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[My dad was chief engineer on merchant marine ships and he always cautioned me about using distilled water as he claimed it would eat metal as distilled water is looking for positive ions or something like that!]

I think he may have been confused about the difference between distilled water and de-ionized water. Coming from the car-wash industry where we use a lot of de-ionized or "spot-free" water, I know that it is a "hungry for metal" liquid. We had to use stainless or plastic plumbing in those systems, brass or iron would get eaten up pretty fast.
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[My dad was chief engineer on merchant marine ships and he always cautioned me about using distilled water as he claimed it would eat metal as distilled water is looking for positive ions or something like that!]

I think he may have been confused about the difference between distilled water and de-ionized water. Coming from the car-wash industry where we use a lot of de-ionized or "spot-free" water, I know that it is a "hungry for metal" liquid. We had to use stainless or plastic plumbing in those systems, brass or iron would get eaten up pretty fast.
Thanks katswuy, Your comment caused me to search and I learned something.

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RockAuto.com.... they have the coolant from Mopar either diluted or in concentrate. But by the time you add shipping it may not be any cheaper than the dealer. Personally I would just get some at the dealer. It is expensive when compared to HOAT or the regular green antifreeze. But it has came down in price versus when they first started using it.

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What Eric said, get the good stuff at the dealer.
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