1987 Toyota 4Runner head gasket

Tiny
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  • 1987 TOYOTA 4RUNNER
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 189,000 MILES
Hello, last week my 22RE got hot then started missing when I got home I noticed water coming out of the exhaust, lots of water, I thought I blew the head gasket, well I pulled the head and one of the head bolts had rust on it and I didn't see where the gasket had failed, could this be a cracked block internal or.
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 AT 8:24 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Sometimes it is very hard to see exactly where the gasket has failed, or it may be a cracked head, so get the head crack tested repaired if required straightened & machined. Make sure that the block surface id clean before re fitting, replace the thermostat and get the radiator cleaned & flow tested.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 AT 8:31 PM
Tiny
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Thanx, I bought a new head and radiator incase, the old head was rebuilt twice, sooo, whats the odds of craked block. I let it cool off naturally not flushing with cold water?
Thanx Manny
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 AT 8:34 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

Under normal conditions the chances of a block failure is very remote, I would be happy with doing the head and radiator, I don't expect that you will have any problems, one thing, it is a good idea to replace the head bolts as well.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 AT 8:39 PM
Tiny
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K, thankx
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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 AT 8:48 PM
Tiny
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Hello again, had a few probs but it's on now, my last Q is, I lined up the dimpels on the crank and cam sprokets with the chain links, put the time cover back on and ready to install the distrib, but now when I line up the cam sproket @ 12:00 the crank time mark is between the 5* and 0, will that work or is it off a tooth? Thanks Manny.
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Friday, August 15th, 2008 AT 11:39 AM
Tiny
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Hi there,

Set valve tining as per pic & text.

Mark (mhpautos)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_pic_1_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_snap_1_3.jpg

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Saturday, August 16th, 2008 AT 3:43 AM

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