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2007 Tundra Head Gasket

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Goldeneagle65, Feb 8, 2023.

  1. Feb 8, 2023 at 10:23 PM
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    Goldeneagle65

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    Is it worth it to replace the head gasket on a 2007 Toyota tundra 5.7 l with 310000 miles? How much does it cost to replace the head gasket?
     
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    Yup, cheaper than a new truck.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2023 at 6:16 AM
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    That's what I was thinking. The funny thing is is, One guy tells me it's about $300 And about 3 hours labor, Google says it's anywhere from 1500 to 3500. I guess it depends on where you live and the mechanic that you go to. Let me know what you think guys.
     
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    $300 group may just be an inspection verification process.

    Was it overheated? Add more $$$$
    Was the coolant changed w Yoda 10 year long life fluid?

    Shop A could bang a single leaky gasket and send it.
    Shop B could do both, water pump, pulleys, radiator.
    Shop C could do B plus machine work and add new valve stem seals, valve job, valves, guides.

    All will be very different prices on a 300k engine.
     
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    It'd cost me at least $300 just to get the heads magnafluxed and I live in the middle of nowhere, relatively speaking.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2023 at 12:24 PM
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    If you decide to pull the trigger please come back and tell us the experience!
     
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    I am in the middle of doing the head gaskets on my 2007 5.7 long bed. Almost didn't but hate to abandon the old girl. Shes at 250K. I have just about replaced all parts you might think of twice. So, do not plan on buying new parts besides the gasket package w/bolts etc. Just get the coolant to stay in it. My carport has parts strewn everywhere. You literally have to bare bone the engine. So, if you are not into that much trouble....
    I am down to the timing chains and have a problem. I snap tied the guides and long chains and then removed the tensioners. I cut the snap tie on bank one with no problem and removed the long chain. But when I cut the snap tie on Bank Two the timing slipped big time. Anybody know what to do to fix this? Should I remove the short chains and try to line TDC again? Am I screwed?
     
  8. Jul 7, 2024 at 7:23 AM
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    I have 260k miles on my 2007 if I ever had a head gasket that needs to be replaced I would probably move on and buy a newer truck
     
  9. Jul 8, 2024 at 1:51 PM
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    Pulling that chain off and realigning it is the only way... Unless you want a brand new engine. The only thing I've replaced twice has been the water pump, technically once. The first one was done under warranty.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2024 at 11:45 AM
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    Thank you for your reply and advice. I will do exactly that and hope I get it straightened out. The timing is pretty confusing with the marks for bank one and bank two and the offset of 3 degrees and a different offset for the other bank. Thanks again!
     
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    To Orions dad. You are right about that. Researched a reman engine and transmission. I was quoted 20k. So I am trying the gasket first. Then later might do that.
     
  12. Jul 12, 2024 at 11:57 AM
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    Got the driver’s side head off and cleaning it now. Cylinder one was full of coolant and sparkling clean. So barring a cracked block the diagnosis was correct. I’ve been through everything with this truck. So have a ton of information if needed.
     
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  13. Jul 12, 2024 at 12:29 PM
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    :monocle: New to you truck territory there... Brand new engine from Toyota was like 18k, long ago though...
     

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