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Possible bad head gasket or similar problem 91 toyota truck with a 22RE. Exhaust in coolant, coolant in oil, daughter started it ran 10 minutes now won't start only clunks. Any suggestions for diagnosing at home?

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Check the timing cover. Look at the timing chain to see if it rubs on the side. you can do so by taking out the valve cover

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Do not drive the truck any more you have a blown head gasket since you have coolant in the oil

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Engine was knocking but running good not smoking so we replaced the engine with brand new short block from Toyota. Now the truck is blowing white smoke. What could the tech done wrong to cause this? Or...


Take it back. I doubt the short block is bad, but if the smoke persists beyond a day or two, the cylinder head may need removing to check the fit of the head gasket, and to ensure the passages in the head match the block. Does the exhaust have a sweet smell? That could be coolant burning.

Now it is possible that a little spilled coolant may have collected in the exhaust during the engine swap, and that is why you see white smoke. This should burn off in a day or two. If the smoke persists, and the coolant level is dropping, they need to take it back and fix it, at their expense, at least the labor charge. Toyota may have made production changes during the year on this engine, and that is what needs to be investigated. That, and if the head gasket is correctly fitted.

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If your not overheating or losing coolant, its more than likely engine oil burning. If it is coolant related, possible blown head gasket.

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When the car is completely cool,check the electric fan(s) for smooth rotation.

Clean/check/change the thermo sensor,contact and wire.

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Excavate air pocket in coolant system / check for head gasket leak

This test will kill two birds with one stone.

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MAKE SURE THE COOLANT SYSTEM and ENGINE IS COLD!

RAN THIS TEST IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA ONLY!

You will spill some coolant during this air pocket purge test.......BE KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT and ANIMAL please clean up after the test!

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Put the front end on a pair of ramp or park your car on a VERY STEEP HILL (radiator facing top of the hill) .

Top of the coolant reserve tank

Let it ran for 10-15 minutes.

Monitor for air pockets escaping from coolant reserve tank.

Small amount of bubbles is OK at 1-5 minute mark

After the thermostat open up (after 195 F warm up) at
5-12 minute mark or after high idle you should see less bubbles.

If you do not see any in rush of bubbles then your thermostat may be partially stuck or rusted badly inside the thermostat hosing.

Give the thermostat host few gentle taps.

If you see larger bubbles surfacing after 15 minutes then should do a hydrocarbon (HC) dye test to test for potential head gasket leak.

Let engine cold down and top off coolant reserve tank.

Start monitor for coolant lost

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A coolant flush is require every 2 years or 24,000 miles.

I recommend the thermostat that has a relief pop-let to reduce the change of burst radiator and coolant hoses.

Make sure you get a new thermostat gasket,black RTV and fresh coolant for the job.

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It could be the thermostat replac eto be sure but also check to make sure the cooling fan is coming on periodically observe engine idling after the motor warms up the fan should come on after 5 - 10 minutes idling if not replace either the fan relay or the coolant fan switch

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91 toyota 4x4 22re overheats on highway, but not at idle.


original issue sounded like thermostat but now that you have lost power i would have to say thermostat, blown head gasket, and warped head

to check thermostat find and remove place in pot of boiling water the see if it opens, then to ice water to check if closes.


the only way i know to check headgasket and head is to check oil and water. oil will have water in it, and water iw have oil in it

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I hate to tell you but most likely your head gasket is blown. But first have your 13 psi cap pressure tested. If the head gasket has blown out in between the cylinder and the water passage , engine compression will enter your coolant and over pressurize the cooling system. This could be caused by a pin hole in the head gasket and that is all. also make sure your head is not warped. The 22re has a cast iron block and aluminum head causing the head to expand at a different rate than the block. causing the gasket to wear and leak. Good luck.

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Engine runs but has steam coming out of exhaust pipe


The ONLY way coolant can get into the crankcase is through a crack in the cylinder head, block, or head gasket. THE ONLY WAY!.

Checking compression was a good idea, and you've confirmed that is not where the leak is. It could be somewhere else within a head, the block, or head gasket.

Any gasoline engine will blow steam from the exhaust pipe on start-up and a few minutes running. May even stink, depending on how sensitive your nose is to smell.

I think your going to have to dig deeper into this, if you truly had coolant in the oil. But to tell you exactly where to look is not going to be easy.

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