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Thread: Anyone Here Know A Lot About Cars And Maintenance?

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    i have a new car, well its not that new year 2001 but i will be changing my coolant/antifreeze myself. the thing is my manual says i need a glycol/ethynol based solution with a MOAT additive. i cant find any with this additive at a auto store and if i take it to the dealer they want to charge me out the butt for this svc. would it hurt any to use just regular coolant solution?
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    What kind of car?

    Do you know if it has an aluminum or cast iron engine block/head?

    I'd be hard put to believe there is anything peculiar about the antifreeze; if what is currently in your car is "green" or "orange/pink" in color generally determines it's formulation-you should be able to tell the guy (or girl) at your parts store which color, and receive the correct stuff, I think.
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    I've never heard of MOAT.

    I'm guessing it's an acronym.... but of what?

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    its a pt cruiser, and i dont really know what the engine block is made of but i think i'll call the parts store to check
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    I&#39;m guessing it&#39;s an acronym.... but of what?

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    Multispecific Organic Anion Transporter.

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    I think MOAT is HOAT, actually-stands for "something" organic acid "something" if I remember correctly.

    I found this for you-it is 2002 spec, but still applies:

    The orange coolant is called by the generic name &#39;Dex-Cool&#39;. Even though that&#39;s a GM trade name, everyone uses it. Any brand of Dex-Cool will work. I use the Halvoline brand @ &#036;6.79 / gallon.

    The green coolant must not be mixed with the orange or magenta coolants. When replacing coolant a complete system flush must be performed before using the replacement coolant.


    Caution - Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant, 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula (MS-9769) may not be mixed with any other type of antifreeze. Doing so will reduce the corrosion protection and may result in premature water pump seal failure. If non-HOAT coolant is introduced into the cooling system in an emergency, it should be replaced with the specified coolant as soon as possible.


    Source - 2002 PT Cruiser Service Manual
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    Hope it helps.
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    Originally posted by lynx@1 October 2003 - 12:02
    Multispecific Organic Anion Transporter.

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    You forgot to say "Bort&#33; Bort&#33; Bort&#33;"
    • I don&#39;t understand what that means either.

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