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Old 10-19-2010, 08:38 AM   #1
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coolant flush/ water pump

Hello Everyone,

Has anyone ever used the flush and fill on their car? I've used it on steel radiators but I can't recall if their is a warning about not using it on aluminum radiators and blocks?

Usually I fill it with the flush and fill, take it for a 14 min drive, let it cool down. Drain fill it with distilled water, drain it then proceed with the antifreeze and the additives. I saw in another post the toyota coolant is a high life/mileage type similar to the peak extended. I want to avoid build up and avoid water pump failure. Any idea when the pumps go?
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:44 AM   #2
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Pumps go at 30K miles LOL, but I'm quite sure you past that with an '01
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:07 PM   #3
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you're joking right?
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:18 PM   #4
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:17 PM   #5
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Mine went out at around 19k miles. Starting to leak every so slightly again so i just top it off once a month now.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:17 PM   #6
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wow that's insane that they let it go, it appears to be a problem with the 05-08 yaris. Since I have 100k on the original (echo) pump and I saw others are getting around 170k, I think I won't fret that much.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:56 PM   #7
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So how many miles on your Echo?
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:39 AM   #8
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103k. So I still plan on doing the flush and replacing the stat. I'm looking into high flow stats right now but all the ones I have seen in the past dont have the bleeder and its tough to drill a small hole in those high flow ones. Maybe foreign cars are different. I'll create a new post on thermostats when I plan on doing it probably some time next weekend.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:06 PM   #9
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Just stick with an OEM thermostat.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:51 PM   #10
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Pumps go at 30K miles LOL, but I'm quite sure you past that with an '01
lol aren't you on your third pump already?

Mine still looks like the OEM one at 100,000 km... we'll see how long it lasts. I've done 4 so far at work and mileage ranged from 60k - 140k km
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:11 PM   #11
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Yeah, lucky number 3 LOL
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:14 PM   #12
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yea i have the entire service history on the car. It was all done by the dealer and there is nothing about a water pump failure. I think the reason for the bad taste is whatever changed in the 05-08 is what did it. I don't know if people outside of those production dates have issues. Personally I'm used to water pumps only lasting 110k-140k.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:56 PM   #13
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I personally think it's only a seal failure, because there was no play and no abnormal noise coming from it. The only evidence was the pink line being left in the hood from coolant spaying off the belt.
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:06 PM   #14
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I've done 3 that had play and caused a belt squeal and one that just had coolant leaking from the hole.
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:37 AM   #15
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I have 27k on mine and every now and then when I open the hood I get a faint wiff of coolant. Could it be the beginning of the end for my water pump? Dealer say's it's nothing. What do you think?
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:27 AM   #16
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Could be nothing. The tell tale sign is a pink line in the hood, directly over the belt.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:31 AM   #17
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Anybody know where the engine drain block is to drain coolant of a yaris 2007? All I am seeing is the drain cock for the radiator. I looked up on the yaris service manual, in the diagram it shows just right of the dipstick, I dont see it. I want to drain my coolant before winter hits, I have 99000'ish miles on it.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:59 AM   #18
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The block tap is behind the exhaust manifold.
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