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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. Jan 10, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    Jayro

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    No more rust!
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    WAY TOO MANY
    Nice easy and cheap mod
     
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  5. Feb 24, 2019 at 1:29 AM
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    Did you spray it yourself I'm assuming?
     
  6. Feb 24, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    thanks for this post, one of the first things done to the taco
     
  7. Mar 12, 2019 at 8:44 PM
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    LongDistanceTaco

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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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  8. Mar 12, 2019 at 10:07 PM
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    Norsemanvike

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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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  9. Mar 19, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    meathead213

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  10. Mar 20, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    Lancepants91

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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.
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. 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
     
  13. Mar 23, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    Did this real quick this morning. Haven’t used the AC yet, but it’s starting to warm up here in Missouri, so I figured I’d get on this! Easy 15 minutes.
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  14. Mar 26, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    Anyone know if Toyota released a fix for this? With so many people having spots of rust, I would figure they come up w a fix for this at the Toyota dealership?
     
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  15. Mar 29, 2019 at 4:29 AM
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    Do you think Toyota watch's this forum? They can learn plenty. Instead of sending us a survey to fill out asking our likes and dislikes.
    Do the new trucks still have this problem?
     
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  16. Mar 29, 2019 at 6:01 AM
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    It's water. There is no such thing as A/C fluid.
     
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  17. Apr 3, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    Quote from: https://sciencing.com/ph-distilled-water-4623914.html
    Higher pH = Basic, Lower pH = Acidic. pH of 7 is neutral.
    "The pH of pure water is around 5.8, which makes it acidic. The reason is that water absorbs carbon dioxide and continues to do so until it comes into equilibrium with the atmosphere. In solution, carbon dioxide reacts with water to produce carbonic acid, which in turn releases hydronium ions into solution – which is equivalent to releasing free hydrogen ions.

    2H20 + CO2 --> H2O + H2CO3 (carbonic acid) --> H3O+ (hydronium) + HCO3- (bicarbonate ions)

    It takes about two hours for a sample of distilled water to absorb all the carbon dioxide it can from the atmosphere and achieve its final pH."
     
  19. Apr 4, 2019 at 11:27 PM
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    Chipi3s

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    Yeah i had it backwards
     
  20. Apr 6, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    Norsemanvike

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    Someone on the forum stated the they saw Toyota dealership selling a kit to do this and were charging an arm and a leg for it. Not sure if it was just a local dealership, regional or national thing. Toyota Escondido parts dept. didn't have anything nor knew what I was talking about.

    Doubtful they watch it from a corporate standpoint. More than likely, they have influential employees that are forum members just like anyone else and are here for the same reasons as us. Trail/mod info and shenanigans. The 2019's are still built this way when I peeked at one.
     
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