Mopar Fluids in the UK, Changes!

Mopar Fluids in the UK, Changes!

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fatboy18

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15,174 posts

141 months

Friday 9th October 2015
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Seems now after contacting my local Chrysler Jeep Dealer that Genuine Mopar fluids are no longer available!

turns out all fluids now come from Petrolis and they have a conversion chart from Chrysler!

Example Red Antifreeze mopar part number 05103532EB (Red) is available but is now called Aros Farm Fluid and comes in gallon containers.

Same with Diff oils and additives, chrysler UK now just cross reference numbers and supply Petrolis fluids.

So you no longer get a Bottle with a blue white official Mopar logo on it!.


Switching my fluids now to AMSOIL.

ViperDave

4,339 posts

183 months

Friday 9th October 2015
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yep been like that for a year or so now, all to do with FIAT ownership and as far as fluids are concerned do your own research as the x-ref chart is not always correct, For power steering fluid there was a general change (before fiat) for DCX vehicles that used the clear fluid to switch over to the red ATF/PS fluid, However a small range of vipers were specifically left out of the change and remained on the clear fluid, Fiat's X-Ref chart didn't reflect this and just put all cars on red ATF. I managed to secure the last dusty bottle of the clear mopar fluid from the back of a shelf in guildford, but anything in the future will likely be slik50 or load up the suitcase.

fatboy18

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15,174 posts

141 months

Friday 9th October 2015
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Just ordered Amsoil fluids for the trans and rear diff

75-140 for the rear diff
http://www.performanceoilsltd.co.uk/amsoil_gear_75...
No modifier required.
75-90 GL4 for the transmission
http://www.performanceoilsltd.co.uk/amsoil_transmi...


and Arrow Recommend 15w50 Mobil 1, fully synthetic for the 91 Viper, so got that too smile


What about Antifreeze? Trip to Halfrads Red or Green?

sonicbloo

506 posts

80 months

Friday 9th October 2015
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I've just ordered some of the diff oil additive from the local Jeep dealer. I gave the Mopar part number so I'll see what turns up in a few weeks. They said when they order fluids they have to wait until they have enough for a full consignment.

I'm in no rush, just gathering everything for a winter service.

Ginja

1,010 posts

131 months

Saturday 10th October 2015
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fatboy18 said:
Just ordered Amsoil fluids for the trans and rear diff

75-140 for the rear diff
http://www.performanceoilsltd.co.uk/amsoil_gear_75...
No modifier required.
75-90 GL4 for the transmission
http://www.performanceoilsltd.co.uk/amsoil_transmi...


and Arrow Recommend 15w50 Mobil 1, fully synthetic for the 91 Viper, so got that too smile


What about Antifreeze? Trip to Halfrads Red or Green?
I've put those diff oils in my truck - very highly rated. You can buy Mopar ATF on eBay, £60 a tub. Also for the truck coolant I found Comma made the most appropriate replacement, you can view their range on their website.
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fatboy18

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15,174 posts

141 months

Saturday 10th October 2015
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Ginja said:
fatboy18 said:
Just ordered Amsoil fluids for the trans and rear diff

75-140 for the rear diff
http://www.performanceoilsltd.co.uk/amsoil_gear_75...
No modifier required.
75-90 GL4 for the transmission
http://www.performanceoilsltd.co.uk/amsoil_transmi...


and Arrow Recommend 15w50 Mobil 1, fully synthetic for the 91 Viper, so got that too smile


What about Antifreeze? Trip to Halfrads Red or Green?
I've put those diff oils in my truck - very highly rated. You can buy Mopar ATF on eBay, £60 a tub. Also for the truck coolant I found Comma made the most appropriate replacement, you can view their range on their website.
Cheers Ginja, I will take a look smile

fatboy18

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15,174 posts

141 months

Saturday 10th October 2015
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sonicbloo said:
I've just ordered some of the diff oil additive from the local Jeep dealer. I gave the Mopar part number so I'll see what turns up in a few weeks. They said when they order fluids they have to wait until they have enough for a full consignment.

I'm in no rush, just gathering everything for a winter service.
If they are talking about a "consignment" That sounds like they may be importing from USA. I think the USA Still has the Mopar fluids its just Chrysler Europe that is now different. wink
Chrysler Europe can not search Vin numbers either on Dodge Cars, it seems now they can only cross ref part numbers.

ViperDave

4,339 posts

183 months

Saturday 10th October 2015
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For coolant I've used comma GO48 in the gen2 when i haven't been able to get the moper in the past, it isn't the florescent green of the mopar but rather a blueish green. There is a thread over on the VOA about coolant at the moment with input from My98TR10 in Germany (i expect some of you europhiles know him but I'm not sure from the handle) who says the Ford Motorcraft Premium Antifreeze/Coolant meets the Chrysler three year spec and is the florescent color.

