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front pipe gasket help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by willcarlton, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. Nov 5, 2014 at 3:41 PM
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    I uave a 1996 tacoma 2.7 liter and i kept hearing a ticking nose so i put the two front pipe pipe gaskets on and it stoped for a few then it would tick rite when i crank it then stop then it has gotten back to normal and im talking about all of 4 days...i put new gaskets in anf tighten all 3 bolts equally until they were all tight i dont kniw what else to do can someone help me please so i can get this tickin to stop......thank u
     
  2. Nov 6, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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    exhaust pipe..? the "front" gasket that connects exhaust to header? specify, please.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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    I would look over the exhaust manifold, especially between the 2nd and 3rd cylinders, and look for cracks. Pretty common on our early 2.7s.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2014 at 2:45 PM
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    I poured a ton of cheap gaskets down my two 2.7s until I finally sprung for the OEM gaskets. Haven't had a problem since.

    I've also had the manifold crack, though, so definitely check it. If you replace it, do yourself a favor and upgrade to the mini-header so it doesn't crack again. I had one that I replaced with another manifold and the new one cracked within a couple of months.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2014 at 4:28 PM
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    you got a link for the mini header?
     
  6. Nov 6, 2014 at 6:34 PM
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    Its an OEM part...go through the stealer or salvage yard...with that said I ordered mine through a fella on yota tech. Think his user name was death cougar. Was still from the dealer though(think he worked there) but it was a "kit" so everything was there, no chasing little things down.
     
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    Yea it is were the front pipe connects to the bottom of manifold how much arevthe shortyvheaders and does it help with power and alll..and what does 3rz mean
     
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    thanks, I didn't even think about the egr

    from the looks of it, this header is tubed steel but doesn't appear designed to flow any better then the stock cast manifold so im guessing engine performance wont change and is going to be about the same thing with the cast manifold.

    but after reading posts of people having replaced with another cast manifold which cracks after a few years (one poor guy had 3 new cast manifolds crack on him in 10 years) I can see where spending more money for this one is a much smarter way to go
     
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    will this work on a 1999 2.4L 2RZFE engine as well? im assuming it will but would really rather know for sure before ordering one.

    ok, I just confirmed this at another thread

     
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    $180 for the header, then add the cost of gaskets (which you should buy anyway if you replace the manifold).

    http://www.toyotapartszone.com/oem/toyota~manifold~exhaust~17141-75080.html

    3rz is the model number of the 2.7 liter motor that was in all the 1st gen Tacomas with 2.7.

    I didn't notice any more power with the mini header, but I definitely noticed that I don't have to worry about ever replacing the manifold again. If there's an exhaust leak, I can automatically rule out the manifold. After having 2 of the manifolds break in one year on my last truck, I never want to own one with the manifold in it again.
     
  12. Nov 7, 2014 at 2:35 PM
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    one thing I did notice that is different about the tubular header is that the heat shield mounting points from the cast manifold have several smaller ones plus the two larger ones, so while the cast heat shield may bolt on by the two big ones, it wont fit right because its shaped different and those other mounting points aren't there to keep it from vibrating and maybe cracking or rattling so I will be trying to find the part number for the correct heat shield for it or maybe leave it off altogether but I like to put things back they way they should be if I can.
     
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  13. Nov 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM
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    I left the heat shield off. It's been about 14 months with no problems.
     
  14. Nov 8, 2014 at 8:24 AM
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    I think its just there to keep the heat from drying out and eventually cracking the air intake tube over time but if it can be replaced its put on there for a reason so why not keep it even though I don't think not having it would cause any problems drying out nearby plastics until 10-15 years later
     

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