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1995 tacoma 2.7 head gasket

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jramuz, May 23, 2011.

  1. May 23, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    jramuz

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    I bought a 1995 tacoma 2.7 and the previous owner apperently replaced the head gasket on it, but did not torked the bolds or sets the timing marks correctly. After messing with it I fanally got it to start, but its rought and it makes pressure on the radiator and radiator hoses. The engine sounds like its hard to turn. I am thinking of removing the head again and replacing the gasket again the right way. I am just worry about the timing marks because they have been moved already and may not be set correctly on it. Can Anyone provide instructions and correct timing marks for timing chain and distributor. I will greatly appreciate your help.
     
  2. May 23, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    Tylerm5000

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    It might be timed correctly. There is a variable valve timing on that engine that stumped my mechanic when he changed mine. That might be what is wrong with it. It will run, but run like crap. There is a mark on the gear that drives the camshaft. I cannot remember but if I find the instructions I will let you know.
     
  3. May 24, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    Thanks man I will greatly appreciated.
     
  4. May 25, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    yea they are hard to time.if they are even a little off they will run but run real rough.take it off and do it again is what id do
     
  5. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    Take the whole head off or the distributor?
     
  6. Jun 28, 2011 at 5:01 AM
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    There is no VVT-i on that motor and it is probably one of the easiest to time. The hardest part is the getting the distributor right.
     
  7. Jun 28, 2011 at 5:04 AM
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