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2.7l valve job

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by todntes, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Jun 20, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    todntes

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    I took my 2000 Tacoma Extended cab 4wd with a 2.7l engine to a local shop due to loss of power, bad gas mileage and check engine light. They determined there was low compression in the #2 cylinder due to a stuck valve. They estimated $2000 for a valve job and machining of the head. Does this sound accurate? I found a brand new short block online for $2000 with free delivery. Are they trying to take me or am i missing something? Any info would be helpful.
     
  2. Jun 20, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    That price is WAY too high. Also you could remove the head and take it to a machine shop to get the work done, that would save you some money.
     
  3. Jun 20, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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    tacomakid96

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    x2 they are screwing you.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    $2000!? cmon you really need to ask if you are getting screwed here.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    nagelg

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    Times are tough everywhere, the bottom feeders try to find suckers behind every rock.

    I'd push a couple cans of Sea Foam through it before doing anything.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2010 at 5:32 AM
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    for $3000 LCE will sell you a ported head and brand its new
     
  7. Jun 28, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    I am tearing down the engine in the driveway now but still deciding weather I should order a rebuilt head for $375 or take mine to a machine shop and have it re-one. Does anyone know an estimate of what they charge for valves / machining?
     
  8. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    dually

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    It cost be $130 for a total breakdown of my head, bead blast and valve seals. For a 3 angle valve job, new seals and maybe a couple valves should only run 400..
     
  9. Jun 30, 2010 at 2:58 PM
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    Barnone

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    I would test the compression myself or get a second opinion before I tore into it. You can get a inexpensive compression tester at Harbor Freight.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    2000yota

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    heckkkk naww i got a guy down here in MS that can get me a whole new motor and install it to for 1500
     
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