Head gaskets haven't really been a trouble spot on either of the 3rd-generation (1996-2002) engines. There is the occasional head gasket failure in that generation, but the percentage isn't large enough to be notable.
The engine with the most notorious head gasket issues was the 3VZ-E 3.0L V6 that was available in 4runners from 1988-1995. Even then, the problematic head gaskets were replaced by Toyota under a service bulletin and the failure rate on the replaced gaskets is not high enough for concern. The rumor mill ran wild with the initial head gasket failures, so the 3VZ-E still has a tarnished reputation, even though it's a fairly decent engine as a whole.
I have never seen so many questions about blown head gaskets. I have never had that problem nor run into it, and I got cars that date in the 50's and also got diesels(which must have 400 PSI+)
Gas cars new run 160 PSI. And compression goes down the longer you drive the car(engine wear)
You can't replace the head gasket unless you have a "torque wrench" and you know the torque and the tightening "pattern".
So, if you did it before by guesswork, guess you gotta do it again.(and again)
Once you compress a head gasket that is it for that gasket. There is no other option.
well you have deffinatly over heated it at some point,the rusty stuff would be rusty water out of your cooling system wich should not be the case in a car that new,other than that possible blown head gasket you really need to get it into a shop and get it checked out.Did you buy it at an auction or something?
those trucks run hot , the problem is they have aliuminum heads.
they over heat easy. its gonna cost you 800 $ or more .ya i know ****
Auto repair shops are Just like the people who own, run , manage, and work in them. They are VERY diverse. One may have a guy who is an absolute genius on one system of a car and not so much on other systems... many are pretty good at the mechanical stuff.. changing parts like brake pads, normal wear and tear items and not so good at diagnosing a difficult problem. they are an aspect of the people in them... If they are good honest folks, they may not know what is wrong with your car, but be willing to work to find the problem or even recommend someone to take it to. Some shops just won't do electrical system work... some won't mess with tires (flats, balance, etc.) some will only do body work, (hence the term body shop).
Most auto shops will or are capable of tune-ups, and maintenance, and general repairs. But on the same hand they will usually recommend someone if it requires a "specialist". Transmission shops won't want to fix your dome light, body shop won't want to fix leaking exhaust gasket, etc...
To be honest I think the days of a common repair shop are kinda going away. the cost of more and more specialized tools and equipment, Cars of the later models require so much more computer technology, etc... On the same note, shops that are doing work on older cars and older technology are going away to... As that technology is outdated and obsolete... so then you have to start looking for a shop "specializing" in older models. Every shop is different. and it is hard to say that any one of them is the right place to be when you have a particular problem. Just hope they are honest. There are some shady ones out there... but they usually have a reputation, so go to 2 or 3 and ask about others, and who may be the best for your problem.
His Expedition is 100 times the truck that Bronco II was.
Bronco II's had head gasket and engine problems.