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Coolant question (old red still look red?)

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by ThatYeti, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. Apr 18, 2021 at 12:30 PM
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    Gnar gnar?
     
  2. Apr 18, 2021 at 12:30 PM
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    Gnar Gnar = Double Gnarly
     
  3. Apr 18, 2021 at 12:31 PM
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    Maybe I’m blind also but this looks like rust colored water. If the inside of that radiator looks anything like that hose clamp your beyond flushing. Maybe a new radiator?
     
  5. Apr 18, 2021 at 12:33 PM
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    Take a pic of your Radiator looking down into the hole with the cap off. Grab a pic of the Rad Cap as well.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2021 at 12:41 PM
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  8. Apr 18, 2021 at 12:45 PM
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    Just refilled with water and took about 1 1/3 gallons after draining all that would come out of the driver's side petcock.
     
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    I would consider it. Worst thing that could happen is the corrosion between the junction where the transmission fluid enters/exits the radiator and the coolant in the radiator itself. At that point you’ve entered “pink milkshake” territory and could cause extensive damage.
     
  10. Apr 18, 2021 at 2:22 PM
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    Just ran a test on the fluid coming out, seems pretty much like plain water.

    - Source: My idiot self not being patient enough to wait for the pressure to come down enough before opening the petcock. And it tasted pretty much like water as I was being sprayed in the face.
     
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    Last year I had to replace my transmission pan due to stupidity and when I finally got the old pan to break free I got an entire face full of transmission fluid. My beard smelled like it. Eye pro saved me from having a miserable day.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2021 at 4:47 AM
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    Day ended uneventfully, let it run for 15-20 mins between draining and no overheating, though the only time it came close to that before was after an hour of highway driving, which was also before an oil change and a trans fluid change as well, so letting it run while revving it up a bit in the driveway probably wasn't going to get it there anyway.

    Calling for an appt later this morning and will report back once I get the report where I'm sure they'll say it's going to be like $20k to fix everything. Super excited
     
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  13. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:12 AM
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    Predictably the shop doesn't haven't an opening for a week and a half. So I'm going to try to hunt down that coolant clamp and try again to do a full drain/fill given I've got to wait anyway. Will update
     
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  14. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:59 AM
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    Glock 40 I'm here to break shit

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    Don't feel bad, it's a minimum of 3 weeks up here. Labor shortage.
     
  15. Apr 19, 2021 at 9:00 AM
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    More annoyed I waited to set it up than anything
     
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    If you are referring to that Spring Clamp they cost about $2 each from Toyota. They are very high quality clamps. Might as well grab a few just in case the other end needs it or you see some others that need replacing. They come with a release pull tab that allows you to slip them on and once in place pull the tab to snap the tension release. Stealer should stock them.
     
  17. May 4, 2021 at 11:34 AM
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    Minor update, ability to drive seems to have gotten worse as on the way to get it inspected I had to put it in 4WD just to get it to move from a stoplight and it was barely able to do so even at that. The shop looked at it and just said they couldn't get it to move but the carrier bearing looked like it was toast. So I ordered a new driveshaft which of course has a component on backorder, but should be to the shop in a week +/-. Told them just to install it as I'm beyond frustrated with it at this point and I'm also not 100% I can get it the 8 miles back home with as hard as it was to get it there.
     

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