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Coolant Pink?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by W1JCW, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Apr 8, 2019 at 1:11 PM
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    W1JCW

    W1JCW [OP] 2016 TRD Sport 4x4

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    What is this stuff?

    Can I just use regular green stuff ?

    Is this something special from the dealer only>

    Where can I purchase some if I have to use this?
     
  2. Apr 8, 2019 at 1:13 PM
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  3. Apr 8, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    From the dealer and yes it is different from the green
     
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  4. Apr 8, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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    BillsSR5 Looking out for #1

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    The red stuff serves the same purpose as the green stuff, it’s just a different type and Toyota and Lexus products both use it and recommend it. Therefore I suggest you do as well, just don’t mix it.
    Red stuff isn’t hard to find, generics are on the shelf in the autopart store/ wallymart next to the green stuff. Toyota brand can be gotten on Amazons and the like for not much more though.
     
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  7. Apr 8, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    Do not mix, otherwise yeah you can get the right kind at a lot of different stores, check your manual, match fluids, always.
     
  8. Oct 14, 2019 at 2:27 PM
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    This stuff must walk on water, the cheapest price concentrate is this deal:

    Wow!! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U1OOOE...colid=72LDOMCI05P2&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Where do these companies get off selling diluted? Growing up they didn't sell that junk. Think about the guy who throught of that, probably CEO now. Hey let's dilute the AF and act as if we are doing the consumer a favor but we give them half as much product then charge more!!

    Wild E Coyote super genius!!
     
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  9. Oct 14, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco I have become comfortably numb

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    Valoline Zerex pink premix. Nearly identical to SLLC. Available at Wal-Mart. $13 a gallon

    Silicate free P-HOAT formula

    20190727_173904.jpg
     
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    Where you getting deionized water?
     
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    my left tire has only 34 lbs. of air,, how many lbs. do i put in , if i want to have 36 lbs. of air,, humm..
     
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    Mixing different coolant chemistries will not work out well.
     
  16. Oct 14, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco I have become comfortably numb

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    Toyota specs a silicate free P-HOAT formula. Stick with that and you're good. Ultimately the color is not important. The Zerex is available in pink for Toyota and blue for Honda. Having the color match is really for aesthetics. You don't get any weird color mixing. But that doesn't hurt anything if it does.

    I really like the stuff. Been using it for years in all manner of Toyotas in my own and extended family's vehicles.

    So easy to use. No mixing to worry about. 100% compatible with SLLC. It's available on the shelf at Wal-Mart and half the cost of SLLC.

    There are no cons :notsure:
     
  17. Oct 14, 2019 at 7:11 PM
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    Coolant...
     
  18. Oct 14, 2019 at 7:12 PM
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    I didn't say anything about color or dyes, just chemistry.
     
  19. Oct 14, 2019 at 7:13 PM
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    Tacoma816

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    Green is more of a tangy flavor, whereas the red is more bold and spicy. Individual preference, really, I like to mix the two.
     
  20. Oct 14, 2019 at 7:16 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco I have become comfortably numb

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