If a customer chooses a different type of coolant than that which was originally in the vehicle's cooling system, the cooling system should be flushed to remove all of the old coolant. What's the copyright date on the decal? I know the switched in 2013 to a purple coolant. Spec's and the order of. Gives outstanding protection against frost, corrosion and overheating. So how much coolant do you put in? I am not real concerned with the Prestone stuff being in there, but I did the initial change with 30,000 miles, and will do a complete 60,000 miles. I then added 1 gallon Zerex and 1 gallon distilled water. So I have used it to top off the reservoir, thus mixing my colors.
From time to time, you have to tighten the cap, or the clamps I never know how far to tighten hose clamps. The lack of silicates is what allows them to last for a long time. When you flush properly, while running the heat, you have very close to 100% pure water. Also suitable for: Industrial usages, Mining equipment and Generators. Gives outstanding protection against frost, corrosion and overheating. In 2012, the coolant was orangish.
Gives outstanding protection against frost, corrosion and overheating. Gives outstanding protection against frost, corrosion and overheating. I added a little Prestone to mine, and maybe It's just coincidence, but it developed a leak in the water pump a little while later. I have not heard of this. Second hitting up the parts desk at your local Chrysler shop.
The only negatives I see to flushing are as follows: First, I have never had a flushing tee that did not leak. . Provides long lasting corrosion protection for a minimum of four years. I don't know too much about this van's maintenance history. First, it introduces tap water into the system. The coolant should come out very clean -- that means none of your internal engine parts have corroded and your coolant still had good corrosion protection.
Water: Why take a chance on tap water although that may be what you get if done at a repair shop? Because there is some confusion on the specs, I'd pass on the Prestone and check out the dealer. All that said, Prestone's universal coolant claims to be compatible with anything, yet doesn't list any specific manufacturer's specs to which it conforms. What gets depleted in the coolant is the corrosion inhibitor package -- and if that can be added later on with a quart-sized bottle of concentrate, that may be the thing of the future. If you're adding coolant or replacing it without flushing the system, it is important mixing dissimilar additives could lead to undesirable consequences - sedimentation, jelling, etc. Peak seems to be very competitive and readily available here. I removed the lower radiator hose and let all the coolant drain into a bucket, ran clean water through it, reattached the hose, and replaced with new.
They don't mention it, but it seems safe to say that antifreeze would be pink, which is what 2012 cars came with. All other properties seem to be the same. This coolant offers the best engine cooling without corrosion when mixed with 50% Ethylene Glycol and 50% distilled water to obtain a freeze point of -37°C -35°F. The Mobil antifreeze and coolant range provides the ultimate in protection and longevity throughout the seasons. Contains a blend of inhibitors designed to give a high degree of corrosion protection of up to three years. My question was forwarded to the Technical Service dept.
Very low inhibitor depletion rates. The allowable duration is based upon the depletion rate of the corrosion inhibitor package. What you did is a flush. The coolant reservoir had a big warning that said that this vehicle an '01 3. Secondly, you don't know what the true coolant mixture inside the engine is now.
Drive it until warm, with a bottle of water. Interesting enough, even Original Green can be low silicate and long life these days. Green coolant uses a lot of silicates, which quickly deplete. I know the switched in 2013 to a purple coolant. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Free from nitrites, amines, phosphates, borates and silicates. I don't know too much about this van's maintenance history.
Then you let it drain, with the heater core open, so you get nearly all of the water out. Odd - My 2013 came with purple coolant from the factory, and when I bought a jug of coolant at the dealer, all that they have was the orangeish-pink stuff. All other properties seem to be the same. You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Almost a year ago, when I noticed my coolant was a bit low, I topped off the coolant reservoir tank in my 2000 with Prestone. In 2012, the coolant was orangish.
In my opinion, a flush does two negative things. I did a coolant flush today using Prestone coolant that said that it was safe for any vehicle. I removed the lower radiator hose and let all the coolant drain into a bucket, ran clean water through it, reattached the hose, and replaced with new. So what is the right coolant?????????????????? Contains a blend of inhibitors designed to give a high degree of corrosion protection of up to three years. We have not heard of any horror stories of bad things happening inside a cooling system when different types of coolants are intermixed. After reading more, I will do my next fluid change a complete replacement as opposed to the radiator drain I did this time with Zerex.