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Blown Head Gasket. What now?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by sslongmuir, May 1, 2008.

  1. May 1, 2008 at 6:26 PM
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    sslongmuir

    sslongmuir [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I realized my head gasket is blown because its white smoke and the antifreeze smells like exhaust. It builds pressure within seconds so im almost positive thats what it is. So is a jjunkyard motor the best way because the motor has 200,000 anyway and it has a million quirks, uncommon of toyotas but i guess i got the lemon. I had the frame checked and its the best they have seen so far at my local dealership so no buy back for a few years. replacing the gasket doesnt seem worth it in my situation but feedback would be nice. Any high preformance 2.7s out there that i should look at? websites.
    thanks
     
  2. May 1, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    klown

    klown Tacoma World Ring Leader

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    You got 200k on her, I don't think it was a lemon. Get a new 4banger.
     
  3. May 1, 2008 at 6:41 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    That sucks. I've got nothing for you. I agree, though, about replacing the motor instead of the gasket. Perhaps talk to the dealer about getting a motor from a bad frame truck.
     
  4. May 2, 2008 at 4:28 AM
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    Janster

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    Hmm..... Research on the head gasket recall/TSB.

    Toyota has a recall on the head gaskets for those trucks.

    I thought it was lifetime ....but I'm not sure. I had my 96 head gasket done under the recall.

    Good Luck!
     
  5. May 2, 2008 at 5:41 AM
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    sslongmuir

    sslongmuir [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i looked at the recall and i think it was on the v-6's. but im gonna go look for a new motor today so. try to mod it out while i have it out but how long this ushally take? 1-2 days?
     
  6. May 2, 2008 at 8:13 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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    Hell could he put in a V6? That's what I'd do. Ask the guys at the dealer if it'll bolt in. I heard on another thread that it should smog ok.
     
  7. May 2, 2008 at 11:03 AM
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    sslongmuir

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    Idk. it would be nice but it needs to b quick because i hae no transportation. there is no motor in newengland that i can buy but one in new hampshire with 167,000 thats like 1400$. frig that.
     
  8. May 2, 2008 at 11:13 AM
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    sslongmuir

    sslongmuir [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i was also wondering if one of those hilux diesels would bolt directly in? anybody fimiliar with them?
     
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