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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a 1999 Tacoma with about 28,000 miles. I got it as a "Toyota
certified pre-owned" with 3600 miles, so the coolant has either 24,400 or
28,000 miles on it.

I am not really happy with my local Toyota dealers, and was wondering if
there are coolant options that are equal to the Toyota long life stuff.

What say you?

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Doug Herr
doug*at*wombatz*dot*com
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
"Doug Herr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I have a 1999 Tacoma with about 28,000 miles. I got it as a "Toyota
> certified pre-owned" with 3600 miles, so the coolant has either 24,400 or
> 28,000 miles on it.
>
> I am not really happy with my local Toyota dealers, and was wondering if
> there are coolant options that are equal to the Toyota long life stuff.
>
> What say you?
>
> --
> Doug Herr
> doug*at*wombatz*dot*com


Buy the coolant from them, and give all your other maintenance money to
someone else. If you use a different coolant, they could use that as a
(possibly lame) reason why something failed under the hood.
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Doug Herr wrote:
> I have a 1999 Tacoma with about 28,000 miles. I got it as a "Toyota
> certified pre-owned" with 3600 miles, so the coolant has either 24,400 or
> 28,000 miles on it.
>
> I am not really happy with my local Toyota dealers, and was wondering if
> there are coolant options that are equal to the Toyota long life stuff.
>
> What say you?
>



I also have a V-6 '99 Tacoma 4X4 extra cab that I purchased last year
with 75K on the odometer. I had the transmission flushed and after a
talk with the local Toyota service manager put Peak Long Life
anti-freeze in it.( http://www.peakantifreeze.com/aboutus.html )He said
that they were not demanding that Toyotas propietary anti-freeze be used
anymore.

Of course, mine is not a certified truck and I don't have to satisfy
anyone but me.

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Jarhead
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
On Fri, 30 Dec 2005 17:00:41 -0600, Jarhead wrote:

> I had the transmission flushed and after a talk with
> the local Toyota service manager put Peak Long Life anti-freeze in it.(
> http://www.peakantifreeze.com/aboutus.html )He said that they were not
> demanding that Toyotas propietary anti-freeze be used anymore.
>
> Of course, mine is not a certified truck and I don't have to satisfy
> anyone but me.


Cool, thanks. I am no longer bound by the extended warranty that was part
of the "Toyota certified" thing; it ran out 5 or 6 months ago.

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Doug Herr
doug*at*wombatz*dot*com
 
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