Originally Posted by ssei1995
Dodge uses a similar Dexcool coolant. Took the Caravan to have the oil changed; they topped off all the fluids. Although the reservoir had a giant warning label to not add regular coolant, they did. It also created a mess and the coolant turned into sort of mud. The van started to overheat and it cracked a cylinder head with only 6,000 miles in the odometer. It was a big event to make the shop repair the van until they were legally threaten. They wanted to just replace the head gaskets; I had them replace the whole engine with a new unit at the dealership.
Exactly.... I like the Dex Cool coolant but its sooo important that its kept full at all times, as well as not mixed with a noncompatible coolant, it just creates a mess...
And I agree... At 6000 miles I would have been demanding a new engine too... I guess us car guys don't have those issues as we know not to mix certain coolants, and we understand what can result if the two are mixed or the system is run low... No one should ever let the system run low in the first place...
Glad you got them to fix it tho..
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