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is there any special kind of coolant to use in a 2001 pt cruiser.

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is there any special kind of coolant to use in a 2001 pt cruiser. my pt normally runs about 1/2 on temperature but started climbing a mark. i think the coolant is running low.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  moparfl replied 6 years ago.



CAUTION: Use of Propylene Glycol based coolants is not recommended, as they provide less freeze protection and less corrosion protection.

The use of aluminum cylinder blocks, cylinder heads, and water pumps requires special corrosion protection. Mopar® Antifreeze/Coolant, 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula (orange in color), or the equivalent ethylene glycol base coolant with corrosion inhibitors (called HOAT, for Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) is recommended. This coolant offers the best engine cooling without corrosion when mixed with 50% Ethylene Glycol and 50% distilled water to obtain a freeze point of -37°C (-35°F) If it loses color or becomes contaminated, drain, flush, and replace with fresh properly mixed coolant solution. Mixing of coolants other than specified (non-HOAT), will reduce the 5 year/100,000 mile corrosion protection.

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