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Toyota 'Red' Long Life Coolant...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by sirsaechao, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. May 14, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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    swdockter

    swdockter Well-Known Member

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    not too expensive at all. just not readily available. What does a guy do when you overheat in the middle of nowhere.....I'm not going to flush my system in the middle of nowhere or run all water until i find the pink stuff.

    If my water pump goes....who gives a rats a$$. It owes me nothing Dave. I have 237K miles on it :eek:. I worry about a lot of other things before I worry about runnning the pink stuff 100,000 miles. I don't run anything that long anyways. You guys should be more worried about what oil your running and changing frequently if you want to keep you taco for 3-400,000 mies.....lol

    Dave....do you sell the pink stuff for a living :D
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2013
  2. May 22, 2013 at 9:32 AM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    ^ I don't, but since I'm good at it I'll look into it and get back with you. Hell if I'm become a distributor I'll even send you a free a jug. :)
     
  3. May 22, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    TacoDell

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    I've only used the red coolant in mine since '00

    Still, the water pump began to leak around 100K

    replaced the entire W pump for added measure.

    Found out... the problem with leaking water pumps on the 1st gen Tacoma
    is more related to the lousy paper gasket that is used, then the pump itself.

    From my understanding...
    all new replacement water pumps for the 1st gen...
    now come with newly designed metal gaskets.

    If one insists on reusing their current water pump...
    I recommend using rtv instead of the paper gasket.

    ^ that or try to locate the newer designed metal gasket.
     
  4. May 22, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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    george3

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    Interesting. My 1st gen started leaking around 130 but I'm pretty sure it was from the weep hole under the bearing - or maybe I don't remember it correctly at all:rolleyes:
     
  5. May 22, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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    TacoDell

    TacoDell Truck ~n~ Tow

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    Mine never technically leaked (hit the ground)

    just seeped and created a crusty build up at the lower edges of the WP
     
  6. May 22, 2013 at 5:06 PM
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    george3

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    Thanks.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2014 at 4:45 PM
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    Hopefully somebody still has this sub'd. IS there anything wrong with just draining the radiator and refilling with the 50/50 premix? Do I REALLY need to flush the block? Be easy, im new.
     
  8. Aug 5, 2014 at 6:12 PM
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    ARB1977

    ARB1977 Don't be a dick

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    Drain the radiator, fill with red and the rest with distilled water.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2014 at 9:47 PM
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    Took mine in for a flush a few months ago at one of the local dealers. My fluid is green. That's strange if the fluid they use is pink or red...
     
  10. Aug 5, 2014 at 10:01 PM
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    bellassaiw10

    bellassaiw10 Formally afroman5015

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    Wouldn't be that strange if they drained it and green was in their before. I had green in mine recently drained and flushed with pink coolant now though
     
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