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So I'm finding mixed reviews. What coolant should I top my radiator off with when I replace my thermostat tomorrow? ...


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Old 12-30-2016, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm finding mixed reviews. What coolant should I top my radiator off with when I replace my thermostat tomorrow? Some say anything pre mixed and orange, some say hoat specific, my biggest thing is what can I get local from O'Reillys, auto zone, Napa, etc. I don't want to have to order radiator fluid like I have to do for oil with pup lol


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Does it have Dexcool in it now? Or should I say Dexcool Clone? (Orange)


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Is your vehicle OAT or HOAT? How many miles? Just do a distilled water flush and refill? Save the fluid you drain off and put back?


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Manual says 10yr/150k mile OAT. orange coolant in the radiator. Engine has 56k on the clock.
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Dude, that is fked up, lol. Orange is HOAT that I know of. Pink or Purple is OAT. I got my orange off ebay last week old stock, it is orange HOAT. I would look at doing an entire flush and add some RM-I25, just in case you need to clean some slime out. You have near 60k, so a flush is do anyhow. Ask Syn what you should put back. Let me check if Ram used orange OAT.

It is a 2013 Ram 5.7 American truck? not Canada?


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Zerex ZXELRU1 DEX-COOL Antifreeze / Coolant - Gallon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0033QQ4U8..._74WzybXRMYH80

Here is what I use in both our Ford Edges! Orange Dexcool!

I would like to know if this is what come in the 13s from the manufacturer. Before the purple!

Before I give any advice.


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Now you see why I was confused!!!!!

It's a 2013 American 5.7 hemi Laramie long horn. 2wd with towing package.
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Your a bubble truck, you likely got HOAT old stock. I would definitely do some type of flush, maybe run Zerex G05, seams to have a following, definitely dont take my word, research that. You are smart for double checking and not just tossing some coolant in there.
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Be careful I have a 13 as well went to dealer to have mine flushed...but be sure you know which you have in there. Mine is orange when I open cap as well...but I did read a post on here that had a star bulletin from ram stating that oat does look Orange under some conditions i.e in the rad looking down and a different color purple when in a cup. Weird. Don't mix the 2 or you'll have big problems...this is why I went to my dealer because if they fuck it up its on them. Lol

Just make sure you know which you have HOAT or OAT

I believe everything 13 and up is OAT


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I know Dexcool is meant for a pressurized system.

Suck some out into a clear glass container and observe the true color. (Cold)


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