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Coolant change help

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by unbeso, Feb 11, 2024.

  1. Feb 11, 2024 at 5:53 PM
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    unbeso

    unbeso [OP] New Member

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    So I have about 40k on the truck it's 2023 tundra capstone can anyone assist me with finding the drain plug on the cylinder block water drain cock plug?

    I cannot seem for the life of me to find this at all.

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  2. Feb 11, 2024 at 6:21 PM
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    pwpblue

    pwpblue Good luck with that Ford

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    That coolant really does not need changing already. It's not a Ford !

    10 years or 100,000 miles

    I know most only the radiator pet cock is the only drain. Your picture looks like fun to get to and probably used to lessen the mess replacing the water pump. So maybe somethings need removed to actually get to that little plug.
    Belt/hose/fan??
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2024 at 6:23 PM
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    unbeso

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    I live In FL where as you know gets pretty darn hot trying to keep up on PM keep her running for a long time. Nothing wrong with taken good care of her lol
     
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  4. Feb 11, 2024 at 6:28 PM
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    Looks like it's above the crank pulley
     
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  5. Feb 11, 2024 at 6:38 PM
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    pwpblue Good luck with that Ford

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  6. Feb 11, 2024 at 7:00 PM
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    So it's weird the refill port is super small on it take a 1/2 drive and connects right to it. This the brake down on how to do it from the Toyota service manual

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  7. Feb 11, 2024 at 7:16 PM
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    Breathing Borla

    Breathing Borla I'd rather be fishing

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    Really not needed yet , there’s preventative maintenance but 60k miles early? Wow
     
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  8. Feb 11, 2024 at 7:18 PM
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    Rather do it now since it's cool in FL by August I will.habe another 20k on it Temps here will.be likey in 100's rather get it done while it's cool outside than when it's blazing hot.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2024 at 9:52 PM
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  10. Feb 12, 2024 at 4:33 AM
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    They test them in conditions much more brutal than FL. Think Death Valley

    But to each his own.
     
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  11. Feb 12, 2024 at 6:19 AM
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    60k miles early?? Crazy. OP must be bored and just looking for something to do? When I changed the coolant on my Tacoma at 10 years right about 100,000 miles it looked like brand new. 9 years to go for my Tundra. I'll revisit this then. LOL.
     
  12. Feb 12, 2024 at 7:06 AM
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    Exactly, and no matter where you drive the coolant is ~the same temperature. There's this little thing called a thermostat...

     
  13. Feb 12, 2024 at 7:06 AM
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    We have a 100+ reply thread about how doing oil changes at 50% (even 30%) of the recommended OCI is necessary but coolant flushes and air filters are "meh".

    If the 3rd Gen forum didn't have double standards we wouldn't have any at all!
     
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  14. Feb 12, 2024 at 8:59 AM
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    pwpblue Good luck with that Ford

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  15. Feb 12, 2024 at 9:03 AM
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    pwpblue Good luck with that Ford

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    Man I methed that post up lmao
    Love ya @Eurodriver
     

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