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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. May 11, 2020 at 6:39 AM
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    zoo truck

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    Ain't it a lot easier to just coat that section of the chassis where it drips on the frame with some cosmoline rust inhibiter?
     
  2. May 11, 2020 at 6:52 AM
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    Stock wheels and suspension. Random "utilitarian" mods featured on this great forum.
    Did this with $4 worth of 5/8 heater hose in about 30 min (cheaper than a can of Fluid Film or CRC). Routed and tied a bit differently than in original post but idea is the same.

    Free tip: Use some silicone grease (dielectric) to make the heater hose slide easier then clamp it to existing one.
     
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  3. May 15, 2020 at 12:21 PM
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  4. May 15, 2020 at 12:56 PM
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    I smelled the coolant smell the other day while offroading. I mentioned to the fiance if she smelled something sorta sweet, and she said yes. I told her that specific smell she is smelling is coolant, so looks like ill be doing this mod myself. Currently 6,000 miles so best to do now.
     
  5. May 16, 2020 at 10:17 PM
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    Coolant shouldn't be dripping from the hose, only condensation. If you're smelling actual coolant, you may have a different and larger problem.
     
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  6. May 17, 2020 at 5:47 AM
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    I thought he may be in the wrong thread or something. Coolant? Huh?? Yes I agree with you, vike.
     
  7. May 17, 2020 at 11:50 AM
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    Haven't inspected yet if this smell is coming from that particular hose or not, but the aroma is there. I recall reading a thread about some small coolant seeping through some sort of seal.
     
  8. May 22, 2020 at 3:36 PM
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    Do you just pull out the hose or the whole rubber piece? Just hang it out?

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  9. May 22, 2020 at 5:35 PM
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    The 5/8" heater hose goes over top of that. Dont pull the smaller hose sticking out too much!
     
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  10. May 22, 2020 at 5:51 PM
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    FML :annoyed: Thanks for your help man! Heading back into the garage.
     
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  11. May 23, 2020 at 5:31 PM
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    I live in NJ - cold - salt - rust - wonder if I should do this ? Could freeze up when the defroster is on because that puts AC on too. Where do you live ? Did you decide to do it ?
     
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  12. May 23, 2020 at 5:41 PM
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    A/C will be on when defrost is on.
     
  13. May 31, 2020 at 4:57 PM
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    Just did mine. Thanks OP. Spent more time debating which exit location to use than doing any actual work. Ended up with the OP’s pick, there is a circular indentation which fits 5/8” heater perfectly.

    Didn’t have any trouble with the upstream connection, no lube needed.

    I’ll make a note to check on it in a few weeks in case it moves around on me or I didn’t get the clamp tight enough.
     
  14. Jun 4, 2020 at 5:40 AM
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    I never ended up doing this for the 2 years I had a Tacoma, moved onto a Tundra. I live in Iowa and its gets cold, this and the salt use in the winter, this is the least of my worries for rust.
     
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  15. Jun 4, 2020 at 9:39 AM
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    I didn't see any reason to do this mod because if I use my A/C it smells like cow shit. So I don't use the a/c on my truck at all. Sure gets hot in this fother mucker during the summer months.
     
  16. Jun 4, 2020 at 10:10 AM
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    Something might be wrong with your A/C if it smells that bad? Or maybe something died in there? :notsure:
     
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  17. Jun 4, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    The 2016 Tacoma I had it had the same issue. I don't drive long drives just in town on short runs.
     
  18. Jun 5, 2020 at 8:33 AM
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    Does anyone know if this is an issue on the 5th gen 4runners? If so... same mod with slightly different routing I assume?
     
  19. Jun 5, 2020 at 8:37 AM
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    What diameter hose are you guys buying, 5/8"?? Does existing tubing slip right in??
     
  20. Jun 10, 2020 at 2:30 PM
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    Love this mod! Told my buddy about this an he’s doing the same, thanks!
     

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