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Coolant

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lentsnh, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Dec 3, 2008 at 3:53 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    How long does the "Toyota MAX Life" coolant last?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2008 at 4:46 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I think they claim 100,000 miles, but check it regularly.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    i think it might be like "extended life" oil. even though it's still good as a coolant for a long time it's still gonna fill up with crap.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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    yeah its pink... i noticed that its gone down maybe an inch since i got the truck. i put Prestone coolant to fill it up.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2008 at 5:23 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    my manual says a flush is due at 50,000 miles. But is it????
     
  6. Dec 3, 2008 at 5:29 PM
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    well i have 65,835 miles on my truck and i havent flushed it yet. Only added to it.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2008 at 5:33 PM
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    that's a rush. i have 65,845 on mine. and i just did the last 10 a couple hours ago.
     
  8. Dec 3, 2008 at 5:36 PM
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    ha thats weird and funny at the same time. what year is yours?
     
  9. Dec 3, 2008 at 5:44 PM
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    It's on 02. I bought it 7 months ago with 57-something on it. It was driven off the lot new about 40 miles from here, and it's stayed in this area since. Geico kinda freaked when they heard such low mileage for a 6.5 year old truck. Pretty sure they factored that into my rates.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2008 at 5:58 PM
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    yeah thats REALLY good. my dad managed somehow 120,000 miles on his 4 year old BMW X3(former car)
     
  11. Dec 3, 2008 at 6:50 PM
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    what do you and Chris4x4 use as your coolant?
     
  12. Dec 3, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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    I use good old Prestone 50/50 premix. I drain and flush about every 30K anyways. Not on this truck yet but on my previous vehicles.
     
  13. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    i believe thats what i use. i wait until there's basically nothing left then i flush and put in new.
     
  14. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:02 PM
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    Just got to thinking, does anyone know if there's an engine block drain somewhere on the 3.4?
     
  15. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:04 PM
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    I use what the factory recomends. I have seen some problems with different coolant run in some engines (mostly Ford powerstrokes), and I feel comfortable with the stuff that is recomended by Toyota.
     
  16. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:06 PM
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    well it will be worth how ever much money it is. i use the good stuff though, Prestone 50/50. along with HerNameIsLucy
     
  17. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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    the reason why I dont use a 50/50 mix is because, years ago, I was talking about different types of engine blocks and casting, and the subject of coolant came up. I was talking with an engineer at Caterpillar, and a friend of mine (also an engineer), and the Cat guy metioned that a 50/50 mix in an all aluminum engine can cause problems down the road. He went on to say that the coolant needed to have some sort of addative in it. Inside an engine, the shock waves from combustion move VERY fast thru an engine block. These shock waves can break down coolants. 50/50 water Glycol mix seem to be more suseptable to being broken down, and causing damage to coolant passeges in the block of an aluminum engine. Hernameislucy has nothing to worry about, as his block is Cast Iron. The second gens, however, may be prone to some damage from not useing the recomended coolant. NOW, I have not tested anything like this, and have only read limited findings on this, BUT, it seemed credible enough in which I dont want to stray from the factory fill coolant. Replaceing the block would be more $$$ than I am willing to spend on a test. :eek:
     
  18. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:29 PM
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    so you think i should stay away from other coolants besides Toyota? How much is a bottle of this stuff?
     
  19. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    I do, but as I mentioned, I have not looked to far into it. Not sure how much the Toyota stuff costs.
     
  20. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:36 PM
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    ok ill watch out for it, Thanks for the heads up:thumbsup:
     
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