CARspec recently had a relatively common failure in the shop – a radiator leaking coolant from where the main body of the radiator core meet the end tank of the radiator. Similar to the leaking radiators of the Sienna and RX330 we’ve written about previously, the leaks from this 2008 Tundra’s radiator flow from where the radiator’s core meets the end tanks. Here’s what the leak looked like:
Toyota Genuine Super Long Life Coolant leaves a pink residue when it leaks, making IDing the location of a leak that much easier. The above is a straightforward repair: replace the radiator, bleed the coolant of air. The above repair was performed in conjunction with a water pump replacement (also leaking heavily), and so the labor overlap made the above considerably cheaper.
If you’ve got a Toyota or Lexus leaking coolant, don’t hesitate to call us at (952)426-4798 to schedule an inspection today!