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New 5th Gen - Coolant Seeping from Top of Coolant Tank

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by coloradoh, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Jul 31, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    coloradoh

    coloradoh [OP] New Member

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    Has anyone had this issue before? Every once in awhile, when I'm checking under the hood, I'll notice some dried coolant that seems to have seeped from the top of the coolant reservoir.

    I scrape it off with a fingernail, reseat the cap, and continue on. It's not regular - I will sometimes check after a hard tow and there is no seepage, but then I won't check again for another 1k miles and it will be there.

    It's not much - at 8500 hard miles, the tank is now only sliiightly creeping below the "F" fill level.

    Has anyone seen this before? (See attached image.)

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  2. Jul 31, 2020 at 11:05 AM
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    Agent_Outside

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    It’s not a sealed pressured tank, so the lid just kinda clips in place vs a truly watertight fit. It’s not big deal of some slouches up there, it’ll happen, especially under hard use when the vehicle is getting bounced around.
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2020 at 11:51 AM
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    Ionyx

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    Same here, even if you're not bouncing around mine would do the same. I check the level frequently as part of everything else and doesn't come down so you're good.
     
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