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Job: Replacing Head Gasket

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by timberguy, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. Oct 8, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    timberguy

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    Howdy, I am gearing up to replace head gaskets on my 96 tacoma 3.4l. I would like to get some dos and don'ts from experienced people that have done this work in the past. Any information is helpful. Thank you.
     
  2. Oct 8, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    chris4x4

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  3. Oct 8, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    Super; thanks!
     
  4. Oct 8, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    What is a "valve grind gasket kit"? What does one of these kits include?
     
  5. Oct 8, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    It would be all the gaskets you need to pull the heads and replace the headgaskets since you have to pull the heads to grind the valves.

    It's not a complete overhaul gasket set, but it would be pretty close.

    Marc M
     
  6. Oct 8, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    Dang, wrekin I'll be needn one of these. Any places with good OEM prices?
     
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