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replacing head gasket on old toyotas?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by mntbiker2008, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Jun 27, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    mntbiker2008

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    Hey all,

    This seemed like the best place since im trying to figure out how hard it is to replace the head gaskets on old toyotas. im looking at a few 87-95 trucks and 4 runners. A lot of the ones I have found say the head gaskets are bad. Apparently this is a common problem on the older yotas.

    how hard would it be? I just have the basic tools but am pretty good at learning things.

    this isnt going to be a dd. just a trail rig.
     
  2. Jun 27, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    If its just a trail rig then it should be a lot easier for you since you wont need to drive it. It is a fairly easy job just get an FSM and pay attention to where everything goes that you pull off.

    I recommend engnbldr for parts. I would also say that since you are getting into the motor that far just rebuild the whole thing. Engnbldr rebuild kits are under $300 and have everything you need
     
  3. Jun 27, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    ah so im guessing an engine lift is going to be needed?
     
  4. Jun 27, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    No you dont need an engine lift to replace the head gaskets....
     
  5. Jun 27, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    k thanks.
     
  6. Jun 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    shoot me a pm. I'll tell you about the ins and outs. Ive done the 22re and the 3.0 v6 head gaskets
     
  7. Jun 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    No you can do the headgasket with the engine in the truck. I am assuming you are talking about the 22re though. I have never done anything on a 3vze and now that I think about it those are the ones that always have bad headgaskets
     
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    my buddy has blown his head gasket on his '88 22re a couple of times and I killed my '91 3.0 v6 a couple of times too!
     
  9. Jun 27, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    thanks guys. yeh im talking about the 22 re engines. glad to hear I can do it without pulling the engine.
     
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    I replaced the head gasket in my 93 4x4 pickup with the 22re a couple years ago and it was a fairly easy job. Get a good quality torque wrench for tightening down the head bolts. Also there is a hidden allen head bolt under the throttle body that will have to come out, its mid head, pass side, well hidden. If you over-heated its probably a good idea to get the head pressure tested for warping....
     
  11. Jun 27, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    thanks. from all the info i have gotten on the vehicles the owners say the car had overheated. i will keep the testing in mind in case i get a rig that has done this.
     
  12. Jun 27, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    And remember that head bolts are one time use only so get new ones when you do it
     
  13. Jun 27, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    will do. thanks!
     
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