head gasket

Asked by Mar 31, 2007 at 05:55 PM about the 1992 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr SR5 V6 SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've blown the head gasket--and the engine--on this 1992 here at 160,000. The local Toyo dealer claims they replaced this in 1998. Somebody must have replaced it sometime, becasue none of the originals survived 100,000, as far as I can tell. But the previous owner, 2nd of three, is a Dr., our kids' "Aunt Judy" and lives across the street: she bought the vehicle in 1996 at 60,000 miles and never took it to the dealer that says they did the fix, and she has all maintenance records from the shop that did maintain it.

Toyo says that, given the 98 replacement, it's not their problem. But I've read scores of posts insisting that Toyo replaced the original defective gasket with a brand new defective gasket until they eventually re-engineered one that worked.

Any help here?

Thanks

Seth Norman

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Hello mriffler-- Something doesn't sound right, does it? I think that you have got to explain your dilemma in a nice way to your dealership. If they brush you off you might have to consider asking an attorney what your options are. Replacing an engine is no nickel and dime matter. Good luck from Bovan.

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