Which Engine Coolant for 1999 Chrysler T&C ?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by IPavlov, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. IPavlov

    IPavlov Guest


    I need to add some engine coolant to 1999 T&C - the level
    is below minimum mark.
    Chrysler recommends ethylene-glycol based coolant, but they
    also warn not to mix brands since various other additives,
    anti-corrosion etc. might not mix well.
    The problem is I don't know which brand they originally
    put there.

    Should I just ask the dealer and buy coolant from them?
    Or maybe somebody on this NG knows what engine coolant
    is used with Chrysler T&C Limited, 3.8L engine?

    I apologize if it is a newbie question - I am newbie as
    far as car maintenance is concerned.

    IPavlov, Jan 2, 2005
  2. You need G-O5 type coolant. You can either buy it from the dealer or from
    the parts store. Make sure the bottle says "G-O5" on it.

    Daniel J. Stern, Jan 2, 2005
  3. IPavlov

    IPavlov Guest

    Thank you.
    IPavlov, Jan 3, 2005
  4. IPavlov

    jdoe Guest

    It uses STANDARD AF. Plain old ethylene glycol. You could use Prestone's
    "big yellow" but otherwise nothing special
    jdoe, Jan 3, 2005
  5. IPavlov

    IPavlov Guest

    I agree that it would be fine to add if the level is too low. Should it be
    50% ethylene glycol solution?
    But when cooling system is filled or coolant is replaced, do they use
    ethylene glycol with anti-corrosion additives?

    Thanks for your help.
    IPavlov, Jan 4, 2005
  6. You're missing the point. All coolants can accurately be described as
    "ethylene glycol with anticorrosion additives" (except for the "low
    toxicity" types, which are propylene glycol with anticorrosion additives).
    The difference among all the different kinds of coolant is the type of
    anticorrosion chemistry. Some of these different chemistries are
    compatible with one another -- some are not.

    Daniel J. Stern, Jan 4, 2005
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