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A Question About Engine Gaskets and other stuff

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ToronoTaco, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. Jun 15, 2020 at 8:25 PM
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    ToronoTaco

    ToronoTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Howdy Hive Mind,

    Im a recent poster abd would love some wisdom,
    [​IMG]

    I've been told that I have a valve cover gasket is leaking and I plan on going balls deep and replacing the gasket, the big quesion is should i change all the other gaskets on the engine, ive seen some kits for sale with a whole bunch of them.

    heres the link for the valve cover one
    https://www.autopartsway.ca/partdet...sealing-systems/engine-valve-cover-gasket-set

    and for the bigger set
    https://www.amazon.com/ECCPP-4Runner-Graphite-Compatible-Gaskets/dp/B07PLH3H22

    my big problem is im canadian and I dont want to pay to import parts from the states. If any fellow cannucks could throw me some links I would be grateful.


    Also

    Since im in canada i need to have the truck be emission certified before I can even get it on the road, and luckely I have the a bad 02 sensor, I dont remember the code, but I can it post later.
    Loking under the the beauty I'm greeted with this too

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    the muffler makes less noise then my GFs honda civic, but damn this is rusted to shit, is it worth replacing/repairing?

    but wait, there's more

    My rear bumper has a whole rusted through it, the chrome is keeping the rust in. I just want to replace the bumper with anything really.
    [​IMG]

    thats really it for my bitching, but I would love to take some of your precous information
     
  2. Jun 15, 2020 at 8:30 PM
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    Red October

    Red October Well-Known Member

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    Replacing all those gaskets in that kit is a really big job, especially if you're new to this. I think if your truck is running well, and doesn't have other major leaks, your best bet is just to do the valve cover gasket at this point.
     
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  3. Jun 15, 2020 at 8:44 PM
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    ToronoTaco

    ToronoTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    [QUOTE="Red October, post:] Thats fair I might be biting off more then I can chew, but I have the time thanks to the rona
     
  4. Jun 15, 2020 at 10:10 PM
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    Currygoat

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    •Recent valve cover gasket thread:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/am-i-leaking-oil-from-motor.667293/

    •02 sensor thread (can be problematic getting off if the nuts are rusted round. OEM are preferred for this part):
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/rear-o2-sensor-done.142451/

    •Great after market rear bumper (on my truck). Almost identical to stock and great price:
    https://www.amazon.com/TKY-TY40342C...rds_browse-bin:4709468011&s=automotive&sr=1-8

    Also what does your frame look like? That is heavy duty rust on the bumper/muffler.
     
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  5. Jun 16, 2020 at 10:42 AM
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    ToronoTaco

    ToronoTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    @Currygoat the frame isnt too bad, or atleast not by my standards as a canadian.
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    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Jun 16, 2020 at 11:41 AM
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    ToronoTaco

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    big note ont the engine light, its a p1135
     
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  7. Jun 16, 2020 at 9:57 PM
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    Currygoat

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    Your frame looks toast dude (or very near death). I would be worrying about that and not the valve cover gaskets and bumper.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2020 at 10:01 PM
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    ToronoTaco

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    @Currygoat ive been tapping it rather agressively with a hammer there hasnt been anybreakthroughs yet and ive gone over most of it
     
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  9. Jun 16, 2020 at 10:04 PM
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    Dalandser

    Dalandser ¡Me Gustan Las Tacos-mas!

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    Get after it with a 4.5” wire wheel and go from there. If there’s solid metal coat it.
     
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  10. Jun 16, 2020 at 10:34 PM
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    Abeyancer

    Abeyancer Not so secret, secret van guy

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    Coat it and then plate it with Safe T caps! These frames rot from the inside out, I'd worry like crazy about that :eek:

    OP you say that's decent by Canadian standards?!?!
     

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