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?? Head Question ??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Gregdaddy, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. Aug 14, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    Gregdaddy

    Gregdaddy [OP] Lurker

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    I have blown 2 head gaskets in the past year on my 1996 Tacoma 2.7L engine. While removing the head this second time, in the front yard, a passerby stopped and I told him my story, which is , I had taken my head to a machine shop the first time and they saw damage on the bottom so they milled it down, gave it back to me and now about a year later I have blown another head gasket.

    The passerby told me that you can not mill the aluminum heads on a a Toyota 2.4 or 2.7 liter engine that you have to replace the head. I have the head out and ready to go to the machine shop but am wondering now do I need to replace the head ?

    a compression check was done to verify . fyi .

    Any feedback will help thanks.
     
  2. Aug 14, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    devilsalmostfree

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    u might get a better response if this was posted in the 4 cylinder section!
     
  3. Aug 14, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    higherlux

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    did you torque the head bolts town to specs??
    the first time
     
  4. Aug 15, 2009 at 5:36 AM
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    Gregdaddy

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    10-4 , I followed the torque specs and tightening sequence straight from the Haynes manual. I will also post this in the 4cyl section also.
     
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