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Is Dex-Cool coolant ok to use?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rbeech, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Feb 18, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    rbeech

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    Recently bought a used 05 Tacoma. Noticed coolant level is below low in the reservoir. I want to add some coolant to at least bring it up to the low mark. Anybody have an opinion on whether it is ok to add a little Prestone Dex-Cool (orange) that I have lying around?

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  2. Feb 18, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    I have read mixed results from mixing dex-cool in late model Tacomas. I truly like to stay away from the dealer as much as possible, but when it comes to coolant I like to use the recommended genuine Toyota coolant(the pink stuff). I'm sure a few others will chime in with their opinions.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    Do NOT mix dexcool with normal coolant. It will gum up the works!
     
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  5. Feb 18, 2009 at 11:37 PM
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    Thanks for the responses. I had some dex-cool from my old Suburban and thought it looked close in color so why not. Guess I'll wait till I can get the genuine stuff.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2009 at 12:06 AM
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    I believe I read in the manual not to use Dex-coolant.
     
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