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2020 Tacoma Coolant

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mmutk, Dec 16, 2020.

  1. Dec 16, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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    mmutk

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    I have a 2020 Tacoma with a little over 6,000 miles. I got under the hood today and noticed that my coolant is nearly 2/3 gone. I just had a 5,000 mile service where I would assume it was refilled.

    The truck runs fine, no issues with temps or anything else. Should I be concerned I saw no evidence of a leak. It was not running and it is 30 degrees outside. It wasn't down to the LOW mark but it wasn't far off.

    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 16, 2020 at 2:09 PM
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    It's a low and full, but it fluctuates. I never want the coolant near full because of expansion when its warm. I personally like 2/3rds.

    You're right it should be higher, but its not dire.
     
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    Mine tends to stay right at half or so in the overflow, maybe a little more, and the radiator is full every time I’ve ever checked it.

    I’m the only one doing maintenance and owned it for 2 years and I have never added coolant.

    As long as you’re not seeing leaks on the driveway (it’s red so it should be easy to spot), you are likely fine. Add a little if it makes you feel better but as someone else said, leave some expansion room in the tank.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2020 at 3:01 PM
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    Only aesthetic mods so far Leer 180 cap & Clazzio covers on order.
    Read your owner's manual before panicking.
     
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    Clearwater Bill

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    Actually the plastic underhood canister (expansion tank is another name) is what you are seeing low.

    If your coolant in the system were 2/3 gone you'd be having a hot time in the old town tonight.
     
  7. Dec 16, 2020 at 3:14 PM
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    Check it at operating temp. If it's 30* out, it will show low if engine is cold.
     
  8. Dec 20, 2020 at 9:00 AM
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    thanks I added some to make myself feel better, but I'm not panicking
     

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