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#1 Old 11-01-2009, 07:10 PM
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Head Gasket Replacement

Hey Guys!!

I recently bought a 07 Matrix XR Sport package, 74,000 KMS I bought it at a local toyota dealer, on thier inspection they revieled the car needs a head gasket as it was leaking engine oil externally between the head and block, it goes in next week.
My question is has anyone had the same issue?

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74,000kms with head gasket replacement already? I never heard of it. Did you check it yourself before pay the dealer to fix this?
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Head Gasket Replacement

It is covered under warranty, and I do see between the head and the block it is all wet with engine oil, but dosent appear to be leaking from the valve cover gasket, the salesman said this is a common problem.... anyone know if the dealer will try to get me to pay for an oil change or new anti-freeze or is this all part of the head gasket replacement procedure?

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Nope - should all be covered under the warranty. A leaky timing chain tensioner is common on many of Toyota's engines that uses chains. Headgasket is unusual, even more so at this age and mileage. Not something that I would even remotely call "common". I've seen maybe two or three Matrix with a leaking head gasket - all were from previous cases of overheating (warped the head).

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head gasket at this mileage is very unusual. probably its been overheated.

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Well, its a few years later, and surprize, engine oil leak again!
looks like its between the block and head...

For Sale.....
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Well, its a few years later, and surprize, engine oil leak again!
looks like its between the block and head...

For Sale.....


How much are you going to be asking for?
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most likely a trade in for a rav4, or a crv.
the oil leak is so minor, if I clean it up it takes a week or two to show any signs..
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