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Unread 05-28-2008, 07:24 AM   #1
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Antifreeze issue

Hi Everyone - This is my first time in the forum. I own an '02 Jeep Liberty. I recently had a problem with my coolant. Apparantly something (not sure what) might have gotten into my overflow tank and the result was chunky antifreeze. I noticed it because my car was overheating. My mechanic had never seen it before.

I heard from someone that there is a certain type of antifreeze that needs to be used in Jeep Libertys. Is this true? Does anyone know anything about this? My car has 122K miles on it.

Thanks for your help!

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Unread 05-28-2008, 09:35 AM   #2
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I dunno maybe...

I have an 05 Liberty and every Jeep specialist (whether certified or just based on their experience with owning jeeps) I've spoken with has advised that the red antifreeze is the ONLY acceptable type. It is expensive but I've never taken the chance with anything else... I also go to the dealer to get it... Again expensive but until one of the veterans in this forum or a specialist tells me otherwise I'm following those instructions.
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Unread 05-28-2008, 10:08 AM   #3
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Good advise...I would do what the dealership recommends. Some of these new coolants have a tendancy to thicken up. But not the one Chrysler uses as I'm told. I know guys that have switched to the green stuff but they had the system flushed by an expert.
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Unread 05-28-2008, 02:14 PM   #4
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Thank you for your advice!
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Unread 05-28-2008, 10:35 PM   #5
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You need G-05 coolant.

Ill probably change my anti-freeze every 60k.

http://www.valvoline.com/pages/produ...asp?product=10
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Unread 05-31-2008, 05:37 PM   #6
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You need G-05 coolant.

Ill probably change my anti-freeze every 60k.

http://www.valvoline.com/pages/produ...asp?product=10
Jeepjeepster I have one quick question... If I want to do a coolant flush myself, do I have to buy a specially formulated flush for the G-05 coolant? I've been looking all over the internet and cannot find an answer to that question.
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Unread 06-02-2008, 10:17 PM   #7
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Shouldnt need to. It really depends on what type of flush you do but usually just changing out the coolant in the rad and hoses is enough. You will probably get around ~9 quarts out of 14 quarts by doing that. The block holds the rest.

Ive never needed to do a flush so Im not 100% sure on that.
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