Advise on Toyota Noah

Tiny
RAYMOND TAITT
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  • 2001 TOYOTA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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I have a Toyota Noah, with a 3C TE engine that needs over hauling.
Problem is it is burning oil. Do I take the block to a lathe shop to have it cut or do I buy an over hauling kit?
If is block is marked then what do I do the Toyota agent where I live say they only sells standard pistons.

Please advise
Raymond
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Thursday, July 28th, 2011 AT 2:28 PM

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Tiny
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Dealers would mostly only sell standard size pistons and the only way to get oversized pistons would be to get the help of other parts outlets.

Engines nowadays seldom have wear to the block, unless oil change are seldom done or engine is subjected to abuse.

The most common cause of oil consumption would be worn/bad valve seals and replacing them should reduce oil consumption by at least 70%.

Without taking the pistons out and measuring the wear of the cylinders, it is not possible to know if reboring is required.

Most likely you would only need new valve seals and piston rings.
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Thursday, July 28th, 2011 AT 5:28 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the timely reply, But I forgot to mention that it is a diesel engine. Would the same thing apply?

Raymond
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Thursday, July 28th, 2011 AT 5:51 PM
Tiny
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Nope, diesel engines are a different matter.

The bore would mostly be worn and what you need to do is to replace the cylinder liners if it is bad, which most likely is, as they are subjected to high compression pressures during operation.

Pistons would be back to standard. You would need the machine shop to help you on replacement of the liners.
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Thursday, July 28th, 2011 AT 6:09 PM
Tiny
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I am not sure if you are familiar with the Toyota Diesel 3C TE engine but the agents told me that they do not carry liners.
Would I have to get the block cut to fit the liners.
And where would I get the liners from.
Would the existing pistons be reusable?
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Thursday, July 28th, 2011 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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Usually liners can be purchased from parts outlets. Dealers seldom have them as they are most likely not listed in the parts catalogue.

Yes, block has to be removed and sent to machine shops for them to take the old liner out and press in the new liners after which they would have to hone them to fit the new pistons.
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Thursday, July 28th, 2011 AT 9:23 PM

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