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Replacing a head, I'm replacing the head gasket on my 1989

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Replacing a head
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Customer: I'm replacing the head gasket on my 1989 Toyota 4x4, 6cup 3.0L Engine. Not sure where to start.
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Customer: I bought the gasket set, oil, oil filter spark plugs. In a lil nervous and scared, not sure where to start.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Eric replied 9 months ago.

HI,

Ok, directions are attached for removing the cylinder head to replace the head gasket. I would advise taking the head to a machine shop to have it checked for cracks and being warped and machined if needed

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I'm so stuck, I can't get that EFI unit off the top of the motor. I've been trying for hours and I can't do it.
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 9 months ago.

Hello. Different expert here. Do you still need assistance on this request? if so, please feel free to reply.

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