Is the water pump worth replacing as general maintenance? I have 83k on my 5.9
I have 126K+ and still running the stock pump.
Not sure what "special coolant" Biscuit is talking about, any 100/150K mileage rated coolant will work as long as it has this label, from Prestone. "Prestone® Extended Life Antifreeze/Coolant is compatible with ANY antifreeze/ coolant – regardless of color – for use in ALL makes and models of cars and light duty trucks. This patented formula provides a high degree of performance durability and carefully balanced protection against temperature extremes and rust corrosion of all cooling system metals, including aluminum."
Now the Dex-Cool is a horse on a different color. If you have a GM that uses Dex-Cool you had better use it and only it!
HOAT/GO-5 as per owners manual.......couldn't find ANY antifreeze/any brand that stated compatible with HOAT coolant. And as I was topping off after water pump replacement......HOAT was what was in engine and what was going back in. Just tough to locate on a Sunday in lower S/W Alabama.
That's a good question Biscuit and I called Prestone's tech line left them a message asking if their anti-freeze is compatible and can be used with a Ram/Cummins truck. Will let you know what I find out.
BTW I would use the blue "Tight" loc-tight on bolts so you can remove the bolt when needed.
Perrysburg Dodgeboy 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab SLT Cummins HO
2005 Keystone Cougar 304 BHS
Chrysler the only one to pay back 100% of their loans from the Government. *The Old Car Company" still owes 1.6 billion. Is that better Chuckles