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Old 09-07-2010, 09:26 PM   #1
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Just a Tiny Leak

So irritating and frustrating...
The wet spot on the driveway. Smelling Anti-freeze. Having to refill the overflow tank every few months.
Had to find the problem.

The Toyota thermostat housing 'O' ring where the parts join; upper right quadrant, there was my leak.

Then I looked down...

Replacing the timing belt, the radiator was bumped, maybe by a wrench.
Eventually, expansion and contraction opened the hole and,
although the yellow color Amsoil Propylene Glycol Antifreeze and Engine Coolant can stop itsy-bitsy leaks, this became too large.

Perhaps, the tiny hole in the center tube.

I suppose the moral to the story is; Do the job right and...be careful.
I use and talk about, but don't sell Amsoil.
Who is shatto?
06 4.7 Tundra replaced a 98 Dakota 3.9.
623,000 miles on original engine and transmission, using Amsoil by-pass filters and lubrication.
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