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Anti-freeze

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by wildduk, Jun 6, 2023.

  1. Jun 6, 2023 at 6:44 AM
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    wildduk

    wildduk [OP] New Member

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    Getting ready to do the timing belt on my ‘06 tundra. What’s the best coolant to use? Order from rock auto, or can I get off Amazon, or maybe walleyworld….


    thanks
     
  2. Jun 6, 2023 at 7:02 AM
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    KNABORES

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    Toyota pink was OEM. Think it’s changed to red now as pink May not be available
     
  3. Jun 6, 2023 at 7:05 AM
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    You could go to your local dealer and buy OEM concentrate or 50/50 premix.

    You could go to local parts store and buy Zerex Asian (concentrate or premix). Really recommend stick with OEM though if that is what you currently have in it.

    I don't think RA ships coolant? Bonus with local auto parts store is you may be able to recycle your old at the very location you buy from. Might as well buy good quality - only a few $ more and it should last until your next T-belt change, which is often the "life" of the truck for most owners until they sell.
     
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  4. Jun 6, 2023 at 7:19 AM
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    Demented Canine

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    Oscar Echo Mike...
     
  5. Jun 6, 2023 at 7:21 AM
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    Not only do they ship it, it's cheaper. I bought 2 gal of Pentosin and paid $16.xx vs $21-23 at local parts store.
     
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    shifty`

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    If not OEM, Zerex Asian Red is fine. If you order from WallyWorld, prices tend to be cheaper and - at least in my area - they'll deliver it to your door. But if you have an Advance Auto Parts near you, you can usually get pretty damn close to Wally prices if you hunt down a 15% coupon and order online w/coupon for store pickup.
     
  7. Jun 6, 2023 at 9:52 AM
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    Nearly all the major parts stores give a military discount too.
     
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  8. Jun 7, 2023 at 5:50 AM
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  9. Jun 7, 2023 at 7:04 AM
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    FirstGenVol

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    Rock Auto also sells Aisin coolant for $13.73.
    I just had 3 gallons delivered.

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    You payed $ 20.59 for a gallon and a half of water...
     
  12. Jun 7, 2023 at 10:50 AM
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    des2mtn

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    Got anything that's actually helpful to contribute? That's not a bad price compared to Zerex at O'Reillys.

    Toyota concentrate red 00272-1LLAC-01 is ~$21-30 a gallon from the dealer and you'd need to buy two gallons of concentrate.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2023 at 6:03 PM
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    My post was...I'm letting the man know he got screwed paying 20.59 for a gallon and a half of water....whats he dumping in there Evian or Fiji? I am being helpful, just in my own cynical/sarcastic way....Regardless of price, concentrate as far as I'm concerned is the way, at least it is for me, and thats all that matters.
     
  14. Jun 8, 2023 at 6:34 AM
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    tvpierce

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    While I agree that concentrated coolants are generally more economical -- and I too prefer them -- many coolants are only available as a 50/50 mix.

    If my memory is correct, Toyota Long Life is available only in concentrate. But Toyota Extra Long Life is only available pre-diluted (50/50).
     
  15. Jun 8, 2023 at 10:01 AM
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    w666

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    Yeah, but it's very special water...don't use hose water for this.
     
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    Chuy!

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    Nothing wrong with universal coolant, like Prestone or SuperTech. Just flush out as much as the old coolant as you can with distilled water. All my vehicles have it except the newer ones that have not reached 100K.
     

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