In this video I use a "Time-Sert" Part # 2200 Kit Approved by Toyota / Scion for cylinder head bolt repair, to repair a 2004 Rav4 with stripped out head bolts. Please refer to your shop manual for the proper repair.
Watch the whole series CLICK HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaJW8Ju80ORZy2ySuiyKYfHJDD0AaDaDK

48 thoughts on “Toyota rav4 2azfe stripped head bolt repair part i”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris M says:

    Never A easy job .till it's done 🍺

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pork chop says:

    Another great video as always Eric. Love watching all the "special " repairs and trouble shooting you do.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thom Martin says:

    The dowel is only there for location purposes, and has no other job, so as long as it mats up with the head, and the gasket, you are good to go.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Pyenta says:

    loctite on threads. My question: loctite site says temp range okay up to 300°F, and to remove with hand tools, heat up to 450°F. So, how much does the loctite actually help hold the inserts in place in the hot engine block???

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brad Burkhalter says:

    Having a loving family makes work worthwhile. It’s great to see a dad who truly enjoys his family as well as his work.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars janvdm1000 says:

    nice videos you make i like too watch them greetings from the Nederlands

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Bentley says:

    If it is an 04 Rab4 you would think it would be cheaper to throw a junk yard engine or just junk the Car. I'm sure with the price of the strip down, the tapping and rebuild would come to more than the value of the Car. I get your nerves and I thank you for releasing this warts and all. Great video Mr O.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mojo27564 says:

    Pretty good video, So what's the case with the dowl pin How are we supposed to get that back in

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Shook says:

    Someone on eBay, is offering a replacement bolt set that requires no drilling or tapping to fix the problem. Not until I see the video.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chris beernaert says:

    I hear ur phone ringing all the time I'm at work and the telamarters call aii the time stop what I'm doing then hang up dern that makes me mad

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chris beernaert says:

    I've seen building houses for 40 years if some body told me some crap like that I d tell him I built more houses in my sleep go freak ur self to love ur shows

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chris beernaert says:

    Don't worries some jerk that doesn't no how to fix sh.. ur an ace and a professional do it thewayu no how

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andiar Rohnds says:

    duuuuude clean those shavings with a magnet

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andiar Rohnds says:

    WTF 720p

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lawrence Anderson says:

    Little tip: in addition to putting oil in the hole, put some on the bit also to keep the whole bit oiled up

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Jones says:

    Love these videos.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken C says:

    The issue is something called metallurgy. Same issue the Cadillac Northstar v8s had. A fine thread bolt torqued into soft metal. Then the dealer insists that 1 qt oil consumption in 800 miles is normal.
    It was only when customers with 70,000 miles and the extended warranty escalated to Toyota North America that Toyota started to address the issue. An otherwise good car with a pos engine.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    The head bolts fail because of the lack of amount of Threads used and The hot and Cold cycles from the head makes the Head Bolts Brittle Eric O @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thad Machia says:

    Nice work thank you!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Stowell says:

    Eric I love your videos. You might be able to remove those hollow dowel pins by filling the cavity in the dowel pin hole with grease (it can be melted). Then with a punch or bolt that just fits inside the dowel pin drive the pin into the grease and the hydraulic action should move the pin. Hope this helps I’ve used it on pilot bearings etc. and it works well.
    Many Blessings to you all,
    David

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jason parry says:

    My experience with drilling into blocks is drill until you hit water. Then go home.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars uglysteve1 says:

    A fine job then as now. Heavy on info and personality. I’m not sure that there is any better channel day in , day out on YouTube. Others do some, you do all.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J Stewart says:

    Wouldn't you be better to vacuum the waste metal rather than blowing it all over the car ,you never know where it goes into and damages .

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J T says:

    a h00ker can do a head job, too

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    I remember a recall while working at a chevy dealership in the 80's Wrong type of headbolts broke or streatchedwhich caused head gasket to blow or warped heads….Had to do a few even though I was the shops only alignment tech…..I didn't stay on that job long even if they did sponsor my late model stock. That red loctite is almost as good as sleeve retainer loctite.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Keris Francis says:

    What size tool fits head bolt

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craigie F Concert says:

    I’ve got a 2006 Camry with the 2AZFE engine, which is the same as the rav4. I hope this never happens to it.

    What I’d like to know is what causes these bolts to strip? They naturally strip themselves out due to pressure?

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greg Hamilton says:

    On a 4.2 inline g m engine, you will break 11 of the 14 head bolts. That is a job. The kit to repair it is somewhere around 6 to 8 hundred dollars if i remember correctly. I turned the job down.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars heyitschino says:

    Kind of a random question Eric. If you need that special tool to complete that job do you usually charge that to the customer the price of the tool. Or let it eat into your profit from that repair job? Kind of a weird one. Yea you’re the mechanic and need the tool but it wasn’t your fault that the bolts stripped. That was bad design or because of heat cycles or what have you

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Blake says:

    I think I missed something cause I can't find the video of the head removal

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AlexVids says:

    That air drill is crap, way to fast. No control.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AlexVids says:

    It's cheaper to fix it than buy a new car. Duh.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rod Parker says:

    Terrific,loved it .

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fubar totale says:

    Try to keep that brake parts cleaner off your skin, it's called "routes of ingestion",
    Skin is one.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fubar totale says:

    "T" handled tap wrenches are handy, smaller swing and better feel.
    In the trade they call the straight ones "tap breaker" wrenches.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TrueIndie88 says:

    A nerve wrecking job indeed. Great job.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! David Merlino says:

    For your kids indoor BB gun target just a piece of paper or a standard size cardboard and an old pillow that's all you need I like watching a show take care

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kyle mengel says:

    AWD Rav 4 can go thru some mud.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Keith Walker says:

    I'd have thrown a second hand engine into it!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tv says:

    You don't have to tell me twice to use brake cleaner

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jacob E says:

    Haha Eric, “kindof spendy, but…the box”

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cliff Glines says:

    I had a guy come to my shop. He had over heated his honda so he wanted me to put new rings bearings and head gasket. I got it all done and went to put the heat on, and it had been so hot it annealed the block so bad it stripped ALL the head bolts. I Heli coiled all the bolt holes. What a fun day that was.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edward Haas says:

    Eric, when I did this I used a shop vac while drilling and that sucked up the loose chips as I drilled and evacuated debris in hole, just a tip, I am not in your league, great videos, THX.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clinton Andrews says:

    Just a thought: the air drill might not be the best tool for this job because it is high speed and the larger the bit the lower the rpm for optimal drilling. Think of the speed/pulley chart on a drill press. A variable speed electric drill might be a better option. Are there any machinists out there who can speak to the subject?

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stormy Rain says:

    2az-fe = 2zz-fe backwards. Same engine that is in the 2003-2008 corolla. The 2003-2004 versions had bad piston rings. Change them to stop the oil burning issue. It is a known issue with these engines