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Only got 2.5 Quarts of Coolant out of radiator drain plug?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blazze2005, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Jul 3, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    blazze2005

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    I drained the radiator in my 05 tacoma Pre-runner a few days ago

    I was surprised to find I was only able to drain 2 1/2 quarts of pink coolant from the radiator drain plug?

    But I know for a fact that my radiator was full to the top cause I always check it when I change my oil

    Anybody seen more then 2.5 quarts come out on a draining of the radiator?

    Thanks for any info...
     
  2. Jul 3, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    You didn't get it all it's holds 10.3 or 10.4 quarts for Manual / Auto.

    You forgot to loosen off the two engine drains.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    Do you know where the coolant engine drains are located?

    I would still think the radiator alone would hold more then 2.5 quarts?
     
  4. Jul 3, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    the radiator has slots and unless you move the radiator side to side it will not get all of the coolant out
     
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