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Head gasket?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Pig Punisher, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Oct 25, 2010 at 6:10 AM
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    Pig Punisher

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    So I'm building new skid plates for my first gen, and after installing the one under the motor, I noticed a few red drops a couple of days later.they seem to be coming from the passenger side of the engine. These drops are very small, very red, and thick like oil. But no smell to them. The engine had not been run at all since the plate was installed, and I do have to add coolant from time to time,but not very often. Engine runs perfect and oil looks good by the way.
     
  2. Oct 25, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    I should mention it is a 2.7 with a manual tranny.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    Red, and thick like oil....leeds me to think its somethin else other than coolant. Coolant has a sweet smeel. Very distiguishable.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    power steering fluid maybe?
     
  5. Oct 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    Possibly. but its on the pass side, power steering pump is on the driv side. I'm hoping it's just a drip from the water neck or pump. but the viscosity has me confused.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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  7. Oct 25, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    Red is transmission fluid or power steering... (which is also actually ATF right??)
     
  8. Oct 25, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    Red is also Toyota long life coolant...
     
  9. Oct 25, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    I put Tranny fluid in my first post but took it back :rolleyes:
     
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