DO I HAVE TO REMOVE ENGINE TO DO HEAD GASKET OR ...

  • Tiny
  • Robo96
  • 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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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 AT 11:29 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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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

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 AT 11:31 AM
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Excellent. Sorry it's a 2.4 4cyl

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 AT 11:34 AM
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Good luck. Make sure you change the timing belt and water pump.

Roy

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 AT 11:35 AM
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No worrys thanks Roy.

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 AT 11:40 AM
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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

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Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 AT 8:30 AM
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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.
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Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 AT 8:55 AM
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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

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Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 AT 9:24 AM
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No worrys jim. Yes defentely a good time to change the plugs

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Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 AT 9:39 AM

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