What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

Truck spent the morning at the dealership. Tech spent an hour with it and came back with headgaskets; -no misfire or codes on startup, air through heatercore, overflow bottle discoloured, exhaust smell in rad and overflow.

Estimate is $5040 for new headgaskets including machine and pressure testing the heads. 4 days in the shop and they are booking 2 weeks away. They’ve only had one Tacoma go through this with higher mileage - after they replaced the headgaskets on that truck it turned out to have a cracked block.

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A new used 1GR-FE is available for $4000 plus install costs.

Over at the Sales desk they are offering us $5000 trade-in for the truck as is - I get to strip my rack, lights, gear, winters, ?canopy? off it first and then they take the keys.

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New 2017 truck is $47,808.88 -> $42,208 after trade.

There is also a 2014 Limited that was sold but the deal just fell through; $43,674.40 -> $38,074 after trade.

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