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Identify leak...

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Inverno4, May 29, 2013.

  1. May 29, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Inverno4 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    04 SR5 4x4 TRD Xtra Cab
    Last oil change I noticed this dried chunk of coolant near the head gasket, above the oil filter. I scraped it off only to have it starting again, very slowly at 1,000 mile into this oil. Is this 100% a bad head gasket? Engine runs great, oil looks fine, coolant level normal. I'm not sure this is a job that my buddy and I can tackle. Toyota said its $1100. I'm kind of stick as to what to do. Any help? What about a hometown garage instead of the dealer? Thanks

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