For the Gen4 i have used the comma GO5 which is yellow but meets the relevant Chrysler spec for the Gen4.

As for the oil spec, what were Arrow recommending 15w50 in regards of usage, were they expecting that they built a race engine so it would be used for racing and as such specified 15w50 which is often recommended for heavy track and race use where higher engine temps fewer cold starts and careful warm up are the norm. rather than tootling down the shops with fire her up and go and barely getting the oil warm and therefore knackering the engine again. I'd be inclined to check with arrow if that recommendation holds for street use if that is where the car will be used.

Edited by ViperDave on Saturday 10th October 12:51

fatboy18

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15,174 posts

141 months

Sunday 11th October 2015
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ViperDave said:
As for the oil spec, what were Arrow recommending 15w50 in regards of usage, were they expecting that they built a race engine so it would be used for racing and as such specified 15w50 which is often recommended for heavy track and race use where higher engine temps fewer cold starts and careful warm up are the norm. rather than tootling down the shops with fire her up and go and barely getting the oil warm and therefore knackering the engine again. I'd be inclined to check with arrow if that recommendation holds for street use if that is where the car will be used.
Exactly wink


Edited by fatboy18 on Sunday 11th October 00:45

fatboy18

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141 months

Monday 19th October 2015
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For the record:
Ordered Amsoil from this company
www.performanceoilsltd.co.uk only to get no shipping date and then after contacting paypal got my monies back! (they are still trading but are a small importer), communication was not good!
So if you do use them check its in stock first before paying monies wink

I have now ordered Antifreeze from a German Company called www.ato24.de, As you expect with Germany, very efficient and great service using DHL and Parcelforce.

Got the Antifreeze today, bought this http://www.ato24.de/motorcraft-antifreeze-premium-... its the bright green stuff (exactly the same as the 3yr Original American Mopar fluid)
This is an American imported brand (not Ford Europe).

and have also ordered the Amsoil from them (which is in stock in Germany)








Edited by fatboy18 on Tuesday 20th October 08:27

Dr-Bob

6,615 posts

190 months

Tuesday 20th October 2015
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I Believe USAutomotive carry that range of antifreeze and they carry most Penzoils now as well.

They also stock the 10-30 Mobil 1

Speak To Pete Stafford


Baz

fatboy18

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15,174 posts

141 months

Tuesday 20th October 2015
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All the other fluids turned up today bounce Great service from Ato24 thumbup

Metrosexual

85 posts

58 months

Wednesday 9th December 2015
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I have been sold this today from our local Chrysler dealer..........




No mention of HOAT, it's blue and a picture of a tractor on the front!

Chassis number and part number for Mopar fluid given, return for refund or fill her up and trust them??

fatboy18

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15,174 posts

141 months

Wednesday 9th December 2015
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I would not use it, What year car are you putting it in?

Metrosexual

85 posts

58 months

Thursday 10th December 2015
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It's a 2005 viper engined SRT10 Ram.

I'm not going to use it!

Ginja

1,010 posts

131 months

Thursday 10th December 2015
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Comma G05 is HOAT - although its hard to find that information as Comma don't exactly publicise what their products do very well. I'm not recommending it btw, just an observation, last time I changed mine I was able to find Mopar fluids.

ViperDave

4,339 posts

183 months

Thursday 10th December 2015
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Yep Comma G05 meets the mopar spec and is marked as such, (Chrysler MS-9769) which is correct for gen 4 engines and i think is the same for gen 3, this spec is the 5 year red HOAT coolant, the down side to G05 is its yellow, so may not be to everyone's taste, maybe add some food colour


Edited by ViperDave on Thursday 10th December 14:42

Metrosexual

85 posts

58 months

Thursday 10th December 2015
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I've done what I should have done originally and called US Automotive.

The proper Mopar ready mixed fluid for £25 less than the tractor fluid above! Not in stock but available in a couple of weeks which is fine for me.

Also if anyone is thinking about fitting a k&n oil filter (with the easy removal nut welded on the base) to their engine don't!

Hence my recent interest in only using the correct factory spec bits.....

Dr-Bob

6,615 posts

190 months

Thursday 10th December 2015
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One more to Dr B..........

Hope Pete looked after you

Metrosexual

85 posts

58 months

Friday 18th December 2015
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USAutomotive arrived within a week.......no tractors on the packaging so all good so far.....!

Parts bloke at Chrysler dealer still insists the tractor Farmflu is correct for these engines though but did reluctantly refund.