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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TACOGUY23, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Mar 26, 2019 at 4:15 AM
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    TACOGUY23

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    90,000 miles and time to flush i think. which coolant works best and from where. i see the red/pink type talk a lot.can some one break this down for me
     
  2. Mar 26, 2019 at 5:09 AM
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    Red - change every 50K
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    From around 2004 on - Toyota has indicated Pink or SLLC(super long life coolant) is what you want.

    You'll hear about the Valvoline equivalent at Walmart and Zerex has one as well.

    Pick a card.
     
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  3. Mar 26, 2019 at 5:44 AM
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    yeah... i have pink now.so valvoline equal is fine?
     
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  4. Mar 26, 2019 at 7:11 AM
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    So are red and pink basically the same except pink is "extra long life" and red isn't? IOW ......red wont hurt anything, right?

    Yes I'm asking after the fact, I admit it :) . I'm wondering if I need to flush it again and put in the pink, sooner than later...or if I can just go with every 50,000 as suggested above and be good to go.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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    Auto zone sells an equal to the red/pink. Google it
     
  6. Mar 26, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    Toyota Super Long Life Coolant (PINK / #00272SLLC2) is chemically different from Toyota Long Life Coolant (RED / 002721LLAC).

     
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  7. Mar 26, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    this is what i was going to use
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  8. Mar 26, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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    I appreciate the information. Honestly it's kind of overwhelming lol, but I guess I'll flush it again with pink as soon as I get a chance, if that's what they recommend. I used what I would call "normal" red coolant, not necessarily for Toyota. When I say normal, I mean.....ok, 30 years ago it was basically all green (at least as far as I know), then they came out with the red. Use one of the other, but don't mix it........I used THAT red.

    Anyhow, I'll just redo it...not a huge deal. Thanks guys.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2019 at 12:37 AM
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    Universal anti-freeze (SuperTech, Prestone, Peak, etc...) is fine - no need to pay for overpriced corporate coolant. Just follow the aftermarket manufacturer's directions. Essentially, flush out the OEM coolant and replace with a 50/50 mix of water and universal anti-freeze.

    All my Toyota products, including the Lexus, in my household are running on a 50/50 mix of distilled water and SuperTech anti-freeze. None of the cars have ever had cooling issues - related to the coolant. Recently replaced water pump as preventive maintenance on the Lexus with 215K miles. Water pump shaft bearing had a little bit of play but made no noises nor did the seal leak. The pump itself as well as the engine coolant passages, from what I could see after removing the WP, were clean and rust free. There were no signs of gellation and coolant debris accumulation was minimal from what I've seen in the other cars I've owned in the past.
     
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  10. Mar 27, 2019 at 1:34 AM
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    Here's my take. What are you really saving? When it comes to coolant and transmission fluid always use oem. Why? Because it's not much more in the long run and you have no worry of it doing damage to components. The few bucks you save getting something that's supposedly "universal" or "should" work will not outweigh the cost of a water pump,radiator,heater core etc. Not worth it. Been there done that. The few bucks I saved cost me 500 dollars of damage replacing parts myself only 3 months later.
     
  11. Mar 27, 2019 at 1:43 AM
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    If you follow a reputable manufacturer's recommendation for using their product, you will do no more harm then using OEM. By only using OEM, you become close-minded to improved products and methods. Auto manufacturer's rely on that oversight to increase profits.
     
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  12. Mar 27, 2019 at 1:57 AM
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    Maybe so lol. I used a all makes all models coolant. Prestone to be exact. Ruined my cooling system on a Jeep I use to have. I only saved a few bucks over oem. Wasn't worth it. My close minded way of thinking has got my 06 Honda 180k with zero problems on the cooling system and transmission. I'll stick to what the system was designed around. Not something Vatozone got in yesterday lol.
     
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  13. Mar 27, 2019 at 4:13 AM
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    Hate to say it but I would buy the Toyota mix from the dealer if you have to or wherever you can find it.
     
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    plot twist! called toyota... pink and red are exactly the same....pink is red but diluted....now we can argue this one out.....
     
  16. Mar 27, 2019 at 7:08 AM
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  17. Mar 27, 2019 at 7:08 AM
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    thermostat change too ?
     
  18. Mar 27, 2019 at 7:21 AM
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    no no just a flush...preventative (nothing wrong)
     
  19. Mar 27, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    Curious.....

    when should thermostat be changed out ?

    Our '05 had 160K when I changed it last year

    yes...coolant was o v e r d u e..........:crapstorm:
     
  20. Mar 27, 2019 at 7:37 AM
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    No, it's not. IDGAF what the parts fool tells you. You can simply read the "ingredients" label & it'll tell you they are different. :thumbsup:
     
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