3RZ Check your Valve Clearances!

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GTO
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Vehicle: 2002 2700i 4x4 DC ; 1995 2.4 SRX
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Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:43 pm

I had a slight oil leak on No 3 cylinder's spark plug well.(noticed oil in there when I changed the plugs)
So I bought a gasket set from Autozone and pulled the valve cover on the weekend.
I changed the valve cover gasket and all 4 spark plug gaskets, old gaskets were all hard and brittle.
So while I had the cover off I checked the valve clearances, all were in spec except for No 4 cylinder Intake valves which where a tight 5 thou minimum is 6 thou.
Engine has 310000km on it, I have already order the special tools from China, once they arrive I will have to check the shim thickness and then order replacement shims from Toyota.

Here are some links on how to do it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9QJ_zVlznA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKEkOdQuJR4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI4LznrDzcg
2002 Hilux 2700i 4x4 DC(facelift)
1995 Hilux 2.4 SRX Raider(4x2) Still my favourite!
1985 Suzuki DR600S
1984 Honda ATC200ES BIG RED

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drew3
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Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:26 am

Hey GTO,

I am interested in an update on this when you have one. I'm keen to check mine when my IFS turns 200k.

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2001 Hilux 4x4 Raider 2.7i DC

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GTO
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Vehicle: 2002 2700i 4x4 DC ; 1995 2.4 SRX
Real Name: Stephen
Location: Fish Hoek Cape Town

Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:34 am

I measured shims on the weekend, I need a No. 6 & No. 7 shim, ordered from Toyota but have to wait as they don't have No. 7 in SA has to come from Japan! :thumbdown:
2002 Hilux 2700i 4x4 DC(facelift)
1995 Hilux 2.4 SRX Raider(4x2) Still my favourite!
1985 Suzuki DR600S
1984 Honda ATC200ES BIG RED

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