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Left side valve cover cracked can't find new one *help*

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by KalamaKid, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Dec 20, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    KalamaKid

    KalamaKid [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm helping some family in Houston Texas fix up a broken down T-100. It has the 5VZ-FE engine (same as Tacoma/4-runner) and it needs a new valve cover. Someone in the past over torqued the bolt just forward of the oil filler plug and now the cover has cracked all the way through and is spitting out oil. I called every junk yard in town and none have a "good" part to replace this with. I called NAPA and they can't even find a part number for it. I just put some RTV around the broken piece and bolted it up :eek:, but if this doesn't work where and how can I find one quick without going to a stealership? (this truck has 300,000 miles and on its 8th life)

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. Dec 20, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    ttora says (your fucked if your break it) :(
     
  3. Dec 20, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    Find a welding shop and ask if they can fix it.

    Wouldn't be a job for an amateur, but if it's just a crack a professional should be able to weld it up without warping the cover.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    Welding would probably work but it would be a last ditch effort.

    TTT
     
  5. Dec 20, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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  7. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    If the JB weld doesn't hold up for the next two days i'll pull the trigger on those Egay ones. +1 for you sir
     
  8. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    how about rancho truck parts?
     
  9. Dec 20, 2011 at 11:57 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    Them and a few other places won't sell just one valve cover. I need to buy the head or larger assembly.

    Also found out not all 5vz valve covers are the same as Toyota added coil packs a few years down the road. Merry Christmas!!!
     
  10. Dec 21, 2011 at 4:54 AM
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    Always happy to help. Let us know how the JB weld hold up. :D:D
     
  11. Dec 23, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    jeremy_283

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    JB Weld for a temporary (or long term) fix. I've seen it done on race quads.
     
  12. Dec 26, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    I just cracked mine in the same place, I guess they werent kidding about the 53 in lbs. I was trying to tighten mine to stop it seeping oil on my exhaust crossover. I found this website for new covers, a lot cheaper than ebay, under $200.
    http://www.toyota-parts-dealer.com/
    Im gonna see if JB weld will hold too before replacing it.
     
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