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Old 12-15-2008, 08:41 PM
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Dang it, checked the valves on #4 tonight, hoping one or both were set too tight, no such luck. 40 lbs on #4 and 90 lbs on all of the rest cold.

So, once I get the head off, who do you recommend I take it to, to get rebuilt?

I'm assuming I can get the valve job gasket kit from Toyota still?
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:45 PM
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I have seen several threads were people went aftermarket only to have to replace it.

Since you have been to a meeting and event and offered to give me a check the other day (Intent to join at next meeting), but not yet voted in, we could vouch for you at Burt or Stevenson to get the club discount They sold the 2F kits 5 years ago when I needed one
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Old 12-15-2008, 09:29 PM
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Thanks Ken, I appreciate it. Who do you recommend I send the head to to get it rebuilt?
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Gunn Automotive is generally where Toyota people go for machine work.
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Mountain High Performance in Arvada is top notch!
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I also like Mountain High Performance and take all my work there. Both shops do great work, depends on location.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:56 AM
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Uncle Ben told me to try taking a hammer and beating on it before I pull the head. Well, sort of.

You have to love any technology that responds positively to a good beating!

Its a long shot but worth a try!
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Uncle Ben told me to try taking a hammer and beating on it before I pull the head. Well, sort of.

You have to love any technology that responds positively to a good beating!

Its a long shot but worth a try!
That is not what I told you....silly boy. There is a differance between tapping with a plastic or brass mallet and beating something with a hammer! Chassis work = Beating with Hammer, Engine work = tapping with love!
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:59 AM
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Details, details.

Assuming the miracle of the hammer blows doesn't work and I end up pulling the head, what should I set the intake and exhaust valves to cold for the initial start up?
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what should I set the intake and exhaust valves to cold for the initial start up?
I'm pretty comfortable the answer is you want the exhaust valves set to .014and the intakes to .008. It comes from a pretty reliable source.
The whole thread is very educating and one that I find I go back to often.
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