98 CAMRY COOLANT RES?

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Old 05 Apr 2006, 08:04 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Hi my 98 camry coolant resovoir has i think been in contact with oil and
dried the plastic causing the tank to crack it now has a hole and i will be
getting a new 1 in week , when it gets ordered in the coolant has also
changed color a bit darker now


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Old 05 Apr 2006, 09:14 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"mcknight" <roslynmcknight@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
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> Hi my 98 camry coolant resovoir has i think been in contact with oil and
> dried the plastic causing the tank to crack it now has a hole and i will
> be getting a new 1 in week , when it gets ordered in the coolant has also
> changed color a bit darker now


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Old 06 Apr 2006, 03:57 am   #3 (permalink)
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I have a 94 Camry V6 and the reservoir has been cracked for a long while,
but was not in contact with any oil. I believe the cause is underbonnet
heat. It has not cracked below the waterline.

Geoff

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> Hi my 98 camry coolant resovoir has i think been in contact with oil and
> dried the plastic causing the tank to crack it now has a hole and i will
> be getting a new 1 in week , when it gets ordered in the coolant has also
> changed color a bit darker now
>



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Old 06 Apr 2006, 08:15 am   #4 (permalink)
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It's always a good idea to replace coolant regularly - use Toyota brand
and distilled water

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Old 06 Apr 2006, 11:03 am   #5 (permalink)
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Let me know if your new coolant reservoir works.
I ordered one some time back, returned it for another, and still the
new cap would come off in about a week of use - the sealing lip and
ridge just counldn't be make to mesh properly.
Went back to the old coolant tank and sealed the leak with Toyota's
FIPG (form in place gasket) material. So far, no problems and it's been
nearly a year.

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Old 06 Apr 2006, 07:35 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Dark coolant is a sign that it's been left in there for too long. The
anti-corrosion inhibitors are all used up, and it's eating your rubber
hoses from the inside.

I just posted a message about Gates EPDM hoses. Electrolysis is the
primary mode of failure these days for coolant hoses.

Besides the coolant (use Toyota Red with distilled water only; or use
predilluted Toyota Pink, at the same price (if there is no toyota red
left), I'd suggest you check/replace all your coolant hoses.


Also check:

The following site also tells you how to check your hoses ("Give a Good
Squeeze to a Bad Hose"):

Gates hoses:
http://www.gates.com/index.cfm?location_id=541

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