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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #1890 on: Mar 17, 2019, 08:55:26 PM »
I have done a few head gaskets on 22R/RE engines. I have yet to see a Toyota head gasket fail prematurely. What I have seen is people do a head gasket job or have a shop do it, then the gasket fails in 6-12 months. What have these all had in common, aftermarket gaskets, mostly felpro. I refuse to use anything other than a factory gasket, whether it is my truck or someone else's I'm working on. If you look at a felpro side by side with a Toyota gasket I think you will see the difference I am talking about.

I can understand respecting the opinion of your head guy but I cant imagine he would object to you using a Toyota gasket.

I have used two head gaskets purchased through 22reperformance. They where the same gaskets you will get through the dealer. If I recall, they where in the factory Toyota packaging. I didn't really save any $$ buying through them, so if your worried you wont get factory Toyota just go to the dealer, they're about $50.

I have heard people I trust talk highly of MLS head gaskets. I don't know much about them and Toyota gaskets have served me so well I've never gotten around to looking into it.

Thats my experience/opinion on head gaskets. I hope this time around goes better and the head work gets you fixed up. 

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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #1891 on: Mar 18, 2019, 03:06:31 AM »
I have had 2 "OEM" head gaskets from 22re performance and they were both TOTOTA brand.  So they are in fact OEM OEM.
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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #1892 on: Mar 18, 2019, 05:51:11 AM »
another vote for 22re performance.  i bought their kit when doing my top end.
compared to the gaskets from engnbldr it was a no brainer.

I did use felpro on my fj40.....but that had a 327   :driving:

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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #1893 on: Mar 18, 2019, 05:51:50 AM »
I have done a few head gaskets on 22R/RE engines. I have yet to see a Toyota head gasket fail prematurely.


Hi t...

Thank you.

Your comments are exactly the detail of information I look for.  The factory head gasket gets high, if not the highest marks, from many people, so I know it is safe choice.  And, I agree, I don't recall anyone posting a statement that they had an issue with the "qualilty" a Toyota gasket or part.  As we know, bgen is a very strong advocate for Toyota's "stuff".

I am going to buy a Fel-Pro and a factory Toyota.  I WILL compare them, at least visually.  I have almost $6,000 invested into this rebuild/restore project, so for me the price of a gasket is completely insignificant.

The parts I've ordered from 22REP have been in Toyota packaging, but because I've had bad experiences with aftermarket and "OE" designated parts, I'm probably overly cautious.

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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #1894 on: Mar 18, 2019, 05:55:09 AM »
I have had 2 "OEM" head gaskets from 22re performance and they were both TOTOTA brand.  So they are in fact OEM OEM.

Thanks H...

Yeah, all the parts that I've ordered from 22REP have been in Toyota packaging. 

But at this point, I'm probably overly anal.  :smack:

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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #1895 on: Mar 18, 2019, 05:56:53 AM »
another vote for 22re performance.  i bought their kit when doing my top end.
compared to the gaskets from engnbldr it was a no brainer.

I did use felpro on my fj40.....but that had a 327   :driving:

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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #1896 on: Mar 18, 2019, 08:08:49 AM »
If money isnít a factor in the decision, then I am completely baffled why itís not an obvious choice to use Toyota OEM gaskets. If you have another failure using any other brand youíll be kicking yourself. Toyota has a long and successful history with 22R-E engines.

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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #1897 on: Mar 18, 2019, 11:07:29 AM »
If money isnít a factor in the decision, then I am completely baffled why itís not an obvious choice to use Toyota OEM gaskets. If you have another failure using any other brand youíll be kicking yourself. Toyota has a long and successful history with 22R-E engines.



Hey bd...

I completely agree.  I just posted my "Fel-Pro" choice to stimulate some "Tech Talk" here... it was getting sluggish.  :gap:

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