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Hello
I have a few Toyota's :2 Highlanders, 2 T100's (4x4 and 4x2) and a 93 excab 4x4 sr5.
My question is on my 95 Toyota did the Head gasket for me a few yrs ago and this morning it blew again. The service campaign is still active its a indefinite time frame (it dosent expire) Will they do it for me again? Has anyone had them do it more than once for them? Any help will be greatly appreciated!!

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You'd have to talk to the dealer and give them your VIN.
 

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They will NOT do it AGAIN. It's a one time good deal.
 

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Thanks For the info. It seems strange the last time they replaced the long block, would they have replaced it with on with the same problem? that seem very poor business practice. They blew with almost the same mileage on them! I am going to try to push it threw the dealer Ive bought a lot of cars from them and if they don't well I just go some were else.

Thanks Again for the info.

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Many of the 3VZEs suffer multiple head gasket failures - about half of them, most often the later years of the motor. It's just a bad design. The best you can do (Toyota doesn't do this because of the expense) is to mill both block and heads mirror smooth and install mls (multi-layer steel) gaskets. But for that kind of money, why not swap in a 3.4L and have yourself a real motor?
 

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Many of the 3VZEs suffer multiple head gasket failures - about half of them, most often the later years of the motor. It's just a bad design. The best you can do (Toyota doesn't do this because of the expense) is to mill both block and heads mirror smooth and install mls (multi-layer steel) gaskets. But for that kind of money, why not swap in a 3.4L and have yourself a real motor?

I don't think Toyota put a REAL motor in the small pickups until the 4.0. That mother has some BALLZ~
 

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^The 1GR-FE? I've heard that too, but also that it's a pig on fuel. I suppose the 3.4 was suggested because it is better than the 3vze and fits the R150F's bellhousing.
 

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I considered it since I have an extra 3.4 from my 2wd T100 when I pulled it to put in the LS1 and the 6spd. I just did that for fun.(insert big smile here!) But i really have the entire motor and auto trans and uncut harness and comp. the only problem is the only company that i knew of that made a kit and modified my harness was www.offroadsolutions.com but it looks like the economy got them too. they had lots of great stuff. including a full kit for 3.0 to 3.4 swap bolt in 4 link kits sas swap kits and much more!! To bad, well i might still consider it if i don't get anywhere with Toyota.

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If I had a 3.4 sitting around, I don't think I could resist the temptation to bolt it to my R150f, lol. It is a shame offroadsolutions went the way of the dinosaurs - by most accounts they put out some great kits.

However, lots of people are still doing the swap. There's a whole forum on it over at yotertech:
http://www.yotatech.com/f160/

Might be worth taking a look. I hope you'll start a swap thread with pics over here just so you can make us all jealous :cool:
 

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As soon a work slows down I will get some picks and put them on here. The LS1 in the T100 was easy. the LS1 has a standalone harness available with a 5 wire hook up and ur running. and the T100 once you remove the engine harness and comp. everything else still works. The fuel pump even comes on then shut off because there is no trigger for the comp. Ill get them up soon. Thanks for the info on my 93.

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I'm assuming you have more room under the hood of the T100 to fit that LS1...

That would be AWESOME in my pickup. What does the motor weigh? I don't really give a crap about a ton of HP, I'd just like to be able to tow without gearing down to 3rd to keep 50 mph going up a hill.
 

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The weight of the motor and trans seem to be the same as I did not adjust the front suspension after the swap and it sits at the same ride height. so I guess its safe to say that the 5.7 all aluminum v8 weighs close to the iron v6. as for room I got a ton more room than my 93 truck. it fits very well. Ill get pics up when I get more free time to button up some loose ends with work and the truck. I had seen an LS1 in a 93 truck in a mag article but cant find it online. it also fit but it looked like it needed some Vaseline and a really big shoehorn to get it in it looked tight.

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The weight of the motor and trans seem to be the same as I did not adjust the front suspension after the swap and it sits at the same ride height. so I guess its safe to say that the 5.7 all aluminum v8 weighs close to the iron v6. as for room I got a ton more room than my 93 truck. it fits very well. Ill get pics up when I get more free time to button up some loose ends with work and the truck. I had seen an LS1 in a 93 truck in a mag article but cant find it online. it also fit but it looked like it needed some Vaseline and a really big shoehorn to get it in it looked tight.

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So how far have you gone with the 3.4 swap?
 

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Still talking with Toyota to get head gasket done.
I dont have the time or xtra money to put a 3.4 in the 3.0 truck.

Ill let you know how I make out.
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