Mid 90's V6 engines

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Old 08 Apr 2005, 04:38 am   #1 (permalink)
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Any reason to avoid a mid 90's Toy with a V6 engine?
Something about bad head gaskets??
This issue was brought up by a dealer who probably only had 4 cyl cars
to sell <g>.

tia

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Old 08 Apr 2005, 09:52 am   #2 (permalink)
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"noneyabusiness" <me@you.com> wrote in message
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> Any reason to avoid a mid 90's Toy with a V6 engine?
> Something about bad head gaskets??
> This issue was brought up by a dealer who probably only had 4 cyl cars
> to sell <g>.
>
> tia
>

I had a 92 V6 and now a 98 V6, with absolutely no problems, but that is
purely anecdotal. Check Consumers Reports repair stats to see if you can get
some statistically valid information.


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Old 08 Apr 2005, 09:56 am   #3 (permalink)
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Mark A wrote:
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> "noneyabusiness" <me@you.com> wrote in message
> news:evjc5156odddtologdmmb0kudo27bfiir0@4ax.com...
> > Any reason to avoid a mid 90's Toy with a V6 engine?
> > Something about bad head gaskets??
> > This issue was brought up by a dealer who probably only had 4 cyl cars
> > to sell <g>.
> >
> > tia
> >

> I had a 92 V6 and now a 98 V6, with absolutely no problems, but that is
> purely anecdotal. Check Consumers Reports repair stats to see if you can get
> some statistically valid information.


You won't get it from CR either. There "data" is just a
collection of anecdotal information.

Ed
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Old 08 Apr 2005, 10:09 am   #4 (permalink)
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I've got a '97 with 150k, a coworker has a '98 with 120k. Both have the V6s
and both leak oil and stink like crazy. The dealers say it is normal for a
vehicle with "such high mileage".........BS!

I used to have an '89 with the 2 liter 4 cylinder. It had 280k miles and
never leaked or burned a drop. It had plenty of power and got 38mpg compared
to the measly 24mpg of my current V6......why did I ever sell it?

Just my 2 cents worth.

-Tracy


"noneyabusiness" <me@you.com> wrote in message
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> Any reason to avoid a mid 90's Toy with a V6 engine?
> Something about bad head gaskets??
> This issue was brought up by a dealer who probably only had 4 cyl cars
> to sell <g>.
>
> tia
>
> ...
>




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Old 08 Apr 2005, 05:39 pm   #5 (permalink)
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On Fri, 08 Apr 2005 09:38:57 GMT, noneyabusiness <me@you.com> wrote:

>Any reason to avoid a mid 90's Toy with a V6 engine?
>Something about bad head gaskets??
>This issue was brought up by a dealer who probably only had 4 cyl cars
>to sell <g>.
>
>tia
>
>...

Goat droppings. They are probably better than most of the other cars
of that vintage, other factors such as mileage, service history,
being equal.
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Old 08 Apr 2005, 05:45 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"C. E. White" <cewhite3@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> You won't get it from CR either. There "data" is just a
> collection of anecdotal information.
>
> Ed


I don't think that is exactly correct. Their CR subscribers provide
information about the reliability of products they own. It is not a true
random sample, but is probably better than anything else available.


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Old 08 Apr 2005, 06:06 pm   #7 (permalink)
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"noneyabusiness" <me@you.com> wrote in message
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> Any reason to avoid a mid 90's Toy with a V6 engine?
> Something about bad head gaskets??
> This issue was brought up by a dealer who probably only had 4 cyl cars
> to sell <g>.
>
> tia



The only known problems arise from poor maintenance as indicated by tar/gunk
visible thru the oil-cap hole.

Jason


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Old 08 Apr 2005, 06:18 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Yes, there has been some talk about head gaskets on early to mid-90's
V6's. As far as I know that's all it's been... talk.

My '93 is fine, but that's just one of millions.

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Old 08 Apr 2005, 09:20 pm   #9 (permalink)
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"Tracy Brooks" <tracy.brooks@OBVIOUSmoderntech.com> wrote in
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> Both have the V6s
> and both leak oil and stink like crazy.


you get a nasty sulfuric burnt oil smell in the car (especially with the
window cracked) whenever you "give it the gun" so to speak?
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Old 09 Apr 2005, 02:16 pm   #10 (permalink)
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Seems like the V6 in the 4runner/PU had a head gasket problem --- that was
fixed by Toyota (some got new engines or short blocks) --- but don't believe
it afffected the Camrys.

"noneyabusiness" <me@you.com> wrote in message
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> Any reason to avoid a mid 90's Toy with a V6 engine?
> Something about bad head gaskets??
> This issue was brought up by a dealer who probably only had 4 cyl cars
> to sell <g>.
>
> tia
>
> ...



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