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HEY GUYS,
IM NEW HERE, JUST BOUGHT THIS TRUCK W 95 K MILES IN GOOD SHAPE, RECENTLY HEARD ABOUT THE HEAD GASKETS PROBLEMS AND THAT TOYOTA HAD DONE A RECALL BACK IN THE DAY, DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW OR WHAT MY CHANCE WOULD BE TO GET TOYOTA TO HONOR THIS RECALL? ARE ALL SUBJECT TO FAIL? IS THER ANYTHING I CAN DO TO PREVENT THIS, SHORT OF REPLACING BEFORE HAND AND ALSO, WHAT IS THE BEST FIX...
THANX
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YOU WILL WANT TO GO TO THE DEALER! There They Will Tell You If Your Truck Is Covered! If It Has Had The Recall Done Then Just Keep An Eye On The Coolant Level And Coolant Condition! I Have To Go Now, My Mom Is Getting Mad Because I Keep Yelling!
 

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if you call them and give them your VIN and they say you haven't gotten it done yet and that they're still honoring it, I'd say your chances are pretty good.

In other words, call them and find out.
 

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I thought I remember hearing that the stealer's new head gasket doesn't fix the problem and that it will just happen again relatively quickly. Anybody else hear of this?
 

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an upgraded headgasket is supposed to make it better, but it will always be a weak point that's engineered into the engine.

Best solution is a sbc swap. ;)
 

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rednec said:
HEY GUYS,
IM NEW HERE, JUST BOUGHT THIS TRUCK W 95 K MILES IN GOOD SHAPE, RECENTLY HEARD ABOUT THE HEAD GASKETS PROBLEMS AND THAT TOYOTA HAD DONE A RECALL BACK IN THE DAY, DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW OR WHAT MY CHANCE WOULD BE TO GET TOYOTA TO HONOR THIS RECALL? ARE ALL SUBJECT TO FAIL? IS THER ANYTHING I CAN DO TO PREVENT THIS, SHORT OF REPLACING BEFORE HAND AND ALSO, WHAT IS THE BEST FIX...
THANX
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Would you stop YELLING? (press your "caps locks" key on the left side of your keyboard).Call your local Toy dealership provide them with VIN and they will give you a free rental car while they replace headgaskets under recall.If they refuse call Toyota Regional Customer Service for your area of the USA and they will give them 48 hours to comply.

21 Toyota headgasket & oil sludge recall sites:

http://www.brian894x4.com/V6headgasketrecall.html
http://home.off-road.com/~kemanuel/V6-HG.htm
http://www.off-road.com/toyota/4runner/topqs.html
http://www.yotatech.com/~corey/4runner_faq.htm
http://www.off-road.com/toyota/4runner/topqs.html
http://www.babcox.com/editorial/ic/ic110028.htm
http://www.alldata.com/recall/make/Toyota_Truck.html
http://www.alldata.com/TSB/60/94601650.html
http://www.yotarepair.com/Campaigns.html (3.4L,V6,headgasket recall)
http://home.off-road.com/~bibelheimer/3.4v6_headgasket.html (3.4L,V6,headgasket recall)
http://home.4x4wire.com/erik/t100/3.4v6_headgasket.htm
http://www.jasperengines.com/pdf/5SFECoolantLeaksTB.pdf
http://www.nordicgroup.us/oil.htm#Toyota Sludge
http://www.toyota.com/about/news/product/2002/04/03-1-consumer.html
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2002/04/04/toyota-sludge.htm
http://www.petitiononline.com/TMC2003/petition.html
http://groups.msn.com/ToyotaOwnersUniteforResolution/headgaskettsb.msnw
http://groups.msn.com/ToyotaOwnersUniteforResolution/headgaskets.msnw
http://www.babcox.com/editorial/ic/ic100052.htm
http://www.autosite.com/content/own/service/index.cfm/action/recalls

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First, it is likely that if covered it has already been done, the dealer would be able to tell you that.

Second it might not be covered, as I recall(pun intended), the recall covers '90-'95 V6 trucks.
 

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if it hasn't been done make sure you blow that mother up cuase they will just replace the whole motor if its bad enough. my buddy has a 90 sr5 that had the recal done and a piece of the head gasket ruined a valve and scored the cylinder so they just put a whole new crate motor in the truck. but make sure if you do break the engine make sure its due to coolant loss or head gskt failure.
 

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I have contacted Toyo before my visit here, they have told me that my truck is not part of the recall for headgsaskets.....However, others have indicated there is a chance some dealers may sympathize with my situation , maybe ill get lucky...T\Dealer wants 12-1500 for repair, some shade tree mechanics have quoted about the same price. Ill ride it out but knowing what i do now i probably would not have purchase it. Anyway i dont have a problem just yet. if/when this problem arises i suppose there is an aftermarket fix that may be better.
 
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