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    Default Prado 4.0 head blown?

    I have just bought a 2006 prado. Head was redone 25000km ago on about 295k km.
    I have had it for 1 week. Private buy so no comeback to dealer.
    Temp guage stays constant mid guage.doesnt show overheating. Longest i have driven been 100km and went fine no temp guage spike.
    No water was used. This am when cleaning it i noticed a drip of rusty water under the car. I filled radiator took about 1l and overflow tank was empty.
    After driving about 10km today i could smell the hot engine smell. When looking i noticed an oil drip on the lh exhaust as it drops from the manifold. It is at the rear of rhe engine. There is a similar drip on rhs same place but hasnt dripped onto the exhaust yet.
    Is this the head that has blown. Oil in the engine is clean as was serviced 400km ago. No water. Radiator had a bit of a rusty sludge on the cap.
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    Default Re: Prado 4.0 head blown?

    Quote Originally Posted by adamgweba View Post
    I have just bought a 2006 prado. Head was redone 25000km ago on about 295k km.
    I have had it for 1 week. Private buy so no comeback to dealer.
    Temp guage stays constant mid guage.doesnt show overheating. Longest i have driven been 100km and went fine no temp guage spike.
    No water was used. This am when cleaning it i noticed a drip of rusty water under the car. I filled radiator took about 1l and overflow tank was empty.
    After driving about 10km today i could smell the hot engine smell. When looking i noticed an oil drip on the lh exhaust as it drops from the manifold. It is at the rear of rhe engine. There is a similar drip on rhs same place but hasnt dripped onto the exhaust yet.
    Is this the head that has blown. Oil in the engine is clean as was serviced 400km ago. No water. Radiator had a bit of a rusty sludge on the cap.
    Sorry to hear about your misfortune.
    This to me sounds that you were sold a car that the seller was fully aware of the problem.

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    Default Re: Prado 4.0 head blown?

    You didn't mention what engine it was.

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    Default Re: Prado 4.0 head blown?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenhorn View Post
    You didn't mention what engine it was.
    It will be the V6.
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    Default Re: Prado 4.0 head blown?

    Yes. 4.0 petrol.

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    Default Re: Prado 4.0 head blown?

    Have a block test done, diagnostic fluid in a special tool onto radiator, fluid changes color then you have a combustion leak.

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