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Is it normal to need to top off your coolant every so often (every few weeks) or should I be concerned about a leak? :jerkit:
 

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How much do you put in? Is there coolant in your oil? Do you visually see coolant on the ground?
 

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No, none on the ground or in my oil. I topped it off 10-15 days ago and it needed 2 cups or so yesterday.
 

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Check your upper and lower rad hose ends, obviously anything damp will signify if theres a leak. Only other spot ive had a problem with it the throttle body coolant lines/gasket.
 

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yea just check all coolant hoses. if they or the clamps look old replace em. one of my heater core hoses was leaking. still had the super old clamps on em.
 

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Also another thing, when checking coolant levels, check it under same conditions.

That means if you checked it while it was hot or cold engine, you need to make the second check the same as the first check. If it was hot, second check should be when hot.
 

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If you are adding a couple cups to the radiator every couple weeks and not noting the overflow level you'll run out of coolant before your rad runs out of room.

In a heat cycle the coolant expands pushing some out. Quadruple check for leaks including the line to the overflow and the bottle itself, then leave the rad were it wants to be.
 

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Get some SLLC pink (super long life coolant) from a toyota dealer and drain yours and replace. If it leaks anywhere externally, you WILL see it. It makes a flourescent pink crust at the leak location that is super obvious and you will be able to find it. Losing a few cups every few weeks is too much.
 
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