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Rebuilt Head. What does it mean exactly?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by scott12, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Feb 1, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    Hello. I'm looking to buy a 2000 4 Cylinder 5 speed that has a rebuilt head. What exactly does it mean and is it risky to buy a car that someone else had work done too? I'm not so familiar with mechanics so any help is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    It depends on how much of it was rebuilt.

    The head is where the camshafts/valves, etc..all reside.

    The head could have been removed/machined, honed, valves adjusted, new seals, etc...

    The important thing is to find out why the head(s) had to be rebuilt.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    The ad says the head was rebuilt due to the truck consuming oil.
     
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