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Old April 17th, 2004, 19:08
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Which antifreeze?

Need to change coolant in our 2000 XJ. Does it use the regular green antifreeze or the red like a lot of late model cars? Stuff in there is too bad looking to tell what it was originally. Thanks for any help guys.
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Old April 17th, 2004, 20:15
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Re: Which antifreeze?

Use a 50/50 mixture of ethylene-glycol antifreeze containing
Alugard 340-2 and distilled water.
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Old April 17th, 2004, 20:28
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Re: Which antifreeze?

Mopar (Autopar) antifreeze from the dealer, mixed 50:50 with distilled (or deionized) water. I got about 5 to 6 years out of a radiator changing antifreeze every other year when using Prestone. Since switching to Mopar antifreeze, my factory two-core (towing package) rad on my 1990 lasted until 2003, when a seam split. My wife's 1994 car still has the factory rad-- Mopar antifreeze works! A nice way to avoid getting air in the block is to install a Prestone-type flushing T in the heater hose. You can then flush it out with a hose, then refill as per instructions with the T. This avoids the trapped- air problems and having to pull the temp sensor at the back corner of the engine to burp the air. 4xBob
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Re: Which antifreeze?

Definetly use the green, and change it every year or two. The orange/long-life types have had problems with corrosion in some systems.
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Old April 17th, 2004, 21:26
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Re: Which antifreeze?

Most of the green stuff is the same. There are only 2 or 3 plants that make all of the anti-freeze for all the different brands.
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Old April 17th, 2004, 21:55
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Re: Which antifreeze?

Don't use the orange. It will mess up your pump and other problems.

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Old April 18th, 2004, 06:08
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Thanks for the help guys. Heard of big problems when you mix the two types,don't need that headache.
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