OAT coolant HELP!

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Lakewind

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My 2014 Ram 1500 3.6 its ready for it's coolant change. The owners manual recommends Mopar OAT 10 year/150,000 mile coolant. The coolant in my truck is orange. The auto parts stores around here never heard of it. My truck is listed in my Amazon account garage that confirms fit. When I select Mopar OAT coolant (only 50/50 premix available and prefer concentrate) on Amazon it states DOES NOT FIT YOUR VEHICLE. What Amazon recommends is green 5 year aftermarket coolant. I prefer not to support the dealer around here. Can anyone recommend a 10 year coolant compatible with my Pentastar? I would appreciate any help.
 

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Don't believe Amazon parts selection, I've seen part numbers looked up from the manufacturer be the "wrong one" according to Amazon.
The Purple Kool-Aid that Mopar uses is notorious for changing from purple to an orangish-rose color over time. It even turns back to purple when warm.
Your '14 should have left the factory with OAT. Do a complete flush and refill with Mopar pre-mix or concentrate diluted with distilled or de-ionized water (do not use tap).
 

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GENUINE MOPAR PART # 68163848AB

2013-2021 DODGE RAM 1500 2500 3500 4500 5500

Mopar 10 Year/150,000 Mile Coolant Concentrate $36.34​



We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106.

Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106 = OAT coolant
 

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GENUINE MOPAR PART # 68163848AB

2013-2021 DODGE RAM 1500 2500 3500 4500 5500

Mopar 10 Year/150,000 Mile Coolant Concentrate $36.34​



We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106.

Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106 = OAT coolant
100 % MOPAR only. No aftermarket mixed stuff, general fit all stuff, etc, just the Mopar Part number for your truck.
 

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if you flush the system out you can use any OAT coolant. The most widely used is the red coolant.. I would also find another autoparts store as every store around me sells the orange coolant.
 

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When the serice intervals get really long like 150k miles, use what the manuf specs. Don't listen to Amazon. You can buy it on Amazon, but pay attention to your owner's manual. I have learned about lubricants and coolants by owning some Lexus cars. They have long service intervals so use what they tell you to.
 

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I'd rather buy from the dealer these days,instead of Amazon or Ebay,at least i know i'm getting the right stuff,and not some knock-off Chinese look-a-like,which is getting to be very common on both sites,even fluids.
 

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Around here, there are two small-town family-run Chrysler dealers I know of, that'll sell fluids out of their bulk barrels for almost half of the parts counter, or online price. By the gal only ...bring in yer own jug. They'll sell other Chrysler bulk fluids that way too. I've bought fluids from them on multiple occasions, esp the more expensive hydraulic fluids. One dealer has a stack of clean milk jugs in the corner of the parts dept. People (who work there) bring in. It's basically sales they wouldn't have otherwise had.

There's a local family GM dealer too which does the same thing. And I've bought on several occasions, fluids (incl antifreeze) from them for GM vehicles.

I also have an account at a larger dealer in the capitol city, part of a dealer-group, and the parts guy laughed when I asked if they sold out of their bulk barrel. I get it, they're busy, it's not worth their time. So, if you're interested in going this route, perhaps call the parts dept of a couple smaller town dealers, or dealers that are still family run and see what they say. You can get it right away w/o shipping. Get enough to have a little extra on-hand for emergencies.
 
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