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 SOLD and looking.