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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Aug 8, 2019 at 11:32 PM
    turbodb

    turbodb Well-Known Member

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    Bummer.

    So can you tell me what you mean by it's not pulling fluid back to the rad?
    a) how'd you find this out?
    b) what are the symptoms?
    c) is coolant just not circulating, or is it going missing?

    Sorry, dumb questions. Learning.
     
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  2. Aug 8, 2019 at 11:39 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    Burp tank was low, filled it, popped rad cap to check level since burp tank was low. It wasn't full but had some coolant above the fins still so filled it and went on my merry way. Checked again after it had cooled and it was low in the rad and too much in the burp tank. Figure combustion gasses are getting in there and pushing the coolant into the tank, not sure why it never draws coolant back in but either way its a classic symptom of a bad rad cap or a bad head/headgasket. Coolant is circulating, my cruiser is running at an appropriate temperature, it isn't smoking, it just is presenting early symptoms of an annoying issue. I just don't wanna cook the thing before I make it to WA. If it makes it to WA in one piece I'll get it sorted.
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2019 at 12:01 AM
    Empty_Lord

    Empty_Lord Wallet abuser

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    Almost 300k! Doug Thorley headers magnaflow cats & cat-back airaid intake tube color matched grille and mirrors front icon coilovers rear icon absorbers with deaver leafs total chaos upper control arms fj trail team wheels with 265/75r16 cooper discoverer st maxx Soon to be built engine with supercharger soon to be built a340f
    Get a combustion gas tester. They’re cheap. I honestly don’t think you have a head gasket issue though.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2019 at 12:05 AM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    I've done a mod or two
    I'll do it tomorrow cause if it fails that I'll send it straight to Camelback and get bent over, seems wiser to have an aching backside than an engine welded solid from towing while injured.

    If it passes the block test what do you think it is then? I'm having trouble coming up with any other points of failure that I wouldn't visually see.
     
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  5. Aug 9, 2019 at 12:17 AM
    Empty_Lord

    Empty_Lord Wallet abuser

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    It’s hard to say without me being there. Pressure test and combustion gas test is what I’d do.
     
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  6. Aug 9, 2019 at 4:29 AM
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    Everything but the driveshaft.
    Where did you purchase the new shaft?
     
  7. Aug 9, 2019 at 4:34 AM
    CS_AR

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    Everything but the driveshaft.
    Sorry to hear that.
     
  8. Aug 9, 2019 at 4:38 AM
    CS_AR

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    Everything but the driveshaft.
    Sounds like Subaru. Bought a Forester with a bad HG once to see what Subaru ownership was like.
     
  9. Aug 9, 2019 at 4:41 AM
    CS_AR

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    Everything but the driveshaft.
    Can you easily pull the plugs to get a read?
     
  10. Aug 9, 2019 at 5:08 AM
    CS_AR

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    Everything but the driveshaft.
    Is anyone using Redline Water Wetter? I use it on my older aluminum engines that call for Xerex Gold. Coolant temp averages around 183 F.

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  11. Aug 9, 2019 at 6:14 AM
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    Teke Soft-Roader :)

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    No. Just buy new ones. Nobody is going to pay attention to them on a stock truck. I get being OCD and doing things that maybe only you will notice but man you take it to the extreme lol. https://www.walmart.com/ip/24-Toyot...oHW7kUPxTd-nLvt8gPiSn4rBgzr1QFm4aAiPsEALw_wcB
     
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  12. Aug 9, 2019 at 6:15 AM
    Teke

    Teke Soft-Roader :)

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    If you're averaging 183 you don't need it lol I average 188 and most people hover around 200 it seems
     
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  13. Aug 9, 2019 at 6:26 AM
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  14. Aug 9, 2019 at 6:39 AM
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    jubei wishes he was in Moab right now.

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    Stuff. Also things.
    Brett and I used the Yukon 4340 shafts from LROR, not the Longfields. Turns out that the Yukon shafts can only be used on 01-04 trucks if bearings from 96-00 are used because the later bearings have a wider inner race that interferes on the 4340 shafts. It took us awhile to figure it out, but once we went with the older bearings it all went together perfectly.

    I do recommend buying new clips and retainers as well.

    http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/yuko...th-1979-2004-hilux-pickup-4runner-tacoma.html

    Genuine Toyota 90363-40020-77 Radial Ball Bearing https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GKHEV5W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_mlxtDbH9Z4EN5
     
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  15. Aug 9, 2019 at 6:50 AM
    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    and then buy a new radiator and heater core once those get clogged. Ask me how I know. :annoyed:
     
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  16. Aug 9, 2019 at 6:59 AM
    Running Man

    Running Man flat faced submarine and 4 runner

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    or just stick the garden hose in them and watch all the silvery shit come out... ask me how i know
     
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  17. Aug 9, 2019 at 7:01 AM
    Wulf

    Wulf let's play in traffic

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    I was advised by a buddy at a shop to use these rather than stop leak in a can. I never had issues with my heater core getting clogged up but I ran a lot of water through the system after I had fixed everything

    Genuine GM (12378255) Fluid 3634621 Cooling System Seal Tablet - 4 Grams, (Pack of 5) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000QIH3C4/
     
  18. Aug 9, 2019 at 7:03 AM
    Wulf

    Wulf let's play in traffic

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  19. Aug 9, 2019 at 7:09 AM
    Running Man

    Running Man flat faced submarine and 4 runner

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    genuine gm cooling system bandaids NOW IN EASY TO USE TABS
     
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  20. Aug 9, 2019 at 7:14 AM
    Wulf

    Wulf let's play in traffic

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    All's I'm saying is Id rather use a GM sanctioned fix than whatever glitter spooge comes out of a Walmart can :luvya:
     
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