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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. Apr 4, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    Tacorific

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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."
     
  2. Apr 4, 2019 at 11:27 PM
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    Yeah i had it backwards
     
  3. Apr 6, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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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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  4. Apr 18, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    Thanks for the tip. Going to do this after work tonight. Good thing i haven't had to use my ac yet
     
  5. Apr 18, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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    My buddys 08 tundras frame is completely rotted through and seperated between the cab and front strut mount and toyota wont do a thing about it for him. He bought it back around 2010 and its been treated well ever since the body doesnt have any rust and the frame is still painted for the most part but where the ac dumped on it has completely destroyed the frame in that spot. Shits no joke take a few minutes and do this it could save you in the long run
     
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  6. Apr 18, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    Made that mistake. An hour wasn't long enough :bananadead:
     
  7. Apr 18, 2019 at 6:38 PM
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    I'm sure this has already been posted, but found a perfect route for the hose that requires no zip ties. I still used one at the bottom (after I took this photo), just to increase the diameter of the hose to prevent it from tucking back into the crossmember, but overall it's protected very well from the exhaust.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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    I'm thinking of rerouting mine like this too.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    Just to clarify, these pictures are looking from the outside of the passenger wheel well,? I did not do this yet so if someone can tell me the process I will get to it
     
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  10. Apr 19, 2019 at 6:37 AM
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    The process is in the first post.
     
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  11. Apr 19, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    I’m yet to do mine too...looks like you are looking like your head is under the tranny looking toward the Pax side front corner. Pax tire is on the right of the photo.
     
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  12. Apr 19, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    In the picture I posted, I'm looking up to the passenger wheel well from under the truck, right below the tranny.

    There route I took, goes from the original drain tube location, into the support for the cross member, out the top of the cross member, then back through it to the ground. This keeps a good chunk of the hose isolated from the exhaust.
     
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  13. Apr 22, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    Just did the AC Drain Mod and i ran the hose as most people did but popped it out near the lower control arm. My question the hose comes pretty close to the exhaust system only about .5" apart. Will that be an issue? IMG_2471.jpg IMG_2470.jpg
     
  14. Apr 22, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    @SAPR53 look at the routing of post 487
     
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  15. Apr 24, 2019 at 10:51 PM
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    Just got my Taco 2 months ago & hadn’t used the A/C until yesterday...did this earlier yesterday morning before I ever turned it on. Thanks for the help & suggestion with this mod! No drips yet, but def worth the $10 in parts from Auto Zone.
     
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