New radiator cap

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  1. Littlered

    Littlered New Member

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    Three week ago I replace the radiator cap on my 02 jeep liberty, which lead to a few problems with coolant system, replace the cap cause a patch on coolant tank to blow out (around hose on top) which intern cause antifreeze to flow on to #4 & 6 plugs ( coil pack) cause it to misfire n run like crap, pull coil pack and plugs, and found silicone around the base of coil, figure since I had it apart I my as well put new plugs in, after pulling all six of the plugs I found I had 4 out 6 different type pugs replace them with the NGK (ZFR6F-11G) and New O-rings on coil packs. Install the new coolant tank and may sure all was good, but as I was filling the tank, started it up and the top hose blew off, (platic tank inlet brook off)now New radiiator n hoses and t-stat ( awaiting for them to arrive) so I went from $6.00 to $300.00 repair because of the owner before never took time to do maintence on it, my question out of all this is can I use Peak long life antifreeze 50/50mixed in it since it almost bone dry now?????
     
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    i don't think peak makes HOAT.
    you need HOAT coolant. Zerex G-05 is one example.

    If you dont know what was in previously either, i would suggest flushing the system.
     
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    Littlered New Member

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    It's pretty much all out now
     
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    tommudd Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Yes ONLY use Hoat which PEAK is not
     
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    Dave Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Yeah, HOAT ONLY as said or you will trash the engine. NAPA has it for sure if there's one near you.


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    unless you can get to the plugs, I'm not sure that you can fully remove any old coolant.
     
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    The plugs are Allen head plugs, there are located around the middle frost plug on each side of the engine. Just a FYI you need to move the starter out of the way to get to the drivers side drain plug.
     
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    Just thought I update you , got all put back togther, I believe who ever had the Jeep before me ran what ever in it, reason I say this is because inside the hoses an t-stat housing was a white thick power, got it all together with all New coolant , hoses , t-stat and recovery tank and New plugs, runs better then before
     
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    Glad to hear you got your problem fixed!
     
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    Why the HECK on the coolant tank did they not stamp HOAT Coolant Only, or even on the cap!
    :icon_idea:A large sticker visible around coolant tank may prevent the wrong coolant from being added.
     
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    Judging by how often the wrong coolant is put in these things I think the whole underhood insulation pad should have it in giant bold letters..
     
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    Dave Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Yeah, but it is mostly the false advertising where it says "mixes with everything" on the jugs of Prestone stuff. People are mis-led into using that stuff and it trashes your cooling system, gaskets, etc. Many Fords and Jeeps use HOAT only.


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    LibertyTC Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Yup ..X2 ^^
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    Maybe I could make some $ selling stickers! :gr_grin:
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    GunnerSchenck Full Access Member

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    LOL yes exactly!!!!
     
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    Dave Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    ^^^we got HOAT STICKER PORN...........LOL


    Dave