What coolant type to use

Tiny
NATHAN5434
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  • 2008 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 3.3L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
What coolant do I use? What color? Can I use any or specific HOAT whatever that means?
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Monday, March 30th, 2020 AT 3:53 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

Here are the engine coolant requirements that the vehicle came with. This info indicates the original type of coolant used by Chrysler and quantity used from empty. If you take the original part type to a parts store, they will get it for you. I will also tell you there are universal types that work with the newer vehicles. Now, the original coolant your vehicle came with should be yellow in color. HOAT stands for hybrid organic additive technology. Again, they now make a universal

The one that we use on our shop is a basic GO-5 universal coolant which can be used in conjunction with the original coolant in your car. I attached a pic below to show you what it is and the pic includes a general description.

2008 Dodge or Ram Truck Grand Caravan V6-3.3L
Fluid Types and Capacities
Vehicle Engine, Cooling and Exhaust Cooling System Coolant Specifications Fluid Types and Capacities
FLUID TYPES AND CAPACITIES
Fluid Types

COOLANT TYPE

Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology)

Capacities

Coolant Capacity. 13.4 quarts (12.6 liters)

NOTE: Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.

IMPORTANT: Add 2.9 quarts (2.8 liters) if equipped with rear heater.

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I hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe
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Monday, March 30th, 2020 AT 4:41 AM
Tiny
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Okay, perfect. Thank you very much for your help.
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Monday, March 30th, 2020 AT 4:44 AM
Tiny
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Happy to help. Let me know if you need help with anything.

Take care,
Joe
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Monday, March 30th, 2020 AT 7:26 PM

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