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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. Nov 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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    joeficsit

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    This is a SERIOUS write up and follow up comments! Thank you Tacoma World.
     
  2. Jan 1, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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  3. Mar 16, 2019 at 3:53 AM
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    Anyone can share a link for 4.0 V6 Taco 2005 replacing valve gasket with step by step guide? I would really appreciate for help.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2019 at 6:19 AM
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    Just looking through some old 2nd Gen posts, I saw @nwilli10 has changed on 4.0L.

    Don't forget to check your valve clearances while you have the covers off.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:04 AM
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  6. Mar 27, 2019 at 6:37 PM
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    So... I know this thread is about doing it yourself.. but did anyone get a quote from a shop for replacing the VCG?

    What can I expect a little Toyota shop to charge for this. I'm seeing anything from $350-$700 online
     
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  7. Apr 10, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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    This is a great write up. I see you know when to use Permatex Black vs. when NOT to use Ultra Grey. On that, I'm sure this gasket job will last for many years to come.
     
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  8. Apr 18, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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  9. Apr 18, 2019 at 8:03 PM
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    So I'm gonna do new VCG in the next few days. It's no fun having a cloud of smoke pouring out from under the hood. I got a gasket kit from ebay. I know it's in this thread someplace but it's late and i'm too lazy to scroll back. Do I use the BLACK or the GREY? Probably will do the plugs too, since I have no idea when they were last done. Any thoughts on which to use? And of course, any advice from you guys is why I love this place!!
     
  10. May 19, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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