that did not come with DexCool from the factory.

I would flush and use G-05. Its extended life and will work find in your vehicle.

Or old green

Or Peak Global.


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Re: 1995 Dodge Ram coolant [Re: Stelth] #4436886
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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gas or diesel? it matters.


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Re: 1995 Dodge Ram coolant [Re: Stelth] #4436903
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5.9 gas.


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Re: 1995 Dodge Ram coolant [Re: Stelth] #4437033
06/20/17 06:19 PM
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My 98 ram was factory filled with green


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Re: 1995 Dodge Ram coolant [Re: Stelth] #4437079
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I run green


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