Head gasket question?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by 60/40GUY, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. 60/40GUY

    60/40GUY

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    Can someone please post a picture of a "Toyota" head gasket (new or used) for a 78 2F. I ordered a gasket and am not sure if I received the right one. The gasket I received seems to be missing some water pasages.

    Thanks in advance.

    Frank
     
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    folsom50

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    Do you have your old one to go off of? I went through the same thing just a couple months ago. The My old gasket (aftermarket) had a bunch of coolant holes blocked off, I ordered a new ITM (OEM) and it matched the old one. There was a number of passages blocked on one side of the head/block but I haven't had any sort of problem.
     
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    Robert LaDuke

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    Did you order yor new gasket from Toyota? The OEM for a 2F will have copper reinforcement around the oil passage hole. Very important that you put it on right side up so as not to cover this hole. I wouldn't use anything other than the Toyota gasket.
     
  4. 60/40GUY

    60/40GUY

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    Still not clear

    The old gasket was an aftermarket gasket. So that is of no help.

    I ordered the gasket from a vendor that quoted me twice that it is an original Toyota part. It does have the copper "ring" for the oil feed to the rocker shaft. But I had the understanding that any gasket surface that "touched" oil was copper ringed on the Toyota head gasket. The gasket I have only has the one copper ring. My big concern is the blocked off coolant pasages.

    Thanks

    Frank
     
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    brew8 SILVER Star

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    They all block some coolant passages, as long as the one's in the rear are open coolant will flow the length of the head, Larry
     
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