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Old 07-08-2010, 12:33 PM   #1
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Peak antifreeze & coolant - newbie question about adding coolant

hi guys,

can i use this type of coolant? i have a 99 wrangler, this stuff says it's good for chryslers pre-2000

does it need to be mixed with water? the instructions arent very clear.

it does say that the ingredients are:

ethylene glycol (107-21-1) diethylene glycol (111-46-6) dipotassium phosphate (7758-11-4) water (7732-18-5) and corrosion inhibitors.

and if it does need to be mixed, it looks like i only need about 2 qrts to top off the resevoir tank, so how can i mix it up??

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Most coolants need to be mixed 50:50 with distilled water. And if it does require mixing with water, make sure to ONLY mix it with distilled water and not tap water which will cause hard water deposits to build up and eventually start clogging the radiator. Do you have a link to the exact product you are asking about?

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Most coolants need to be mixed 50:50 with distilled water. And if it does require mixing with water, make sure to ONLY mix it with distilled water and not tap water which will cause hard water deposits to build up and eventually start clogging the radiator. Do you have a link to the exact product you are asking about?
thanks for replying Jerry. here's a link ...

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That'll certainly work. So far as whether to mix it or not, if there are any water/coolant ratio instructions on the back of the container, that is a pretty good indication it needs to be mixed 50:50 with distilled water. You can pick up a gallon of distilled water at your local grocery store, it is used for irons to keep mineral deposits from building up.

So if that container doesn't say "Pre-Mixed" or words to that effect, I'd go ahead and mix it with distilled water.
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From the Peak site:
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B. Can I mix ordinary tap water with antifreeze?
Yes, tap water is commonly used for mixing with antifreeze, however, deionized water or distilled water is preferred. Do not use water softened with salts to mix with antifreeze.
Deionozed water is demineralized water such as sold for drinking. I use that in my vehicles. If your antifreeze is green, then it's likely a two year type, might want to consider changing it to a long life, 5 year type.
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