Coolant Flush -- Toyota Camry LE (4 Cyl) 2007

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Old 10-19-16, 04:00 PM
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Coolant Flush -- Toyota Camry LE (4 Cyl) 2007

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I can see a yellow plug on driver side at front of the radiator ? I think most of the posts available in net says it is in the rear on passenger side .

Is this the right plug ?
 
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Are you going to a flush or just a drain & fill ?

Sometimes it's easier to remove the lower rad hose to drain the system.
 
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Old 10-19-16, 08:13 PM
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Both my Toyotas have drain on the driver side.
 
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Old 10-27-16, 07:50 PM
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Thanks and sorry for the delayed reply.

Will drain and refill. So I think I can try using the drain plug I am seeing --- worst case it will drain some other fluid . I checked it with hand and looks like it is hand tightened
 
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Old 10-27-16, 08:11 PM
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yeah, but a strong hand. Original Toyota coolant is pinkish in color. You will drain only what's in radiator, canister and, hoses. Engine has its own peacock, it varies from engine to engine. V6 have 2 of them, 1 on each bank side.
I say, drain radiator, turn engine on and run a little. This will pump more coolant out of engine. 15-20 seconds.
Then simply refill. No need to buy Toyota OEM coolant, Prestone will do.
Make sure you burp the cooling system.
 
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just making a note. this has 10 year 150k coolant in it. make sure you get the same to put back in it. pink toyota coolant also come premixed.
 
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I agree with going with the same exact coolant the car had in it to start with. Modern coolants are formulated differently between the car manufacturers and have apparently significant different properties. Gasket failures, water pump bearing failures are a couple things that might happen running the incorrect coolant.

For instance, my F150 has the G05 gold colored coolant in it whereas my sister's Corolla has the pinkish Toyo Long Life coolant. I would not mix the 2 or even run the green "one size fits all" Prestone in either.
 
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