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COOLANT

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rbeezy, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Nov 19, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    rbeezy

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    im looking to buy coolant for my dads 07 Tacoma but not willing to spend $25/gallon from the dealership, unless i have to. i did a search & saw that some people mentioned Xerex Asian but no reports of anybody actually using it... Anybody here using Xerex Asian, or should i just spend the extra money and get the Dealership coolant?
     
  2. Nov 19, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    i would stick with toyota coolant
     
  3. Nov 19, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    I went with the Toyota coolant. I got it on sale at my dealer for $20 a gallon. Lasts 100k.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    X2. I also used Toyota coolant.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    Any coolant thats safe for aluminum engines should be fine.
     
  6. Nov 19, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    Why risk it?
     
  7. Nov 19, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    It's a silicate-free phosphate HOAT, the same chemistry as OEM pink. Only comes in premixed though. Premixed coolants are quite the scam IMO
     
  8. Nov 19, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    if its the same, why not?
     
  9. Nov 19, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    I guess in my opinion, I just went bought the Toyota brand because knew there wouldn't be any issues, so I didn't price it out, is it a huge price difference?

    IMO, I would rather do it once and forget about it, than have an unforeseen issue down the road.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    ya the price for dealership coolant is $25 and Zerex is $10. So i just figure if they're essentially the same, i'd go with the $10 Zerex.

    ya i dont want to have to deal with future issues later also. but now im thinking if Zerex is 50/50, id have to buy 2. if i buy full strength from the dealership, i can make 2 gallons out of it. so really it would end up being the same price....
     
  11. Nov 19, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    My dealership coolant came mixed.. So it looks like it is a $30 difference..

    Coolant.jpg
     
  12. Nov 19, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    IMO "long life" coolant is over rated...rust, scaling, and other contaminates eventually make their way into the system regardless of how long the life of the coolant is. I change mine every 30k with standard Prestone.
     
  13. Nov 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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  14. Nov 20, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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