Proper Coolant for 2003 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Auto - JeepForum.com
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 73 Old 07-25-2012, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
Nishbot
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 72
Proper Coolant for 2003 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Auto

My trusted friends, I have been scouring the internet and this forum, thread after thread, and I can't seem to get a solid final answer.

I own a 2003 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Auto.
It has 80,000 miles on it.

The coolant inside is at the 'fill' line, even when the engine temp is hot, so I know it needs to be topped off.

The color of the coolant is an orange/rust color.

What is the correct coolant to top my cooling system off? What would the exact brand name be?

Note: I have no plans or intentions to do a coolant flush, mainly because I travel too much and don't have the time to actually do so. I'm simply looking to just top my coolant off and keep on truckin'.

Second Note: Everything is stock, nothing has been replaced.

Nishbot is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 73 Old 07-25-2012, 09:34 PM
vic_sinclair
Registered User
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SLC, Utah
Posts: 192
You need HOAT coolant. Most people skip the dealership and just buy Zerex G-05 from an auto parts store, which is HOAT.
vic_sinclair is offline  
post #3 of 73 Old 07-26-2012, 11:05 AM
Unlimited04
This post/info=my opinion
 
Unlimited04's Avatar
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 24,148
Unlimited04 is offline  
post #4 of 73 Old 07-26-2012, 11:08 AM
flying_bosun
Registered User
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 34*24'N, 119*42'W
Posts: 3,892
^double ditto.

Gear-Calculator Stu Can Help You Part Names and Numbers Dealer Supplied Parts and ask for "Jeep Club" Prices


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron Paul
“Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.”
― Ron Paul
"Did you exchange your walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?"
flying_bosun is offline  
post #5 of 73 Old 07-26-2012, 11:12 AM
TheRealKTrain
Registered User
JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,687
dafuq is HOAT? Thanks in advance for learning me

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle

Μολὼν λαβέ
TheRealKTrain is offline  
post #6 of 73 Old 07-26-2012, 07:26 PM
TJJP77
Registered User
 
TJJP77's Avatar
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Somewhere, MI
Posts: 1,884
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheRealKTrain View Post
dafuq is HOAT? Thanks in advance for learning me
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology...

Chris
'02 Sahara
'06 Rubicon Unlimited
Sienna Jeep Club: Member #15
TJJP77 is offline  
post #7 of 73 Old 07-26-2012, 07:49 PM
flying_bosun
Registered User
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 34*24'N, 119*42'W
Posts: 3,892
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJJP77

Hybrid Organic Additive Technology...
You are too kind. I was going to make a snide remark about Google not working in Houston this morning, but figured I'd withhold.

Gear-Calculator Stu Can Help You Part Names and Numbers Dealer Supplied Parts and ask for "Jeep Club" Prices


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron Paul
“Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.”
― Ron Paul
"Did you exchange your walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?"
flying_bosun is offline  
post #8 of 73 Old 07-26-2012, 11:07 PM
joe108
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: valley center
Posts: 888
NAPA sells it, other parts store dont seem to carry it
joe108 is offline  
post #9 of 73 Old 07-26-2012, 11:19 PM
flying_bosun
Registered User
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 34*24'N, 119*42'W
Posts: 3,892
Quote:
Originally Posted by joe108
NAPA sells it, other parts store dont seem to carry it
Most can order it in.

Gear-Calculator Stu Can Help You Part Names and Numbers Dealer Supplied Parts and ask for "Jeep Club" Prices


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron Paul
“Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.”
― Ron Paul
"Did you exchange your walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?"
flying_bosun is offline  
post #10 of 73 Old 07-27-2012, 12:07 AM
athos76
Registered User
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: El Paso
Posts: 1,558
If NAPA doesn't have it on hand, check if Grainger has it.. I get my Zerex there and it's a few bucks cheaper

2006 I6 6-Speed X, 33" Goodyear Duratrac, 8.8.
athos76 is offline  
post #11 of 73 Old 07-27-2012, 06:53 AM
TheRealKTrain
Registered User
JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,687
Quote:
Originally Posted by flying_bosun View Post
You are too kind. I was going to make a snide remark about Google not working in Houston this morning, but figured I'd withhold.
Houston must have reached its bandwidth limits

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle

Μολὼν λαβέ
TheRealKTrain is offline  
post #12 of 73 Old 07-29-2012, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
Nishbot
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 72
Thanks so much guys!!!

Sorry to make this thread longer, but would you guys recommend a coolant flush? I'm thinking maybe I might do it.
80,000 miles on it, haven't changed the coolant ever.

Also, I was at Advanced Auto Parts, and they're carrying this Prestone 50/50 coolant that claims you can add to "ANY vehicle, ANY color coolant."
Have you guys heard of this coolant? Thoughts?
Nishbot is offline  
post #13 of 73 Old 07-29-2012, 12:32 PM
biffgnar
Moderator
 
biffgnar's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Westchester, NY
Posts: 18,887
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nishbot View Post
Also, I was at Advanced Auto Parts, and they're carrying this Prestone 50/50 coolant that claims you can add to "ANY vehicle, ANY color coolant."
Have you guys heard of this coolant? Thoughts?
Bad idea

Dakar Style Rally Raid in North America: www.sonorarally.com
biffgnar is offline  
post #14 of 73 Old 07-29-2012, 12:51 PM
silver97tj
Registered User
 
silver97tj's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: midwest usa
Posts: 626
Hi all

This is for 98 model year.....

Honestly I have checked the FSM and in the fluid capacity and cooloing section all it says is 2.5 ltr,- 8.9 qts. no mention of type or color? I have always used the green color, never red. it is probably because of the year model I have. Plus I always change the coolant every two years, replace thermostat, cheap insurance................................
Attached Thumbnails
SP32-20120729-134526.jpg   SP32-20120729-134639.jpg  

1998 Blue TJ, 4 Cyl., Auto (30rh), Hardtop with installed Sunroof, mostly stock.
31x10.5x15 Mud Tires, TJ Rubicon springs, Mopar Deep Trans Pan and Cooler
Army Vet and proud of it! Have you served your country?
Support our Troops!! Thank You!!!
silver97tj is offline  
post #15 of 73 Old 07-29-2012, 12:55 PM
biffgnar
Moderator
 
biffgnar's Avatar
2006 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Westchester, NY
Posts: 18,887
Quote:
Originally Posted by silver97tj View Post
Hi all

This is for 98 model year.....

Honestly I have checked the FSM and in the fluid capacity and cooloing section all it says is 2.5 ltr,- 8.9 qts. no mention of type or color? I have always used the green color, never red. it is probably because of the year model I have. Plus I always change the coolant every two years, replace thermostat, cheap insurance................................
Green is fine for you. IIRC the switch to HOAT was 2001,

Dakar Style Rally Raid in North America: www.sonorarally.com
biffgnar is offline  
Reply

Tags
2003 , coolant , jeep , sahara , wrangler

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
2003 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Edition lift and tires Sahara03 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 6 07-07-2012 07:12 PM
2003 wrangler TJ sahara. stereo amp and sub. BadKarma1701 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 3 08-07-2011 11:03 AM
2003 Wrangler Sahara Tires HELP eforst Wrangler General Discussion 0 06-20-2011 01:02 PM
Coolant leak; 95 wrangler sahara jdhammonds YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 1 11-14-2010 09:43 AM
How do I know what gears I have ? 2003 Sahara w 4 sp auto new2this TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 1 03-18-2004 06:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome