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2003 Tundra* which coolant to buy

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by DaveInTexas, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. Feb 8, 2021 at 9:53 PM
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    DaveInTexas

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    The 2020 has a Ranch Hand front brushguard/bumper
    This is *actually my wife's 2003 4Runner which I understand to have the exact same engine as my 03 Tundra. Both 8 cylinder.
    I have been unable to find which coolants are acceptable or preferred.
    Thanks.
    Found lots of 'leak fixing' in the archives but no 'which coolant' on tundras.com
     
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  2. Feb 8, 2021 at 9:58 PM
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    By the way welcome.
     
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  4. Feb 8, 2021 at 10:16 PM
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    go factory can't go wrong!
     
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  5. Feb 8, 2021 at 10:18 PM
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    Toyota pink. It’s not terribly expensive and it’s rated for 10 years 100k..
     
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  6. Feb 8, 2021 at 10:19 PM
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    last i paid 38 a gallon.
     
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  7. Feb 8, 2021 at 10:34 PM
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    I bought up 8 gallons of toyota red for $10/each before they stopped making it a few years back.

    I may have quite a few left over if I decide to sell my truck to get a new 2022 Tundra.
     
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  8. Feb 9, 2021 at 4:23 AM
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    Get the ‘Valvoline Brand’ of the Zerex. Same company and formula but le$$.

    Meets ALL the Japanese Spec.

    upload_2021-2-9_7-23-22.jpg
     
  9. Feb 9, 2021 at 7:01 AM
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    I just can't see spending 7.85 for two quarts of water....crazy!!!!
     
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  10. Feb 9, 2021 at 7:12 AM
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    bought 2 gallons of straight red from the local stealership for 16.50 ea. equivalent to 4gallons mixed... I have a gallon jug pre-marked, so I don't have to think or do math.
     
  11. Feb 9, 2021 at 7:26 AM
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    The 2020 has a Ranch Hand front brushguard/bumper
    I'll have them pour out the water and only buy the good juice at half the price!
     
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