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Old 08-17-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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2AZ-FE head gasket repair

I bet this guy will get thousands of views:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_RQ0NIif4g

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I bet this guy will get thousands of views:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_RQ0NIif4g

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Thank You for posting the link to this 2006 Toyota Camry 2az-fe repair. I have a 2003 Camry with the same engine and hope that I can avoid doing this repair. They just dont make them like they used to.


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Old 09-05-2012, 01:23 PM   #3
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Re: 2AZ-FE head gasket repair

I wonder if owners can avoid this problem by doing some preventive maintenance.... like keeping the coolant level up or something simple.
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What repair is this. Link doesn't work.
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Re: 2AZ-FE head gasket repair

This link is for repairing the threads in the block for the head bolts that are being pulled right out on some of the earlier 2AZ 4 cylinder engines. It envolves using helicoil inserts.

I just tried the link and it worked for me. If you are interested you may want to try the link again.

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I see this on about 75% of the 4cyl Camry engines. The threads of the block come with it.
Also happens on honda/Acura 3.2 v6 engines as well as caddy Northstar engines.
I don't recommend the inserts myself but it is proven to work if done properly.
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I see this on about 75% of the 4cyl Camry engines. The threads of the block come with it.
Also happens on honda/Acura 3.2 v6 engines as well as caddy Northstar engines.
I don't recommend the inserts myself but it is proven to work if done properly.
What is your recommendation for a fix?
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Used engine or new short block
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Re: 2AZ-FE head gasket repair

The above fix is meant for home mechanics, more so than would be an engine replacement or rebuild. I think you're right on what is the best fix.
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Used engine or new short block
I'm not sure if a used engine would be the best solution as the block headbolt threads could let go shortly after engine replacement. I have read a post on a different fourm to someone who had this happen to them shortly after they installed a used replacement engine.

As far as a new block goes I suppose that would be worth it if the new block addressed the previous design flaw with the block headbolt threads.

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