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Winterizing my '12

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TaCocoJ, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Nov 16, 2018 at 12:22 PM
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    TaCocoJ

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    Hey all-new to this and tbh I don't know shit about trucks...
    I just moved from CA to AK and needless to say, it's COLD! I've read a bit on here about people trying to winterize their Tacos and it seems there is some trouble dealing with the installation in the 12s. Any tips/ ideas? It gets down to like, -30 F here in the winter so I need to have my bases covered.
    Thanks in advance....
     
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  2. Nov 16, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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    are you planning on doing the work yourself? if not might be better taking it to a service place and tell them you need to have the truck serviced to deal with an Alaska winter
     
  3. Nov 16, 2018 at 12:30 PM
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    Where in AK?
    I'd do the OEM engine block heating element, -50 washer fluid and maybe a new battery. I'd really want to make sure to have *good* gas. Ethanol or not so long as it was top tier.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2018 at 12:31 PM
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    My dude is going to do it....trying to save money and just get the parts. But I have been reading that a few gave up because it was such a pain in the ass, and ended up taking it into the dealership to have it done. Just trying to get some feedback and tips if possible :confused:
     
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    ask these guys, they will help you https://www.tacomaworld.com/forums/alaska.118/
     
  6. Nov 16, 2018 at 12:37 PM
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  7. Nov 16, 2018 at 12:41 PM
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    depending on your locale they would probably help you or help you do the work if you use the magic word
     
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