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To all people who have a 2.7 motor with more than 160k on it... MAKE PLANS TO CHANGE YOUR HEAD GASKET...SOON!!! Mine just blew at 170k. I've been hunting around the forums and it seems the 2.7's head gasket goes between 160k - 170k. Like clock work...
 

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i'm at 166k with no problems so far...but i'll keep a lookout
 

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Wow. All this mileage talk makes me want to start a thread about mileage and the problems we've had along the road...
 

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162000 but ive done a few 2.4's and i now find them easy to do, so how hard could the 2.7 be
 

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R U shure?
I have 154K miles and have yet to notice any leaks, at least at the head gasket
I was not aware of head gasket problems with the 3RZ-FE, moreso with the 3VZ-FE(3.0 v-6)
 

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Yes I'm sure...

What happened to me was the gasket went where you can't see it and filled the #1 cylinder with coolant. When I went to start it was hydro-locked (coolant in cylinder - piston can't compress the water). It didn't toast the motor (I hope) so what I'm doing is rebuilding the 2.7.

Just giving some heads up for all of you who think (like I did) the 2.7 will last forever without doing the head gasket.
 

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thats good to know
were you interested in the spare 3RZ-FE head I mentioned?
 

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Thanks for the offer...I might take you up on it. They are going to test & mic my existing head, so once the machine shop tells me if it's good or bad...I'll let you know.

Thanks again.
 

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I'm at 185k and no problems here, but I'll be the first to let you know if something goes wrong.
 

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I am @ 175k and so far so good, I have been on customs tacos for while now and I have not seen any mention of a head gasket problem on the 2.7L. Thanks for the heads up more fuel to convince the wife I need a new Taco.
 
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