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can i just put head gasket on?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by chays, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Jun 13, 2012 at 4:16 AM
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    chays

    chays [OP] Well-Known Member

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    just bought a 2000 tacoma with
    2.7 and head gasket is leaking.
    has 240k miles.hasnt ran very hot on gauge,
    can i just change head gasket and be ok?
    or is that to many miles?should i just look
    for a used low mileage engine?
    how long do these 2.7 usely last?
    also is this a common problem?
    thanx for help.
    chays
     
  2. Jun 13, 2012 at 4:49 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Some stuff. Not a lot, just some.
    It's best to have the head checked while you have it off with that many miles too. If it is warped, cracked or needs a valve job then you could be changing the gasket sooner than you would like.
     

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