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Pink Milkshake?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bigmikelakers, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Sep 2, 2011 at 6:48 PM
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    Bigmikelakers

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    Hey guys, I noticed 3rd gen 4runners tend to suffer from the pink milkshake where the coolant lines from the radiator to the transmission fail and mix coolant and tranny fluid together causing damage to the transmission. Is this also common in 1st gen Tacomas as well? Since the 3rd gen 4runner and 1st gen Tacoma are related somewhat.
     
  2. Sep 2, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    It can and does happen occasionally. You can install an aftermarket tyranny cooler and bypass the stock one in the radiator and you won't have to worry about the strawberry milkshake.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    1st gens have transmission cooler?


    edit: I mean, which model of 1st gens have transmission cooler?
     
  4. Sep 2, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    Ripcord

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    I have never heard of it happening on a Taco. But on t4r.org, we strongly recommend that ALL Auto transmission owners bypass the radiator with an external cooler.



    Its built into the radiator. Its on all auto transmission drivelines.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    Thanks, I did not know that.

    I just looked it up and saw how it is set up.

    Are tranny oil coolers really required? how come manuals don't have em? or just select fews?
     
  6. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    Hey! Your 4runner is awesome! I hope I find a 2002 Sport 4runner Black or Silver like yours!
     
  7. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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  8. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Thanks! I wish you luck with your search.
     
  9. Sep 2, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    Lol!! So did I, TOTALLY different
     
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