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Old 12-06-2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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3.0 head gasket

I finally started rebuilding my top end of my toy after the crappy job a previous mechanic did. I wanted to replace the timing belt, he said don't worry about it. I inspected it and there was a tear in it I could turn my water pump by hand. Not suppose to be able to do that if the timing belt was snug. What an idiot. I worked on the truck for 3 hours and got it down to the heads. I could see where the intake gaskets were leaking too. Hopefully my heads aren't cracked. That would be a bummer. I guess I'll see when they come off and go to the machine shop.









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Old 12-19-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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Is this is the wrong forum? If your going to pull the heads off, make sure you straight-edge the block and heads!
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Old 12-19-2009, 04:27 PM   #3
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I was working at a Toyota dealership, when the V06 campaign was going on. I did so many of those head gaskets, I swear I could do 'em in my sleep.

We didn't really see any with warped blocks, the ones that got a new short block were the ones with the #6 cylinder, that had the cross hatching worn off of the back of the cylinder. Be sure and check that while you've got the heads off.

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I am a Toyota Master technician myself and did over 100 of those headgaskets.

About 7% of the time I had to strip the blocks down and send out the block to have it machined. I used to love doing them because they paid like 22 hours!

In the recall Toyota specified no more than .010 warpage between the head & the block. There were times when the heads were OK but the blocks were down to .007. The recall specifically instructed you to have the block machined, not replaced with a short block.

Anyhow, make sure you check everything, and you need to insure that the straight edge is good!
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I never overheated it and the bottom end has about 20,000 on the rebuild from before. The guy before was an idiot that did it before. I will check the block though.
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