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Old 01-15-2008, 12:47 PM
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Tell Toyota you want a new short block...Maybe they'll insist on running some compression checks and what not first and you'll get some #'s from their tests. Who knows, maybe they'll say "You don't need a new short block, you just need to do 'X'"

Yeah, not very helpful huh...But you only got a couple months to figure out what to do and that is the best I could come up with
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Tell Toyota you want a new short block...Maybe they'll insist on running some compression checks and what not first and you'll get some #'s from their tests. Who knows, maybe they'll say "You don't need a new short block, you just need to do 'X'"

Yeah, not very helpful huh...But you only got a couple months to figure out what to do and that is the best I could come up with
Totally. I've actually mentioned it to Jerry at Burt (he's the one who sold me the short block) in about November or December. We thought at that time that I would try working the engine harder to see if the rings set or I break a glaze. There has been no change in about 2,500 miles. It's not that my parts guy is being a pain, but that we'll have to call in the bigger guns. That I think is the part that I'm not looking forward to. I used a factory short block but bolted on an aftermarket head and cam and that I'm betting that will be fun. I also did the assembly and break-in, so they are totally gonna say I screwed it up. :-P
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I think they'd have to show that your choice of 'other' parts caused their short block to fail. Otherwise, all short block warranties could be arbitrarily denied. A good relationship with the parts guy is critical in 'gray area' cases like this.
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Who's the 22re expert in the area? I'd pay them to double check timing, compression, valves etc. and give you their
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man, do a leakdown test.... that'll tell you what's happening. it is easy to do (need a compressed air source) and will really make it easy to tell what's going on. I could go by wherever you are to help if you wanted. Then you'll know... exhaust valves, intake valves, rings, head gasket, ect.

also, i don't know what cam you have, but if it is pretty agressive the motor will have less compression on a compression test... Did the cam come with a card that told you where to degree it at?

do a leakdown on it.... seriously.. before you start to tear into it. it'll tell a lot.
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