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Best type of coolant???

I am flushing my cooling system and thought I had to go to the dealer for coolant. A friend who owns a small shop said to use this... ZEREX G-05 spec coolant. I do want the best as I do race this thing and want it to be cool! He said it would be ok to use. As I trust him I trust you all more!


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Zerex G-05 is the original full chemistry in newer Ford & Daimler Chrysler vehicles. Its Hybrid Organic Acid Technology (HOAT) chemistry combines the best of conventional and organic acid-based chemistry to provide the ultimate protection against rust and corrosion.

In other words, it meets the Chrysler HOAT coolant specification.

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Thank you sir! looks like Napa is the only spot to pick this up at a good price!
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Oh how much should I need?
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Wish I had a napa 😞


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Oh how much should I need?
You should be good with 2 jugs of coolant and 2 jugs of distilled water.


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I actually saw the Zerex coolant the other day at the local Oreillys but I think that was just a rare sighting lol

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People will disagree with me, but you really don't need a HOAT coolant, but it is recommended. I looked into this when I was switching to blue coolant. The only good blue options were Engine Ice (supposed racing coolant) - which I bought $100 of, then realized it comes diluted so I actually needed another $100 of it... and I found out it's good for 1 year and needs replaced. I didn't want a $200 annual coolant bill. (Although I still have those four jugs of Engine Ice - in my F/S thread!!! )

The other option is BMW coolant, which is a darker blue, but blue nonetheless. It's good for 3 years, if I'm remembering correctly. And is undiluted, so I think a couple jugs cost me $60 or so... essentially $20 a year for coolant instead of $200. So clearly, I went with the BMW coolant.

Moral of the story, neither of these blue coolants are HOAT. But I confirmed with many people that had done this before I did it and I've never heard of a problem switching to a non-HOAT coolant. And I haven't had a problem at all myself. The good thing about the HOAT stuff is that it's supposedly good for 100K miles. I just have to change mine more often now.



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I think it would just be bad to mix the two. Seams to me that one or the other would be ok. Thanks for the info on this. 200 bucks a year is crazy!
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