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1st gen Tacoma - 3rd gen 4runner - swapping out valve cover gaskets - **Pictures!**

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ramonortiz55, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. May 30, 2017 at 3:36 PM
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    Itchyfeet

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    I don't think you have to they're aluminum. I kind of felt like I wasted the money when I bought them. I was thinking they would be rubber.
     
  2. Jun 10, 2017 at 7:13 PM
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    I bet it is something so silly and easy, but I just changed the valve cover gaskets on my truck today. Put everything back together and now my truck won't start :(

    I took videos and pictures of where hoses go and I'm sure the firing order is correct.

    It cranks but won't start. What could it be? Spark plugs and coil pack are relatively new.
     
  3. Jun 10, 2017 at 8:03 PM
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    jjsul

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    Are the plugs sparking?

    Maybe look at all the electrical connections that are used to remove and reinstall the VCG?
     
  4. Jun 10, 2017 at 8:12 PM
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    KevinTaco98

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    None yet :D
    Gotta check tmrw. Ran out of daylight. What a shitty day and Saturday spent
     
  5. Jun 11, 2017 at 4:56 AM
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  6. Jun 11, 2017 at 5:34 AM
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    So I'm here messing with it. Truck has check engine light on, and the engine temp gauge is maxed out on H without the key even being in. How could that be?
     
  7. Jun 11, 2017 at 5:57 AM
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    Im such a damn idiot. All I had to do was let it crank for like 10 seconds (yesterday I only let it crank 3 because I was so nervous) and she started right up. Ran violent as hell tho and shaked like crazy. So I checked things out and the air intake (top) had loose bolts. Tightened up and she's running right again. :thumbsup: Damn I'm a nervous wreck when it comes to my baby
     
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  8. Jun 11, 2017 at 9:48 AM
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    Nice work boss man!
     
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  9. Jul 8, 2017 at 11:18 AM
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    Will The black permatex RTV sealant work?
     
  10. Jul 16, 2017 at 10:17 AM
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    omegaman1955

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    I had just had mine replaced along w/new plugs & wires.Plenum too since truck has 328k on it.
    I just can't work on these trucks much over the basics anymore myself.

    sunrise 7 17 014.jpg
     
  11. Jul 21, 2017 at 8:49 AM
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    FWIW, I took the injectors out of my 2002 with 200k miles to have them cleaned. After cleaning, the flow rate only improved very slightly. In my experience, it wasn't worth the cost.
     
  12. Jul 21, 2017 at 8:57 AM
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    ramonortiz55

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    You never know - its one of those things you just gotta do unless you have your own means to check the flowrates before submitting them to get cleaned.

    I think its well worth it for peace of mind
     
  13. Sep 7, 2017 at 6:25 AM
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    You don't.

    I just did it for the fun of it.
     
  14. Jan 17, 2018 at 4:34 PM
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    vettehigh

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    Where can I get the book on this or is there a place I can print out instructions?
     
  15. Jan 17, 2018 at 4:39 PM
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    really dont know.
    Im sure you can print this thread out :)
     
  16. Jan 17, 2018 at 4:44 PM
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    vettehigh

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    On your post #2 about half way down, I see a book and/or manual that you have with detailed instructions
     
  17. Jan 17, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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    Yes, but i dont have it anymore.

    I dont remember how or where i got it from
     
  18. Jan 29, 2018 at 9:52 AM
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    Has anyone used aftermarket gaskets? Are oem the best by a long shot? I can potentially save about $40.
     
  19. Jan 29, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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  20. Jan 29, 2018 at 10:09 AM
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    cruxofthebisquit

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    OME and worth every penny.
    I like the FelPro set better myself. It's just neoprene rubber. None of them last forever.
    We used to be stuck with cork.
     
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