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bought a 2016 less than two weeks ago.......cel overheat no cab heat lol

Discussion in 'Dodge Ram Eco Diesels' started by mtnbikeadam, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. mtnbikeadam

    mtnbikeadam Junior Member

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    man i was really loving this truck but its 25degrees outside, the dealers two weeks out for appointments and it was 245coolant this morning then 252degrees on my way home. what the heck only 96k on the truck, got 350k out of my last one.
     
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    Is the coolant level over the seam of the degas bottle? and is the coolant clean along with orangish-rose color when cool and purple when warm?
    There isn't any really "known failures" of the thermostat or water pump.
     
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    theres lots of coolant in the reservoir, if i remember right its just below the seam. i was worried about the erg recall/issues.
     
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    I would top off the degas bottle when cold, there is not much of a reserve capacity like the gassers have. I'd stick with the Mopar purple stuff as I've read about some funky outcomes when people have used the "good for all coolants" to top off.
    You can get the Mopar in pre-mixed or concentrate, if you buy the concentrate only use distilled or deionized water to mix(this goes for any coolant/engine nowadays).
    I know closing off too much of the winter front and/or not selecting a defrost mode when it's cold the coolant temps will spike but your going even higher than when I'm towing 8K lbs in 90°F weather (I've seen 222°F coolant).
     
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