Mechanics

TOYOTA TARAGO ENGINE PROBLEM

1992 Toyota Tarago • 220,000 miles

Do I have to remove engine to do head gasket or can it be done in the vehicle
Thanks rob
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Robo96
January 31, 2013.



Can be done in the car. Does not have to come out. You did not specify motor but the V6 is tight and the 4 is much easier

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jan 31, 2013.
Excellent. Sorry it's a 2.4 4cyl

Tiny
Robo96
Jan 31, 2013.
Good luck. Make sure you change the timing belt and water pump.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jan 31, 2013.
No worrys thanks Roy.

Tiny
Robo96
Jan 31, 2013.
Hi Guys,
A 1991 Tarago only had a 4 cyl engine. So I wonder if the answer still stands; that you can remove the head with the motor installed. Cheers, Jim

Tiny
Jimtweddle
Feb 2, 2013.
Yes 2.4 twin cam. Head comes of easy took me about an hour. To move the two front engine mounts lower the engine on to the oil filter makes life so much easier. Be carefull not to break the upper timining chain guide. Lesson learnt.
Thanks rob

Tiny
Robo96
Feb 2, 2013.
Hi Rob,
Thank you for the prompt reply. Thank you also for the warning re Chain Guide. Good to change the platinum spark plugs with the area opened up. I guess. Cheers, Jim

Tiny
Jimtweddle
Feb 2, 2013.
No worrys jim. Yes defentely a good time to change the plugs

Tiny
Robo96
Feb 2, 2013.