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2.7 L engine block coolant drain pics

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by ontarioyota, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Mar 7, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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    ontarioyota

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    Did a coolant change today and found the block drain plug/valve....attached a tube to it and it worked great!
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    Found it between AC compressor and oil filter...right above engine mount....higher up on the block then you would think


    Pic of actual plug removed(no need to take out all the way to drain)
    seemed like brass...10 mil head
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  2. Dec 4, 2012 at 4:09 PM
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    have an 06 taco/4cyl,apprs to have the pink antifreeze,do i have to stay with the same?is there a plug on the 4?
     
  3. Dec 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    If you are asking about the 4L, there are 2 plugs. It has one on both sides of the block. I put regular red toyota antifreeze back in my truck at the 60k mark when I changed my fluids. I know the manual states to only use the super long life, but the red is not hurting mine any. I also replace mine every 30k after switching to the red because I like to have new fluids from time to time. Just don't mix the Super long life with water if that is what you put back in.
     
  4. Dec 6, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    yes its the 4,2008taco,has 130km(cdn)dealer sez chng @ 100km,just bought truck used,guy b4 chngd diff oil 1time,tranny 0x,rad 0x,reg oil chgs,i want to do all the rest asap,thats why wondered about plug.do you still flush out with hose?factory antifrze is about 18per gal,,will go that route.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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    was using these plugs easier/better than rad plug?did you need 2 gals to refill?
     
  6. Jan 5, 2013 at 1:24 AM
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    I'm about to drain/refill my 2.7 tomorrow. Haynes manual lists the capacity at 8.8 quarts; a bit less than 2.5 gallons. I bought coolant from the dealer today and only ended up getting one gallon to mix with a gallon of distilled water. Toyota parts guy said he has never seen it take more than 2 gallons to refill and I forgot to check the manual for capacity before I purchased. I hope the parts guy is right because the coolant was around $32 for a gallon. I'd hate to have to buy another gall and only use like .2 gallons of it, leaving me with coolant sitting around for nothing...
     
  7. Jan 6, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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    on a related note,has anyone mixed aftermarket fluid with the toyota brand?if rated same would there be problem?
     
  8. Mar 9, 2014 at 6:39 AM
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    Hi, My chilton's manual states drain plugs on the block to drain coolant. Is there only one drain plug? I have a 2010 tacoma 2.7 L reg. cab.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2014 at 11:55 PM
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    No but most will recommend Toyota pink or red.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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    When you pull the radiator plug on the 2.7 you get real close to 1 gal out, when you use the drain on the block you get about another 1/2 gal.

    After draining both you will still have some coolant in the system, which you can do a few cycles of distilled water to flush it out if you choose. Make sure to turn the heat on when flushing to get the old coolant out of the heater core and let the engine come up to temp so the t-stat opens.
     
  11. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:01 AM
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    Yes, only one on the 2.7.
     
  12. Mar 10, 2014 at 6:28 AM
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    I have a 2010 tacoma and a 2009 Manual because if you want a 2010 you can only view it on line and have to renew 25$ every year! What a ripe off! Is there any difference between the two? and who should I pose this question to in this forum or on the net?
     
  13. Mar 10, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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    Not this thread. Lol:p
     
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