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#1 (permalink) Old 10-31-2005, 04:42 PM
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22R head gasket install

I need to replace the head gasket on my beater truck. 87 Toyota 4x4. It didn't look too complicated in my manual. For those of you who have done this how difficult is it, what tricks do I need to know before i tear into it. How long time wise am i looking at, if nothing else comes up warped head, cracked head etc... Do I need to replace the head bolts or can I reuse the existing ones.
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Re: 22R head gasket install

its not too difficult, just time consuming as with any job like this. some of the intake manifold bolts are a real bitch to get to. i went and kept the head bolts just 'cause it was stock, no need to replace any thing if i didnt need to. just keep track of everything, shouldn't last longer than a day of remove/replace. good luck.
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Re: 22R head gasket install

you have a 22r right, well its pertty much the same as a 22re, first thing i would do i remove the radiator, make its ez'er ,you can get away with removeing the head with out taking off the carb form the lower manifold just makes it heavyer, i would then take off the exhoust manifold. i would make sure #1 piston is TDC b removing the cam grear form the cam, when u do that zip tie or mark were the chain links are coresponding to the cam gear itself, and dont forget the 12mm bolt that holds the head to the front timing cover its inside a pool of oil right underneath the front of the cam gear, you have tro pullout the distributor to get to it. affter that just remove the head bolts and you should be able to lift the head out with the carb and manifold still attached. once you do that check the head for cracks, and clean it, clean it good. you can do it with the plugs in our our, i would take them out when you take off the distributer. it should take about 3-4 hours to get it on off, the fastest ive done it is 3 from start to finish on my 22re, but if its your first time take your time. pm me if you need help on anything.
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Re: 22R head gasket install

cool,
Thanks for the input guys. It didn't look terribly complicated, thought I would check for any easy tips from those of you who have done it. Looks like Friday i will tear into it. Thanks again for the pointers.
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Re: 22R head gasket install

How did it go any advice?
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How did it go any advice?
probly wont get a response from the OP seeing as the thread is about 4 years old, they really are not to bad to do though
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Re: 22R head gasket install

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