User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-30-2020, 12:42 AM #1
Nevek08 Nevek08 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 16
Nevek08 is on a distinguished road
Nevek08 Nevek08 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 16
Nevek08 is on a distinguished road
Head Gasket Question.

Hello Everyone. I have an 04 4x4 Limited w/164k and my head gasket needs to be replaced. Confirmed with the mechanic today after some tests.

Anyways I need to lean on you guy's expertise. I've been doing a lot of research and I've decided on rebuilding instead of replacing.

My first question is about part numbers. I found good info on this from other threads but I'd like to know if it is safe to use updated head gaskets from 06 and on (part #s: 11115-31031 & 11116-31011)

or do I need to use oem 04 head gaskets? The reason I ask is because the online sources I've found that sell the parts are still selling the old part number (11115-31030) and I read on this forum that it is the cause of the HG blowing!

Also...Does anyone recommend a source for the right kit with the updated parts number?

Second question is about what I should address while I'm in there. I want to keep this 4R for a long time and would like to take it on camping trips this year so I need reliability. Can you guys share what parts I should change while i'm in there besides gaskets and stuff like that?

Third question is do I need to worry about the block? I've always read that if you rebuild you might as well rebuild the entire thing but I've been through many threads and it doesnt seem like many people do that on here. I've only been seeing machine work on heads and HG, and other gasket replacements after that.

Thanks in advanced!
Nevek08 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 01-30-2020, 02:39 AM #2
lightfreak lightfreak is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 342
lightfreak will become famous soon enough lightfreak will become famous soon enough
lightfreak lightfreak is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto
Posts: 342
lightfreak will become famous soon enough lightfreak will become famous soon enough
When Toyota updates a part, the old part number can still be referenced for legacy purposes.

If you look up the old part numbers on toyotapartsdeal. they do list the updated part number as well, ("REPLACED BY:") which is what you'll receive.

11116-31010 - Genuine Toyota GASKET, CYLINDER HEAD

11115-31030 - Genuine Toyota GASKET, CYLINDER HEAD
__________________
2004 4Runner Limited V6 4WD
363,000 Km
Titanium Metallic

Other Vehicles: '17 Acura TLX SH-AWD Tech, '03 Honda CBR600F4i
lightfreak is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 01-30-2020, 07:57 PM #3
Nevek08 Nevek08 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 16
Nevek08 is on a distinguished road
Nevek08 Nevek08 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 16
Nevek08 is on a distinguished road
Thanks for the info. I can now rest easy when I order lol
Nevek08 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-01-2020, 05:18 PM #4
Outfront Outfront is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Missouri
Posts: 19
Outfront is on a distinguished road
Outfront Outfront is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Missouri
Posts: 19
Outfront is on a distinguished road
You may have it repaired already. But I got a Fel-Pro Head Gasket (#HS26330PT). It is the improved design. And new head bolts. Fel-Pro was recommended by pro mechanic.
While replacing HG I also installed new timing chain, VVT sprocket, water pump, belt, all pulleys and tensioner. Compression tests were very good.

I also replaced the radiator and hoses. After the HG was replaced it was over-heating. It was because the previous owner had been putting an additive in coolant to patch the HG issue. This resulted in stopping circulation thru radiator and causing it to rupture at seam. Flush out entire coolant system very well. Flushed out chunks of this putty type substance. Also installed a trans cooler because I plan on a fair amount towing.

2500 miles later its running great. I plan to keep her for a long time.

(05 v6 HG failure at 183000.)
__________________
05 SR5 v6
Outfront is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 02-07-2020, 04:47 AM #5
Nevek08 Nevek08 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 16
Nevek08 is on a distinguished road
Nevek08 Nevek08 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 16
Nevek08 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Outfront View Post
You may have it repaired already. But I got a Fel-Pro Head Gasket (#HS26330PT). It is the improved design. And new head bolts. Fel-Pro was recommended by pro mechanic.
While replacing HG I also installed new timing chain, VVT sprocket, water pump, belt, all pulleys and tensioner. Compression tests were very good.

I also replaced the radiator and hoses. After the HG was replaced it was over-heating. It was because the previous owner had been putting an additive in coolant to patch the HG issue. This resulted in stopping circulation thru radiator and causing it to rupture at seam. Flush out entire coolant system very well. Flushed out chunks of this putty type substance. Also installed a trans cooler because I plan on a fair amount towing.

2500 miles later its running great. I plan to keep her for a long time.

(05 v6 HG failure at 183000.)
Hey man. Thanks for the reply. I looked into the timing chain and was wondering if you also changed the cam chains along with the main chain? I'm tempted to get the felpro head gasket but was wondering if oem is better. The head bolts I'm def going to pick up.

How much did all of these parts set you back? I looked up the VVT sprocket and wow it is a pretty penny.

I'm definitely going to do all of this. Do you by chance still have the part numbers for these parts?
Nevek08 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gasket , gaskets , head , parts , question

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
V6 Head gasket question Mellemel 3rd gen T4Rs 2 04-23-2015 11:37 AM
Head Gasket question jreask 3rd gen T4Rs 3 03-26-2010 10:49 PM
Head Gasket question. samwoo22go 3rd gen T4Rs 6 03-15-2010 11:08 AM
'95 Head Gasket question metallicarox Classic T4Rs 6 09-13-2008 01:14 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2020