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Head gascket 3 litre

I have rad fluid in my engine oit. I put some sealer fluid but still over heats. What should i do?


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I have been a licensed service technician for several years,most of those years specializing in Toyotas.The problem you're describing is very common on the 4runner and trucks with the 3.0 L engine.The job to repair this is quite extensive and should not be attempted by anyone who does not have experience with toyota engines.I have redone numerous head gasket jobs which had been done by both licensed techs and do it yourselfers.Get a local dealership to check the vin to see if it is eligible for a campaign by Toyota which will replace your engine if there is damage to the block.Toyota warranties some of these engines no matter what the age or mileage.Either way make sure the repair is done by a shop with Toyota experience and don't skimp out on the parts if you plan to keep it or else you'll regret it later.

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Good day
It sounds like the head gasket is gone. Check around the head to see if you can see any coolant.
If you can remove the head your self replacing the gasket, it's would be good to take the head into a engine rebuilt shop and have them check for wrapage, and the vales.
I would do a compression test to see what you get, if the compression is low then a very good chance that the head gasket is gone,you said that it's over heating that is a sign also, Please let me know how you hake out I hope this helps


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