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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TOYOTA 09, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Sep 11, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    TOYOTA 09

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    Well,

    I made a bone head mistake and drill a hole the diameter of a pencil into the fron of my radiator (i was trying to drill a hole to mount a frame for my hella 500 behind my grille:

    The hole leaked some green fluid for the first 10 seconds and now is just spitting out some sort of cleaar gas. It has been spitting the gas for about 10 minutes and is not stopping. Will i need a new radiator? can i drive the truck like this to a mechanic or should i get a tow?

    uploading pics now!

    Thanks guys! I know you'll be able to assist!
     
  2. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    NetMonkey

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    i saw this on mythbusters... its not a joke....

    crack an egg and put it in your radiator. it will seal the hole until you can get to a shop.

    and yes, you will probbaly need a new radiator.

    or if you are savy enough, you can replace the radiator yourself. its a pretty simple job.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    Don't put anything other than coolant inside your radiator! Just get a replacement radiator and swap it out.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    If the whole is that small a rad repair shop might be able to fix it for you...But a new rad is going to be the best answer.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    it sounds like you drilled into your a/c coil. not your radiator, our coolant(in the radiator) is more of an orange color.
    as long as you dont turn your a/c on it should be perfectly safe to drive it. but if you do turn it on you will burn up the a/c compressor (very pricey$$$$)
     
  6. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    If you have an 09 isn't your radiator coolant pink? Sounds like you hit A/C to me.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    toyota coolant is pink and dries a light pink when leaking...

    you did drill through your A/C coil...the radiator sits behind the A/C coil...
     
  8. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    rhodehard09

    rhodehard09 sometimes nonsense is the only sense someone has

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    nothing in my truck is pink:D
     
  9. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    Toyota's Long Life Coolant is pink...it looks orange under light...but if you pour some out or have a leak it dries pink so that it will help you find the source of your leak...trust me on this 1...:D

    haven't you heard...PINKS the new BLACK...lol
     
  10. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    Good call about the color...I still haven't had breakast or my morning deuce....Listen to these other guys!!
     
  11. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    morning deuce...go sit on the man throne already mark...rofl

    already too much info but if you post a picture remind me to kick you in the nads...buahahaha
     
  12. Sep 11, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    These guys hit it ..... we have all done shit in our lives like that ..... :eek: ...you'll look back and laugh at this.

    Now, don't let this little setback stop you from performing other mods ..... :D
     
  13. Sep 11, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    Exactly! I think the other guy that drained is tranny fluid thinking it was the oil and added oil to the coolant or something like that has you beat :D. I think the radiator would have been a less costly mistake though.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    Matic

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    I saw this too somewhere. I would try this if I had a leak. Serious. No joke.
     
  15. Sep 11, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Any update from the OP?
     
  16. Sep 11, 2010 at 3:01 PM
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    If it will clog up a hole in the radiator, wont it clog up water jackets inside the engine? Sounds like a bad move to me. Replacing a radiator< replacing an engine.
     
  17. Sep 11, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    more important, did Brunes finally accomplish his morning duece?
     
  18. Sep 11, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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  19. Sep 11, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    If you did hit the A/C condenser DO NOT turn on defrost or A/C!!!! keep it to foot and dash vents ONLY. Or just not run climate control at all turn it off.
     
  20. Sep 11, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    You got bigger problems than just a radiator, you drilled thru the A/C coil too (clear gas sound ) :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
     
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