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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. Jun 28, 2020 at 5:01 PM
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    ramonortiz55

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    glad to hear sir!
     
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  2. Jun 28, 2020 at 5:29 PM
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    did your supervisor approve the work?
     
  3. Jun 28, 2020 at 5:31 PM
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    bish
     
  4. Jun 28, 2020 at 5:39 PM
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    I saw this and approved, considering Toyota dealer quoted $800+ for it. Thanks again!
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  5. Jun 28, 2020 at 6:56 PM
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    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 1.9” pulley, methanol injected Haltech ECU, AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner Haltech stand alone ECU
    I got mine done and approved with the help of this thread, :)
    Went a bit more and added red paint and had fuel injectors cleaned and serviced from motor west.

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  6. Jul 18, 2020 at 10:41 AM
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    I'm about to do the whole valve cover thing (both sides leaking) on my 95 Tacoma SR5, it's at 330k yes 330k and runs great, was wondering what would be the best kit to go with, and sorry if some one has already recommend one. I've noticed my Tacoma can be picky about the kind of parts I use on her and thanks in advance
     
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  7. Jul 18, 2020 at 10:43 AM
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    OEM dealership
     
  8. Jul 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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    Promise you the tacoma wont be picky about that one.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2020 at 3:30 PM
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    Very nice write up!
     
  11. Jul 20, 2020 at 7:00 AM
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    My dealership wanted to charge me +$150 in just parts got em on rock auto for like 20 bucks no leaks no ragerts
     
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  12. Jul 20, 2020 at 7:31 AM
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    dealership charged me $180.

    No leaks, no regrets
     
  13. Jul 20, 2020 at 7:32 AM
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    Y'all bitches be crazy
     
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  14. Aug 24, 2020 at 11:12 AM
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    Thanks for the write up! I'm about to do this for my truck as well

    Does anyone else have a line on OEM parts deals?
    I tried getting ahold of Gunny but it looks like he hasn't been on here since Feb
     
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  15. Sep 11, 2020 at 9:16 AM
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    309km east of Hazard ...the good life
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    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
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    when do these 2 items start to weep?
    i have 50k miles on the other items replaced at 112k but these 2 were not done then, and i am surprised they have not started any noticeable weep yet as far as i can feel back behind there at current mileage
    5. Camshaft Plugs - Part #11188-62010 - 2 Total
    6. Halfmoon Plugs - Part #11183-62010 - 4 Total

    might they be good-2-go until the next time the VCG starts weeping on me
    or are they replaceable without disturbing the other stuffs
    ty
     
  16. Sep 11, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    dude, if you are replacing them - with how cheap gaskets are and what not.. id be replacing everything else in there.
     
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  17. Sep 11, 2020 at 10:24 AM
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    keep an eye on them. once they start weeping, to it ALL.
     
  18. Sep 11, 2020 at 10:28 AM
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    oh dude, i just was curious if these 2 items are going to be ok to 200k+ miles that i am heading for is all :)
    what others experience with them was is all
    ty
     
  19. Nov 13, 2020 at 12:31 PM
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    @ramonortiz55 Thanks for the write-up! With it and @Timmah! video, this gal here is feeling confident to tackle this engine tune-up :fingerscrossed:. I have all next week off, so gonna start it Monday.

    Parts arrived today! And I even got my local dealer to price match Boch Toyota (MA), which had excellent online prices!

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    Wish me luck! I’ll be sure to chime in for advice/help if I hit any snags.

    Happy Friday everybody!:D

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  20. Nov 13, 2020 at 2:02 PM
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    Good luck with the job Misty. Let us know how it went for you.
     
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