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What is this Gasket?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Steven4815, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. Mar 1, 2015 at 8:43 PM
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    Steven4815

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    Hey guys, this is my first post of what will probably be many on this forum. Recently I picked up a 97 Tacoma 2rz with a blown head gasket. I've had the head Professionally checked, Cleaned, and Machined and it's looking good. upon putting it together I ran into one snag though.

    I bought this fel-pro gasket kit:

    http://www.amazon.com/Fel-Pro-HS946...toyota:tacoma&keywords=felpro+head+gasket+set

    And it came with just about every gasket that I needed to do this Job; however, on the back end of the head there's a coolant inlet with a triangle shaped port that I don't have the gasket for. you can see the gasket that I need in the bottom left of this set.

    http://www.amazon.com/Beck-Arnley-0...ta:tacoma&keywords=beck+and+arnley+gasket+set

    What would this gasket be called? can anyone find me a part number? I've been looking forever.

    Thanks in Advance!!
     
  2. Mar 1, 2015 at 9:13 PM
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    You are one of my new favorite people. You have no idea how much I appriciate that!:thumbsup:
     
  4. Mar 2, 2015 at 10:09 AM
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    so THATS where the water hose goes? lol I couldn't see back there but new it went to some connection so im glad to see what it looks like.

    it very closely resembles the one on my outboard motor

    glad you got it all sorted out

    do you know if it was a mistake and they forget to put it in the kit, or was it not included because it was deemed and "exterior" engine part therefore not included in the "interior" engine gaskets kit?
     
  5. Mar 2, 2015 at 10:37 AM
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    I have no idea, even the cheaper sets that I've seen include it. I've been using felpro sets for years and never ran into any problems so I didn't necessarily look around before I bought it. Its one of those things that you don't notice until you don't have it.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2015 at 3:38 PM
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    Here is what the rear plate looks like. There is a small coolant line that splits off of the big one leading to the IAC. You can't see it from this angle.

    RearPlate2RZFECylinderHead_zpsw9cozeln_425780bb887ad002094de77caca5f1efdf20d65d.jpg

    The gasket kit from Toyota (04112-75091) includes this rear plate gasket. None of the kits seem to include the plastic spacers for the fuel injectors. The Toyota kit included the o-rings for the spacers, but the spacers always break when taking them out, so I don't know why they don't just include them also. The Toyota kit didn't include an o-ring for the distributor, but did include the oil fill cap gasket and PCV valve grommet. Go figure. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Mar 2, 2015 at 3:42 PM
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    so I take it that sensor mounted to it is our temperature sensor?
     
  8. Mar 2, 2015 at 4:20 PM
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    Yes, the temperature sensor for the computer. The temperature sensor for the instrument cluster gauge is on the water outlet.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM
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    that's exactly what I thought, I found a thread with a similar view using the search function earlier. but I'm glad that everyone can shed some light on it.
     
  10. Mar 2, 2015 at 8:13 PM
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    ahh, I thought they were one and the same, know I know I have 2 of them
     
  11. Mar 3, 2015 at 9:22 PM
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    Just to keep you guys posted, I finished putting it together today. fired up and going strong. my idle is a bit high and I have a check engine light (probably from a sensor not plugged all the way in somewhere) but I'll fine tune it and plug it in to the old OBD II scanner tomorrow to figure it out.
     

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