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12-27-2006, 10:05 PM
Getting ready to do the head gasket on my 87 Yota(22R); anything you'all think I might need to know? (besides buy a real truck!!)

12-27-2006, 10:08 PM
Getting ready to do the head gasket on my 87 Yota(22R); anything you'all think I might need to know? (besides buy a real truck!!)

hey if the head gasket is not too bad, why dont you use some rad sealer to fix it?

12-28-2006, 12:55 PM
Thats what has kept the truck going since July!!! I think it's at the point though where it needs to be done properly.......:confused0006:

12-28-2006, 01:14 PM
dont forget the one bolt that goes into the timming cover, it's in a pool of oil on front of motor. and while your in there change timing chain and adjusters, go to toyota for them

previous owner of my truck did'nt take the bolt out and broke timming cover, thats good for about $200

12-28-2006, 10:36 PM
I was just looking in my manual and noticed the hiden bolt in the drawings. Thanks for the tip; the motor was rebuilt by the last owner 6000KM's ago so hopefully the timing gear and chain are good. Got a new tensioner....

12-28-2006, 10:39 PM
well if you need parts pm launitron if you havent got them allready

12-28-2006, 10:49 PM
why launitron

work at toyota or something??

01-04-2007, 10:01 PM
I just need to get a head rebuild kit and a tensioner.

01-05-2007, 05:26 PM
why launitron

work at toyota or something??

large parts warehouse for imports and some domestic stuff

01-05-2007, 07:55 PM
chang your chain anyway they go way to quickly
and its a payne in the ass to change it
mine went after 8000km
just finished doin mine
dont forget to put RVT sealer on the TOP and BOTTOM of the timing cover when re-installing

01-05-2007, 10:18 PM
Might as well relash your valves once the heads back on.

01-05-2007, 10:42 PM
i knew i forgot somethin

01-06-2007, 02:17 PM
There really isnt too many tips for doing the head on a 22R series engine. As long as your familiar with tool this engine is one of the easiest to work on.

Curious... Is your tentioner leaking, or just not tentioning? Or possibly are your concerned about the ratteling you hear when you initially start the engine?

- These tentioners are notoraious for gumming up. The oil doesnt flow "thou" them, just "too" them. As a result the tentioner, and short ammount of oil gallery bungs up. Be sure to clean this gum out. This can cause delayed tentioning when first starting the engine. The tentioner will eventrully quit working.

- Also if this engine has been rebuilt before and either 1 or both the head and block were resurfaced... this will causes extra slack in the timming chain. This too causes delayed tentioning when first starting the engine. I wouldnt worry too much about this they all do it. (It shouldnt rattle any more than a second after starting)

Hope this helps.

01-06-2007, 08:31 PM
You might want to consider ARP head studs, they won't strech and check your cooling system thouroghly #1 cause of gasket failures.

01-08-2007, 11:20 AM
deck the block, and plain the head! and there is a hidden allen bolt at the front of the intake-under or around the thermostat. ps don't strip it.....mine was....[15] [15] [15] pain in the ass

01-25-2007, 12:02 AM
Right on you guys, that all helps. Just never done a Toyo head gasket........

01-25-2007, 12:08 AM
check the back of the timing cover for wear....mine wore through into the water pump. Didn't notice until the 2nd time ....big pain.

01-25-2007, 11:15 AM
hey sean just finished mine today.got to wait till tomarow to start er up
got to wait for the gasket maker shit to harden.didnt wait long enough last time.cant afford another fuck up.
wish me luck.
ps i got those arp head bolts they work great.i compared them to my old ones, my old ones had been stretched an extra 1/4"