Best antifreeze brand? - Jeep Cherokee Forum
Jeep Cherokee Forum

Go Back   Jeep Cherokee Forum > Technical Discussion > Grand Cherokee Tech
Log In 
Search


Best antifreeze brand?

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-30-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
Member
 
mlyon83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: In the wind
Posts: 196

View mlyon83's Photo Album My Photos
1995 Grand Cherokee
Default Best antifreeze brand?

Which do you prefer as an engine coolant... does it matter?
__________________
The Law of Contracts, in its widest extent, may be regarded as including nearly all the law which regulates the relations of human life. Indeed, it may be looked upon as the basis of human society. All social life presumes it, and rests upon it; for out of contracts express or implied, declared or understood, grow all rights, all duties, all obligations, and all law. Almost the whole procedure of human life implies, or, rather, is, the continual fulfilment of contracts.
mlyon83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join Cherokee Forum

Join CherokeeForum.com Today - It's Totally Free!

Do you love your Jeep? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Jeep Fans to meet online.
Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your jeep, and have a great time with other Jeep Cherokee fans.. Whether your an old timer or just bought your Jeep you'll find that CherokeeForum.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

Join CherokeeForum.com Today! - Click Here JOIN FOR FREE


-->
Old 03-30-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: orrville ohio
Posts: 158

View tinytrax78's Photo Album My Photos
1994 Cherokee
Default

peak is my favorite
__________________
tinytrax78
tinytrax78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 09:46 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 185

View RaiderMike67's Photo Album My Photos
Cherokee
Default

There is a waterless coolant that runs on no pressure in your system. I believe it's called Evans.
RaiderMike67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2011, 09:55 PM   #4
CF Veteran
 
Bustedback's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oroville, CA
Posts: 11,628

View Bustedback's Photo Album My Photos
1995 Grand Cherokee
Default

What ever is on sale. If it gets down to 32 degrees in your area, run a 50/50 mix. If it never gets that cold, then you can run 70% water and 30% coolant. A 70/30 mix will transfer heat faster and let the engine run cooler.
__________________
Steering stabilizers will not cure or cause death wobble, they only mask the real problem that is causing death wobble. Oil pumps do not make pressure, they create flow. Bearing clearence and restrictions make pressure. It's the crank sensor.
Bustedback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 08:12 AM   #5
Member
 
mlyon83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: In the wind
Posts: 196

View mlyon83's Photo Album My Photos
1995 Grand Cherokee
Default

50/50 it is.
__________________
The Law of Contracts, in its widest extent, may be regarded as including nearly all the law which regulates the relations of human life. Indeed, it may be looked upon as the basis of human society. All social life presumes it, and rests upon it; for out of contracts express or implied, declared or understood, grow all rights, all duties, all obligations, and all law. Almost the whole procedure of human life implies, or, rather, is, the continual fulfilment of contracts.
mlyon83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2011, 09:32 AM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 10

View motorking's Photo Album My Photos
Cherokee
Cool antifreeze/coolant

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlyon83 View Post
Which do you prefer as an engine coolant... does it matter?
Hello, I am the technical manager at Prestone. It really does matter because all coolant is not created equal. Most of the lower priced coolant in the market is old technology "silicated" coolant. It works fine as long as you flush and refill every two years. The best technology and something that Jeep, Ford and many other automakers have adopted is called OAT or Organic Acid Technology. You will find this in prestone extended life coolant. All antifreeze coolant is 92-97% ethelyne glycol. It is the corrosion inhibitors that make the difference between the good stuff and not so good. Yes it does cost more than the old style coolant but reality is it costs less becuase it is good for 5 years or 150k miles, whichever comes first. If you send me an email to jay.buckley@honeywell.com, I can send you a pdf file that explains this in great detail. It is too big of a file to post here.
motorking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2011, 09:45 AM   #7
Just That Awesome
 
nukinfuts29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hannibal, MO
Posts: 1,673

View nukinfuts29's Photo Album My Photos
1993 Grand Cherokee
Send a message via AIM to nukinfuts29
Default

Whatever is on sale is right. Coolant is one of those things that if it is the right kind for you're car, brand and cost means nothing.
nukinfuts29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2011, 09:49 AM   #8
Member
 
mlyon83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: In the wind
Posts: 196

View mlyon83's Photo Album My Photos
1995 Grand Cherokee
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by motorking View Post
Hello, I am the technical manager at Prestone. It really does matter because all coolant is not created equal. Most of the lower priced coolant in the market is old technology "silicated" coolant. It works fine as long as you flush and refill every two years. The best technology and something that Jeep, Ford and many other automakers have adopted is called OAT or Organic Acid Technology. You will find this in prestone extended life coolant. All antifreeze coolant is 92-97% ethelyne glycol. It is the corrosion inhibitors that make the difference between the good stuff and not so good. Yes it does cost more than the old style coolant but reality is it costs less becuase it is good for 5 years or 150k miles, whichever comes first. If you send me an email to jay.buckley@honeywell.com, I can send you a pdf file that explains this in great detail. It is too big of a file to post here.
I ended up buying 50/50 Preston at Walmart.
__________________
The Law of Contracts, in its widest extent, may be regarded as including nearly all the law which regulates the relations of human life. Indeed, it may be looked upon as the basis of human society. All social life presumes it, and rests upon it; for out of contracts express or implied, declared or understood, grow all rights, all duties, all obligations, and all law. Almost the whole procedure of human life implies, or, rather, is, the continual fulfilment of contracts.
mlyon83 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Jeep Cherokee Forum > Technical Discussion > Grand Cherokee Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:51 AM.


This site is in no way affiliated with Jeep or Chrysler.

Emails Backup