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Regarding the coolant loss, I forgot to mention after shutdown, and walking by the front of the truck, you can smell something. Smells like hot coolant, or coolant burning, its hard to explain.
Ive kept it running, looking for a pin hole leak under pressure, but can't find anything. I figured it is burning it, but why the smell up front then? The engine is sealed, and the exhaust should exhaust it outback.
I am second guessing myself on keeping it, but then when I think trade it, I second guess that as well.
It really comes down to do I take this truck to the 15 year mark, or do I take the next one to 15 years. I am 42, and in my plans are the purchase of only one more truck until I reach 57. At 57, prior to retiring at 62, I will buy another while still working. So with one more purchase until age 57, I was thinking hold this and hope for a new release, and it would be 11 years with this, and 14 years next truck, or 12 here then 13 in next, depending when toyota does a new release. I have to keep in mind if I were to buy now, that would mean basically driving the same design/truck for 25 years.