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Coolant

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pster, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Feb 24, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    Pster

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    Do I have to go to a Toyota Dealer to get coolant for my V6 Taco? I have read threads on TacomaWorld about how important it is to add the right type of coolant. My reservoir is below LOW and I need to add some. No leaks, not sure why it is LOW, but I have not added any water since I bought the truck. Does it lose water over time just to evaporation somehow?
     
  2. Feb 24, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    It does evaporate over time. After 5 1/2 years, mine was at the low mark having never added anything. So it's no surprise if yours is at that point now. I would just go to the dealer and get the right stuff (SLLC: Super Long Life Coolant). If you were a little low, you could have just added water, but I wouldn't do that if it's really low because you wouldn't want the reservoir to freeze. The SLLC from Toyota comes premixed.
     
  3. Feb 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    If you are mysteriously losing coolant try replacing the radiator cap. This worked on my 1998 Corolla, but I don't know why.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    X2. I topped up my coolant reservoir after about 2 years and 83xxx km. Used pre-mixed SLLC coolant. That was before Christmas and my level is still good. It was at "low" and I poured enough in when cool to bring it to "full."

    If you're worried you could have the system pressure checked, but it's probably normal.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    I know you can get Toyota coolant at CarQuest. Maybe some other places but I'm not sure.
    If you are just adding some to the overflow tank I would use some distilled water and call it good.
     
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