Blown Head Gasket on 4 Cylinder Engines

Asked by Dec 15, 2012 at 11:23 AM about the 2001 Toyota Camry Solara

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

To my surprise Toyota's have been know to have issues with Head Bolts coming loose over time and eventually resulting in a blown head gasket at approximately 105K miles.

It's a well know problem created by the use of an aluminum block Engine.

The cost to fix appears to be around $1500-$2500 depending on how one repairs the engine or replace it with a used one.

What recommendations to fix engine, because otherwise the car is great.

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How did you hear about this "well known" problem? Many engines use aluminum blocks and they don't seem to suffer from loose head bolts. I heard the same story when there were iron blocks and aluminum heads. Sounds like you're being fed a story from a repair shop.

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