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Low Windshield Fluid

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by crytesy, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. Apr 27, 2008 at 12:14 PM
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    crytesy

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    I love my tacoma however........I have to admit, for a premium vehicle, I can't beleive that it has no 'Low Windshield Washer Fluid' warning.
     
  2. Apr 27, 2008 at 12:15 PM
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    SocalMan22

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  3. Apr 27, 2008 at 12:56 PM
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    gdawg25

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    I have one on my truck...it's called pop the hood and check...I didn't even have to pay extra for it.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2008 at 1:22 PM
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    ChrisDeSoup

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    Premium vehicle? Don't get me wrong I love my Taco but it is not a premium vehicle.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2008 at 2:39 PM
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    no_werries

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    Thats why they say top up everytime you get gas, and while your under your hood you might as well pull the dip stick and check your oil too.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2008 at 2:52 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    Hell, the damn thing holds an entire gallon of cleaner so unless you use it a LOT then occasional checks should be fine. If you use it a LOT then you should be checking anyway. I top off every few months (or oil change since the hood is open anyway). It still has fluid, but takes most of a bottle to fill by that point.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2008 at 3:30 PM
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  8. Apr 27, 2008 at 3:32 PM
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    maverick491

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    You guys sure you have just not run it down low enough yet? My buddy's 98 taco had a low fluid light and so did my 04. I have not had the 07 down that low yet so I didn't even think about it and I top it off every time I change the oil, but I am kind of surprised that they would have dropped somethhing they had on the gen 1 trucks. Oh well, I've got eyes, and can check it myself.
     
  9. Apr 27, 2008 at 6:03 PM
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    crytesy

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    You're not from the North.


    For those with the witty comments, I live in a place where -40C(F) occurs for around 3 weeks in the winter coupled with many feet of snow. We go through washer fluid on a weekly basis.

    O' by the way Chris Desoup.......I didn't mean that it was a premium vehicle-it's only priced that way.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2008 at 6:06 PM
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    ChrisDeSoup

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  11. Apr 27, 2008 at 6:35 PM
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    missileman125fw

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    I'm not trying to have a witty comment but piercedtiger is right. Even if you use it alot, just open up the hood and check!:)
     
  12. Mar 7, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    teamfast

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    X 2!!! Mine was $45K off the lot and It doesnt have some features my 01 Dakota R/T had...
     
  13. Mar 7, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    Windshield washer fluid? Damn, is that what y'all put in that?

    Day one, I removed it, rinse it out with cold, clear water, re-installed it .... spliced into the hose and ran it into the cab by the center console ...... put a spigot on the bitter end.

    Oh ya, put rum and Coke in the under the hood.

    With this set up you don't give a rat's ass about a dirty windshield. :cool:
     
  14. Mar 7, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    teamfast

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    Lol do you have piss jugs in the cab too?
     
  15. Mar 7, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    scottri

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    I never gave the lack of washer fluid any thought before. I just check it an fill it as needed.
     
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