2.4 cylinder engine. Engine has been using water for a while.
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1996 Toyota Tacoma Question: Do I need to remove the cylinder head to replace the timing chain cover gasket?
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, August 13, 2011, 18:54Master
It is recommended there is a piece of the head gasket that always rips if you try not to remove the head. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online
Labor guide says 8.5 hours to remove and refit head over 11 hours to R/R head and T/cover I do them in way less time.
Answer #2shadetreemobile August 14, 2011, 05:56Technician
my best guess is no.