Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Technical Chat

Notices

Strawberry Milkshakes

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-08-2013, 06:45 AM   #1
Gregman [OP] Gregman is offline
Senior Member
Gregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Gregman's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2010, #29166
Location: Freddy Beach, NB
Gender: Male
Posts: 475
Gregman's Tacoma Gallery
Strawberry Milkshakes

Anyone know if the 2nd gen Tacomas are potentially subject to the strawberry milkshake syndrome where the transmission oil and coolant mix in the radiator due to transmission cooler leaks? My brother had an older 4-Runner that had this happen and it toasted his clutch and was a PITA expensive repair. Just wondering if I should be thinking about replacing the radiator at some point as a preventative measure. I have no reason to suspect anything is wrong with my radiatior but from what I understand, by the time you realize what happened its too late for an easy fix.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 07:27 AM   #2
AKA ::1
127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
127.0.0.1's Avatar
Air Force: 12th TIS
Joined: Dec 2012, #93641
Location: /etc/hosts
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,068
127.0.0.1's Tacoma Gallery
I had this happen to my 4runner but I have not seen any reports
on 2nd gen tacomas

My Tacoma has an external tranny cooler, I am not sure if they all do or what...
---

I learned this tidbit though...

as a general rule for any vehicle make or model:

if tranny cooler is inside radiator, replace radiator at 10 years by default, leak or no leak.

since radiators are cheap (100-300 bucks) and easy to replace in your driveway, vs thousands of dollars of
possible repairs...it is worth it.

I held off, nuked the tranny, had to have it gutted and fixed. runs sweet
now but took almost 2 grand out of me...and this is after I did the 50 quart flush
and limped along for 10,000 miles after the milkshake...it finally shat the bed, it
is inevitable. those who get past the milkshake by flushing alone are on borrowed time.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 07:55 AM   #3
Gregman [OP] Gregman is offline
Senior Member
Gregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shedGregman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Gregman's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2010, #29166
Location: Freddy Beach, NB
Gender: Male
Posts: 475
Gregman's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
I had this happen to my 4runner but I have not seen any reports
on 2nd gen tacomas

My Tacoma has an external tranny cooler, I am not sure if they all do or what...
---

I learned this tidbit though...

as a general rule for any vehicle make or model:

if tranny cooler is inside radiator, replace radiator at 10 years by default, leak or no leak.

since radiators are cheap (100-300 bucks) and easy to replace in your driveway, vs thousands of dollars of
possible repairs...it is worth it.

I held off, nuked the tranny, had to have it gutted and fixed. runs sweet
now but took almost 2 grand out of me...and this is after I did the 50 quart flush
and limped along for 10,000 miles after the milkshake...it finally shat the bed, it
is inevitable. those who get past the milkshake by flushing alone are on borrowed time.
Well that's what I heard about the borrowed time. The water based coolant breaks down the adhesive that holds the friction material to the clutch plate and eventually it will let go. Once the milkshake happens its too late to stop the dammage.

I need to have a closer look at where my transmission cooler is.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 11:41 AM   #4
It burns when I pee....
ABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ABA180's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Oct 2012, #88520
Location: East Bridgewater MA
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,491
ABA180's Tacoma Gallery
For those who installed an external, you would just use that one and plug the one on the radiator?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
Senior Member
coffeesnob is one of the sharper tools in the shedcoffeesnob is one of the sharper tools in the shedcoffeesnob is one of the sharper tools in the shedcoffeesnob is one of the sharper tools in the shedcoffeesnob is one of the sharper tools in the shedcoffeesnob is one of the sharper tools in the shedcoffeesnob is one of the sharper tools in the shedcoffeesnob is one of the sharper tools in the shedcoffeesnob is one of the sharper tools in the shedcoffeesnob is one of the sharper tools in the shedcoffeesnob is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
coffeesnob's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2010, #30892
Location: VA
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,216
coffeesnob's Tacoma Gallery
Sometimes the more I read on these forums the more I have to worry about something going bad.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 02:54 PM   #6
AKA ::1
127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed127.0.0.1 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
127.0.0.1's Avatar
Air Force: 12th TIS
Joined: Dec 2012, #93641
Location: /etc/hosts
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,068
127.0.0.1's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by ABA180 View Post
For those who installed an external, you would just use that one and plug the one on the radiator?
yup...then if it leaks it just costs $$ vs $$$$
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 03:37 PM   #7
It burns when I pee....
ABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shedABA180 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
ABA180's Avatar
Name: Chris
Joined: Oct 2012, #88520
Location: East Bridgewater MA
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,491
ABA180's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
yup...then if it leaks it just costs $$ vs $$$$
I guessed as much, worst case (hopefully) you fix the leak up to replacing a $60 trans cooler versus a trans.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Strawberry cobbler oldtacomaguy Food Talk 12 06-10-2010 12:49 PM
Strawberry Limeade @ Sonic's jdkeller Off-Topic Discussion 34 03-09-2010 06:57 PM
Big Boy's Strawberry Pie neontrail Food Talk 3 10-08-2008 02:32 PM
awesome milkshakes!!!!! tacomaman06 Food Talk 46 10-07-2008 07:21 AM
strawberry Pancakes kris77 Food Talk 0 08-25-2008 04:11 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.