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I bought this truck about 3 months ago with 304k and a supposedly rebuilt engine under 10k miles. Lo and behold, my head gasket splits.

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Before we broke into her.

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Labeled all the hoses and wires, ready to remove the intake.

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Cover removed, cam looks surprisingly clean.

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Not even a Toyota gasket, also found that the bolts weren't torqued correctly on the head :eek:

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Guess which cylinder was being leaked into? :lmao:

Moral of the story = don't trust rebuilds. We found a number of shortcuts taken, like bad wiring and cheap gaskets. The good news is now I know she'll run for a long time.

PS--Weirdest part. Tons of weird wires and misfit/missing bolts, mistakes left and right. But get this, when we trued the head and the block, both trued out not only at the spec size but also at a QUARTER of the spec size. There apparently is a god and he loves Toyota engines.
 

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I hope you ran a tap down the head bolt threads to clean out all the baked on oil carbon crunchies. If you don't, the bolt will come up to the right torque reading but won't actually be clamping the head tight.
 

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You bet we did.

She's running great now, aside from the loose valves and rusted out exhaust tip. Got any recommendations for good sounding tip?
 

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You bet we did.

She's running great now, aside from the loose valves and rusted out exhaust tip. Got any recommendations for good sounding tip?
not the "tip" you're looking for, but here's a tip haha...

doug thorley header, 2 1/4" all the way back, no cat, flowmaster 50 series, straight back and turn-down dump behind the bumper.

only thing i'm missing is a turn-down and the 50 series.
 
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