- backroad101 wrote:
- $20 a gallon is a good dealership price so got 2. Lucky I do have the red coolant and judging by its current shade I will need to flush (or drain and refill) Since I have 2 gallons I may drain, refill, run, drain and refill.
I also have an issue with the warning light but will start a separate thread for that
yeah I think the last time I got the coolant I got it for about $18 a gallon. Yeah drain/fill is the way Toyota says to do it. They say to never do a power pressure flush, since that will most likely rupture the aluminum radiator. Sounds like you're on the right track to get the coolant up to date!
Did you check the coolant hoses? are those new? If you have any question to the age, best to replace those now and not waste that coolant. Just saying.. I went with the Toyota hoses since the aftermarket didnt have the sleeve on the lower or upper hoses. the lower one protects against anything that might fly off the drivebelt.. The upper has a foam sleeve that protects the wiring to the main 02 sensor..
The one problem I did have, was Toyota's clamps fit all three spots but never could I get theirs to fit the upper connection of the lower hose. I went with a constant spring tension clamp from Oreilly on that one. No issues..
just thought i'd mention it..