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5/31/07 11:54 AM
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jaydogg1972
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Edited: 31-May-07
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Hi everyone, need some help...I have a 95 Toyota 4 cyl Tacoma 5 speed with 230k miles. Now when I drive it the temp. gauge goes up then drops down to mid way, this happens often, also I am having to add radiator fluid every so often, but there are no hose leaks. I checked the oil and at the end of the dipstick the oild looks a little milky. Do I have a blown head gasket? If so what does that typically cost at a mechanic?
5/31/07 12:32 PM
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Ponyboy
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Edited: 31-May-07
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Yep......very common on the V6 of that era since there was a campaign on them. Yes, you have a blown 4 cylinder head gasket if you see no leakage.
5/31/07 12:40 PM
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jaydogg1972
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Damn, about how much will that cost me to repair at a mechanic? I have to decide if I should just buy a new truck?
5/31/07 5:03 PM
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Ponyboy
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That depends entirely on the mechanic doing the work and who he works for. No clue on the current cost but where I last worked on cars we charged $130.00 an hour labor.
6/4/07 10:57 AM
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Edited: 05-Jun-07 01:51 PM
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should be either a 2RZ-FE or 3RZ-FE

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