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Coolant Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by PhdNPrerunners, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Mar 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    PhdNPrerunners

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    My truck currently has 160k miles on it and I am thinking if I need to change my coolant or not. I don't know if it got done when Toyota did the timing belt at 148k miles when the previous owner had it. Here is a pic of the coolant, what do you guys think?

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  2. Mar 19, 2012 at 3:18 PM
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    Do you know if thay did the water pump at the same time? If thay did not. Thay may have not drained your coolent. From the pics, It looks like it needs to be changed. Toyota will tell you to change it when it gets that rusty color. I would change it. Check your hoses also. If your hoses need to be changed, I would change your T-State also. Just my $0.02 :D
     
  3. Mar 19, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    Ya the water pump and timing belt were both done at 148k.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    Maybe it's my monitor that needs adjustment, but that DOESN"t look green to me.. but, St. Patricks day is over, maybe I need to adjust my monitor again.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    Flush your coolant system!
     
  6. Mar 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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    Toyota coolant isn't green, it's red
     
  7. Mar 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    this...

    unless green coolant was put in it...the color is normal besides the sediment and other floaters you see in it.

    If the water pump wasn't done...do it. If it was, just drain and flush your system and refill.
     
  8. Mar 20, 2012 at 7:42 AM
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    x2 flush the system, block and all and refill with toyota long life antifreeze. That should do the trick.
     
  9. Mar 20, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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    Go on line and see if Toyota did change the coolant.

    http://www.toyota.com/owners/web/pages/login?TYPE=33554433&REALMOID=06-a880b4d0-0c1c-103d-8468-844b0b2c0000&GUID=&SMAUTHREASON=0&METHOD=GET&SMAGENTNAME=Sd3ylUkrwdu1FspfAVtp8Ckm7y3ktlvngWzULqFqa3WyipcGAdOdsrdYbimap8mn&TARGET=$SM$https%3a%2f%2fauth2.toyota.com%2fowners%2fapps%2fservice-record-summary.do
     
  10. Mar 20, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    When I had my '99 PreRunner, green coolant was used. "Newer" Toyotas used either the pink or red coolant.
     
  11. Mar 20, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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    My 99 taco came with red. Red is better
     
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