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Valve Cover Gasket Leak?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bustedflyrod, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Dec 13, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    You do understand that in order to be ASE certified that you have to have a minimum of 2 years from a reputable shop sign you off and verify.... Right? Also, as far as the stochiometric. Wtf, are you talking about +-2? It is nothing other then how the engine articulates its timing for the injectors and spark on newer vehicles. Mainly seen them on Lexus and GM.


    Also, if something is wrong with your Harley, the only thing I'm going to tell you is, "It's a Harley. That's your problem." The only reason why you run away from ASE is because you are afraid someone will show you up? Sorry to tell you this. But, Carburetors are junk, and you are just pissed off because your PCV doesn't dump into the atmosphere anymore. :)
     
  2. Dec 13, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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    Correction: Lexus and Cadillacs is the only thing I have seen them on.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    DoorDing

    DoorDing Killing me? That's so two years ago.

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    Thanks for spelling carburetor correctly.
    Let the games continue ...
     
  4. Dec 13, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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    Look bucko.

    I've been twisting wrenches since 1967.
    I'm only 50.

    I'm GLAD that carbs are a thing of the past, and I'm glad that my crankcase ventilation system doesn't cover my engine with an oily mist.

    I run from ASE because they have done stupid things such as:

    '91 Ford Escort trans blew up. Got it back, car was getting 20mpg (was getting 35 before) and was not shifting right. "Tech" told me that I was lucky, his Ranger only got 18. Service manager told me to pound sand because the OBDS didn't report any problems. Trans blew up AGAIN, fixed again, tech wrote on the paperwork that it appeared that I had done a neutral-drop. I refused to sign the paperwork. Funny funny... car was back to 35mpg.

    Left the radiator cap for my '94 Toyota pickup on the distributor after changing the exhaust manifold. I found it after seeing steam after crossing a 5000ft pass.

    After performing a brake recall on my wife's '00 Echo, doing SOMETHING wrong that resulted in the inner brake pad separating from the caliper.

    Having my wife's '04 Rav4 for 3 weeks trying to troubleshoot a CEL. Finally swapping ECUs. When we got it back, missing items included the lower engine cover, 3 ground wires, and the battery compartment cover retaining clips.

    Her Rav, my '03 Tundra and '06 Silverado have not been back to an "ASE" service point since and wowee... haven't had a lick of trouble with any of them doing the work myself including the timing belt on the Tundra's 4.7
     
  5. Dec 13, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    Rich, I'm sorry. Please forgive me. It was a bad time in my life, and I want to put it behind me. I'm just glad that I finally found you after all of these years. You don't know the pressure that comes with ASE certification; it's hell in the limelight!

    Please accept my apology and let's move on from this darkness.

    Sincerely,

    DoorDing, ASE Master Automobile Technician
     
  6. Dec 13, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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    You actually admit to working for Claremont Toyota? :D
     
  7. Dec 13, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    Even ASE Rockstars gotta pay the bills.
     
  8. Dec 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    I'm not sure working for that particular dealership could pay for gas to get there.

    The dealership is, or at one point was, owned by Cal Worthington (it was when I went there).

    And no, I never worked there.
     
  9. Dec 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    Another sad admission: I was Cal's original dog Spot. :anonymous:
     
  10. Dec 14, 2012 at 12:17 AM
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    Define reputable please. Lots of shops claim to be, but most are not.

    Draft tubes didn't have a Pollution Control Valve. Just a breather filter in the valve cover and a down draft tube coming out of the crankcase that pulled a suction when going down the road.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    LOL!

    Seriously though... the fact that I didn't know you were ASE speaks volumes.

    I have too many certifications and qualifications to list on a resume. If someone asks, they get the short list that pertains to their project and needs. An engineer that needs someone who specializes in spread spectrum ethernet communications couldn't care less if I'm trained in bench repair of HV power supplies.
    But I don't throw up my certs in someone's face as a counter to an argument. All a cert means is that someone was able to stay awake and remember enough to pass the final test.

    Actions speak louder than words... or certificates.
    Every time a "tech" is challenged, the next thing he says is "I'm ASE/MMI/AA/BS/PhD"
    Sure they are.
    And how do you refer to the guy who graduated last from medical school?
    "Doctor"
    That simply means "I don't have a logical answer"
     
  12. Dec 14, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    Yup. The modern PCV and EFI systems are part of the reason that we no longer have to change our oil every 3000 miles, or change our plugs every 12,000.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    I'm not ASE certified, but I'm willing to learn. Would they send me some place special?

    I don't mind a bit when someone uses their credentials to substantiate their statements, but I expect more than, "It's true because I said so, and I graduated from WeSaySo Academy." In my experience, true mastery of knowledge seldom comes solely from an educational setting, but it can be an important starting point. The successful application of training is what matters most, not the importance the student attaches to the certification.

    I have a friend that has busted his ass for over 40 years to build a very successful transmission shop, and he still does more rebuild work than any of his employees. I know he's gone through a few schools over the years, but most of his knowledge has been earned while standing in front of his bench, figuring things out for himself. Watching him work while having a conversation is almost like a magic show. In his case, innate mechanical talent and hard work are much more important than any certifications he may hold.

    Training, talent, and experience all have their place. I don't want to get in the middle of the Great ASE War, but I thought that needed to be said.
     
  14. Dec 14, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    Bingo.

    Couldn't have said it better.
     
  15. Dec 14, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    you sir, are correct. "ASE" is a joke. Does this mean ALL "ASE" techs are idiots? No, it does not. Does that mean "other" None "ASE" "techs" are immune to the same laziness? No.

    But i have similar experience... and I'm no where near as old. :D

    Moral of the story? Turn your own g-damned wrench and do it right the first time. even if you have to do it 3 times, it'll cost you less then paying another monkey to do it wrong the first time.
     
  16. Dec 14, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    A man's got to know his limitations.

    I'm all for diving into a project, but there's a lot to be said for assessing the difficulty first, and deciding if it's really something you're ready to tackle yourself. Every shop has a long list of DIY horror stories. Heck, there are some floating around TW, with others in the making.

    I highly recommend that the first purchase any DIYer makes is the factory service manual. It'll break down tasks very well, and let the mechanic decide if they're equipped and experienced enough to take on the job. I'll be downloading mine tomorrow before installing Timbren SES stops on my rear axle because I want to know the torque spec for the spring U-bolts. I could do it without the manual, but I'd feel pretty stupid if I screwed up the U-bolts while my torque wrenches were laughing at me. I could probably find the spec quickly online, but I'd feel a lot better about the information coming from the FSM. I'm funny that way.
     
  17. Dec 14, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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    well, i seem to not have those issues....

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    and i could still argue messing up your ubolts and having your torque wrench laugh at you is still going to cost you less. plus think of the price you cant put on knowledge.
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  18. Dec 14, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    A very effective method of learning is by trial and error.

    A less painful method is learning from the mistakes of others ;)
     
  19. Dec 14, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    I think the Doctor would consider spending $15 and NOT trashing my U-bolts to be quite clever, especially if I download the rest of the FSM at the same time. ;)
     
  20. Dec 14, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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    those are some awesome shop rate hours in your area!
     
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