08 Jeep AF question

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I always bought and used good old fashioned green Anti-Freeze. The 08 3.7L Liberty calls for (HOAT?) A/F it is filled with orange anti-freeze. While at AAP I saw Prestone Dex-Cool which is what they told me to use at AAP, I see it is GM spec'd. The other choice is a Prestone universal green AF. Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

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Thanks Greaser, impossible to find in the local retail stores. I might have to break down and hit the dealers.
 

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 Originally Posted By: Greaser
I get my G0-5 at Wal-Mart.
I'm going to have to take another look. Did they change the color of that stuff to red? My plan is to only drain off 1 gallon and replace with a gallon of fresh G0-5 AF, since the Jeep is new. I don't want to get into flushing the stuff I'd rather drain and replace 1 gallon a year no flushing. 21 years it worked for my E-150, original radiator, heater core, and water pump. I figure it will work for the Jeep too.
 
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 Originally Posted By: demarpaint
 Originally Posted By: Greaser
I get my G0-5 at Wal-Mart.
I'm going to have to take another look. Did they change the color of that stuff to red? My plan is to only drain off 1 gallon and replace with a gallon of fresh G0-5 AF, since the Jeep is new. I don't want to get into flushing the stuff I'd rather drain and replace 1 gallon a year no flushing. 21 years it worked for my E-150, original radiator, heater core, and water pump. I figure it will work for the Jeep too.
Mopar-branded G-05 is red, and that's what's in your Jeep. It kinda looks orange, but compared to DexCrap its clearly redder. Zerex G-05 and Motorcraft G-05 are both gold (more like a very pale yellow, not the neon yellow like the old Prestone). They're all 3 exactly the same apart from the color though, so you can mix red Mopar G-05 with gold Zerex G-05. Zerex G-05 concentrate comes in a gold jug- you can't miss it. Pep Boys carries it, as do a number of other parts stores. NAPA is hit and miss- some stock it, some don't. My local CarQuests all have it, but most WalMarts don't seem to. Prestone's [censored] "all makes" stuff seems to have better marketing and gets most of the shelf space, but I don't hate any car enough to use it.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Greaser
I get my G0-5 at Wal-Mart.
Must be nice. It requires significant research and persistence to find Zerex G05 here in Kansas. A few local parts stores carry the stuff- but it's not to be found at walmart, autozone, oreillys, or advance. The easiest option is the John Deere dealer, but it's kinda expensive there.
 
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