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Pin hole in my radiator help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cookee62, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Dec 22, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    cookee62

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    Ok so I'm out in central Florida and go off roading quite a bit. I haul ass and do about 30-50 mph and take small jumps and stuff. This is my second radiator that is leaking. I have a skid plate (stock) and have bull bar as well not the one that bolts on all the way on the bottom like a Westin. Mine bolts near the bottom and through the grill.... Please help I don't know why I keep doing this. How can I get this to stop happening. Should I weld a crash guard? Buy a heavy duty radiator? Please help especially u Baja guys thanks
     
  2. Dec 22, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    pataco

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    is it just possible your having bad luck?.......or are you actually getting debri up in it to cause the pin hole?
     
  3. Dec 22, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    Aw9d

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    Where is it leaking from?
     
  4. Dec 22, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    cookee62

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    Well I can't really tell its not overheating but the drips of water are from the passenger side bottom corner
     
  5. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:57 AM
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    cookee62

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  6. Dec 27, 2011 at 4:59 AM
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    Detective_Dan

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    your probably putting a lot of stress on the radiator while "hauling ass and takin small jumps and stuff" which is causing the radiator to crack
     
  7. Dec 27, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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    PSJ

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    I have not been jumping or off roading lately, but during my last maintenance routine I found my radiator real loose, (no work every done to lead to this?) and thought if I had been doing any off roading lately what damage may have developed? These trucks are abused by many on this site without reported radiator issues, so it could be as mentioned bad luck or?
     
  8. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    Detective_Dan

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    first off, you cant really state that "these trucks are abused by many" because i know of more people that baby their trucks rather than destroying them. i personally wouldnt abuse a $30k truck and i dont think anybody else will either. second off, radiators are made of very thin, shitty alloys or very thin copper. it doesnt take much to crack a radiator. im a generator mechanic in the air force and i see cracked/leaking radiators weekly
     
  9. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    Only radiator problem I have had is when I left a wrench sitting on the engine and closed the hood. Left the neighborhood and the fan sent the wrench through the radiator. :anonymous:
     
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