Toyota red is dead

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  1. scottryana

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    Oh haha I need to change my location, I am in Salt Lake City UT now, so it would be a hell of a drive for a $28 gallon of coolant. lol.

     
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    I wasn't going to spend $30+ for a gallon of the stuff and went with prestone green. it antifreezes just as good as red...
     
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    Our local dealer Camelback Toyota has stock

    150 gals of Pink
    60 gals of Red
     
  4. scottryana

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    So these dealers that have 60 gallons sitting on the shelf, if this stuff is indeed discontinued, is there any concern that it has been on the shelf 4 years?
     
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    someones pulling your chain...Toyota will never discontinue the red and is readily available to dealers.
     
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    LandCruiserPhil Peter Pan Syndrome Supporting Vendor

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    Normal stock im told and being owned by Berkshire Hathaway helps
     
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    I guess. But I went to 3 different dealers, McGeorge Toyota, Lexus of Richmond and Haley Toyota, in 2 different states and they all told me they no longer sold it. I suppose it could be an individual dealer decision. I wonder what was the last model year to use the Toyota red, before going to the lifetime pink. Oh well. I am good for now, but after this winter I will probably switch to avoid any issues.

     
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    I use Nulon (Australian) 'LLC' red and have never touched Toyota coolants.

    I dunno what makes Toyota's OEM 'red' so special. ;)
     
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    I don't think that there is any magic in the Toyota red coolant. I have just seen the aftermath of red and green mixed and it is like a brown sludge. So I don't want to add to Toyota red with something that is going to make a mess.

     
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    we have plenty of red coolant in stock, we don't sell it all that often but we do have it. as far as I know it hasn't been discontinued, if dealerships arnt carrying it than that may be a decision that they made to not carry it based on sales numbers
     
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    I personally do not understand the love affair with Toyota red. I've use regular green stuff in my cruisers for over 30 years. When I get a new cruiser, one of my baseline processes is to flush out the radiator and refill it with good old green. You know, the type that is available literally everywhere.
     
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    it might be that in AZ without the rust, we have a lot more of the older trucks still running around that take the red?
     
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    Make sure to wear your safety bikini when refilling the radiator too....
     
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    Do I look like an amateur? I always wear my safety bikini when needed!
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    I agree with @Aloha Jen ! :)


    i called my local toyota dealer where i have my shop account , 00272-1LLAC is still a live part # and plenty of stock in the country


    But , any part# that does not sell will be phased out by penny pinching dealers , this may help explain why some choose not to

    carry it any more , also this IS a minimum pallet size type purchase


    the older toyota;s coming to dealerships are fading fast , also due to pepboyz & advance carrying a AISIAN branded red coolant

    for half the price as a gallon of Long Life

    its also no longer a warranty & recall program required part # to stock by dealers , like FIPG Orange 00295-01281 for example


    supply & demand .........



    LONG LIVE LONG-LIFE



    full strength long life coolant.jpg

     
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    And pie too, let's not just gloss over that.
     
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    Green works well in August

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    Your battery voltage is a little low but your fuel rate seems right on. 7.88 gallons to go 70 miles... Yup, it's a cruiser!
     
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    Hummm......guess the 2 gallon jugs of Toyota red all of sudden just worth a lot more now. Muhhhahahahaha
     
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    Yeah the alternator seems a little dead.
     
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