should I have dealer replace a good headgasket on a 1994 Toyota 3.0?

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Old 07 May 2014, 01:40 am   #1 (permalink)
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Please help. Trying to decide if I should have my local Toyota dealer replace my 94 toy 4x4 head gasket for free under recall, or just continue to drive the truck which has no current problems?Thanks
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Old 07 May 2014, 02:00 am   #2 (permalink)
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If its recalled yeah
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Old 07 May 2014, 02:11 am   #3 (permalink)
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If it is a recall, and it is free, why not.??
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Old 07 May 2014, 02:35 am   #4 (permalink)
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Every time I took a vehicle into a dealer for a recall, more damage was done than corrected. If there is not a time limit on the recall, I would wait until the head gasket failed. There is absolutely no reason to take a perfectly good engine apart and get dirt in it or put something back wrong, or break something.
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Never heard of any recall going back 20 years unless it's some safety related problem, and a head gasket doesn't qualify.
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Old 07 May 2014, 03:00 am   #6 (permalink)
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they will honor the recall if it hasn't been done. to what extent, supplying the gasket set and head bolts or doing it all for you, dunno. they will not do an entire engine change any more.















chances are it has been done. after all, it's a 20 yo platform and "has no current problems".















issues with head gaskets would have reared it's ugly head long ago.































but *call* a dealer with your VIN number off your registration/title.. all you need to do there. recalls follow the vehicle/VIN, not owners.















there is a steering relay rod recall on this as well. do check on that, or any other recalls as well.















relay rod recall came much later. so that might not be done yet.















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total respect, and no thumbs from me,















but waiting for something to faill when there's possibly an option to prevent failure, on anything, is not sound advice.
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