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Rust on Frame with A/C drain mod fix

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Uptown2k, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Dec 19, 2018 at 2:19 PM
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    Boricua

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    Quick question, does Fluid Film be another alternative to this problem? I did this mod but my concern is that its pulling and pressuring the little OEM drain hose that sticks out from the truck. Not really sure what this OEM hose is being held from the inside, but my fear is while driving bouncing taking holes etc will eventually do some damages and perhaps yank the oem drain hose out.

    Any thoughts or second alternative other than the A/C drain mod??
     
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  2. Dec 19, 2018 at 5:15 PM
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    Norsemanvike

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    As long as you keep the hose zip tied in place away from heat sources as best as possible, you'll be fine.
     
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  3. Dec 20, 2018 at 5:12 AM
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    Absolutely.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    No more rust!
     
  5. Jan 10, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    Boeshield T-9 spray. It's similar to fluid film, it's purpose is the same which is to prevent rust and corrosion.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2019 at 10:53 AM
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    This mod was done within the first hour of me owning the truck....I opted for a clear lighter weight piece of tubing. Then I fluid filmed the shit out of the truck.
     
  7. Feb 23, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    Nice easy and cheap mod
     
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  8. Feb 24, 2019 at 1:29 AM
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    Did you spray it yourself I'm assuming?
     
  9. Feb 24, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    thanks for this post, one of the first things done to the taco
     
  10. Mar 12, 2019 at 8:44 PM
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    Out of curiosity, why is the dripping a problem versus any other water on the frame? Is it just because the water is always dripping to the same spot?
     
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  11. Mar 12, 2019 at 10:07 PM
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    From another TW member who posted in this thread a while back...

    "AC water is just condensation that has built up. Its actually probably cleaner than most folks tap water. That being said, cleaner water tends to have a higher PH lvl making it more acidic."
     
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  12. Mar 19, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    56699272-68B8-4D4D-8B87-40DE7795AB3B.jpg 6A9638EB-11D7-4E02-837F-DE94DDC538C3.jpg A0656886-0272-439E-AD17-5C7A13BDD718.jpgJust completed the mod after 10k miles. Didn’t notice any rust. Thanks op for the detailed instructions.
     

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  13. Mar 20, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    Is this kinda like one of those cheap and easy must do things?

    It seems like surface rust is gonna happen but if you can avoid a lil here and there why not?

    Opinions on if its worth the time and lil bit of money.
     
  14. Mar 20, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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    I just did it with 10k miles. 0 signs of rust, and I’m an AC whore. I have it on all year. Given how easy the mod is, and under $10 bucks...it’s worth the piece of mind.
     
  15. Mar 20, 2019 at 10:00 PM
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    Did Toyota do this on purpose for the AC fluid to drip on the frame? I rarely use my AC, only during the summer. Debating if I should do this mod, Although very helpful
     

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