In this video I install the timing chain and timing cover... well I attempt to....I used 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

49 thoughts on “Toyota rav4 2azfe stripped head bolt repair part iv”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CharlieR says:

    Should you wait 24 hours after the insert install to torque the head bolts? To give loctite time to set up and cure.

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

    That what I like about this channel. Perfectionist. I like seeing the lessons learned too. Great video Mr O.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mojo27564 says:

    Awesome, thanks

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Arno Dyck says:

    Certainly can sympathise with the challenges on this job. Having had many moments of taking it back apart again. Most of the time it works out.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Kuehnle says:

    I think everyone appreciates the fact you didn't edit out any of your video. Great video!

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

    god damn dude. better off just swaping the engine

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Cz says:

    Thank you for leaving the mistake in. I agree with your assessment – can't let something haunt you, gotta go back and fix it. I've learned a lot about both specific repairs and the general operation of engines and vehicle systems from your videos, and despite my best efforts I make mistakes as well. Sometimes when I realize I'm bungling a repair, my arms covered in dirt and grease, dirty face, laying under a car on the cold garage floor with a pile of scattered tools beside you, it can feel like I'm the only one who's ever screwed up. This kind of video keeps me from being too hard on myself. If SMA can make a mistake, for damn sure anyone can. I'm about 8 years, and 6 vehicles, into doing ALL my own car repair. Your channel and few others have been wonderful guideposts, especially with lessons like this. Mistakes happen. The IMPORTANT thing is catching them and fixing them.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars mark walsh says:

    If you don’t go home and lay in bed thinking did I tighten this or did I do that then you may as well give up because if you don’t question yourself then you’ve stopped caring and you work then becomes dangerous

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J. Blake says:

    Maturity makes you know that you must redo.
    How do I know.
    I really like this series. Great job Pal.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alex Blanco says:

    What happened to the extra small tube you had at the beginning of this repair you said you were going to put away and forget where ?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Breauk En says:

    Ah man, I was wondering if you remembered silicone on the center bolt holes. That sucks, but good on ya to fix it

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

    You got the timing Dead On Correct Eric O the arrows Line up With The Chain Color Links on the cams @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

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

    I love the Long Lengthy Videos Very Entertaining always help Pass Time and Fun to listen to while I'm editing Videos Great Series Eric O @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

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

    Wow you are really devoted to your work and you always do a great job explaining appreciate ya!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Gley says:

    Formed-in-place gaskets (FIPG)

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dano C. says:

    Almost 7 yrs. old (man it's gone fast). Happy New Year!.. Anyway, Realizing you forgot to put sealant on those bolt hole contacts right after you put it on is far better than going over everything when you were done then realizing it. So if you were to forget something that was good a time as any to realize it. Also anyone doing a similar job will get to that point and think this is what Eric forgot and will not make the same setback. So not really a mistake, just a setback. Not going back and fixing it would have been a mistake, especially if it started leaking…

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Parsons says:

    These toy 4cyls don’t have a great reputation, so it’s good for the young folks to have this vid to help them keep their heaps running.
    Good lessons for the young folks who need to do this. What excellent advice to the young wrenches, think of notion that this vid could possibly go out to thousands of mechanics working on their own. In the old days a senior mech. Would say o take it back apart and make sure it’s done properly.. they look to good mechanics for advice, and that’s you sir.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Longman says:

    Rectifying mistakes like that reassures your customers that when you make a mistake on their stuff you will not try to hide it until it becomes a problem for them. You will take the trouble to get it right so they go home with a good job first time. Builds customer confidence.

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter Hess says:

    FIPG IS BLACK SILICONE HAHA

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike White says:

    showing your mistakes makes it more real, i make them as well, thanks for sharing.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Wright says:

    Formed-in-place gaskets (FIPG

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ONCEUPONAWELDINC. says:

    you probably know this by now but a good way to pull an alignment pin/insert is by using a tap that slightly larger then the ID and slide hammer or similar to yank it out

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jack Gum says:

    I have a 2011 rav4 and I see your timing and my timing is set up a little different can I still put it in time the same way you're putting yours in time mine only has that one chain please let me know

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars eastcoastrifraf says:

    form-in-plastic gaskets

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ahmad Ghosheh says:

    Second time through the series, can't blink watching. Yeah, that's how videos are done.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Matthew Smith says:

    I know this is an older video… but the fact that you admit you didn't do something right and willing to take the extra time shows how honest you are. Wish there were more honest mechanics around here

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tv says:

    Good catch good job.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Williams Jr. says:

    haha you call it dry fitting…i do that too. i call it finding the combination.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Something Else Here says:

    FIPG = Formed In Place Gasket

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gunsaway1 says:

    We are quilts,of screwing the pooch. Lol

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chomp Normski says:

    I did an engine swap on one of these and had an oil leak (minor) coming from either the bolt that secures the harness to the head or the oil valve above it (passenger side/ rear side). I went back today and removed the harness clamp from the head, silicone the bolt and put it back into the head. (Leaving the harness unbolted). When I went to start the car, I only had a maint. Light on the dash and the car would not attemp to start. Is that harness bracket on the back side of the head (the harness that goes in between the intake and the block) a ground? Do I need to secure it back to the head?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Knorr says:

    The mistake would have been letting it go as it was.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 16V says:

    NS300 By Huhn Solutions seems much better than the Timesert product – any feedback if the Timesert has failed yet? I've heard of several Timesert failures around 2 years or so in this app, haven't heard on Northstars -they've all been dumped as soon as they got them fixed…

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tedjohnson64 says:

    Great video! Watching a master mechanic make mistakes (and recognize them) is actually much more interesting than videos where everything goes smoothly. Also really liked your philosophy of taking it back apart to redo it rather than live with the haunting thought that it may leak in the future. Good man!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 1337penguinman says:

    Difference between a good mechanic and a hack. A hack would have taken the quick fix. A good mechanic won't because it will bug him that he didn't do it right.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars del gill says:

    geeze you handel stress well, kudos

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jesús Casillas says:

    Thanks , good work 👍🏼

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JT H says:

    I know this is an old video but it is still relevant- I am doing this exact job right now – somebody beat me too it though – the back 5 bolts had helicoils in them along with shortened head bolts – when I took it apart the right front head bolt thread was pulled and engine oil had sprayed out of that oil supply port. Like a fool since the back bolts had been done and they all were tight I resued them – I didn't like the way the back bolts torqued down – they didn't pull smooth like the time certs did – the helicoils would snap and pop as they got tight – my gut was telling me it wasn't right…. and my gut was right – I got it back after about 1500 miles… it had a random misfire and was using a small amount of glycol – but when I pressured up the radiator with 16 pounds everything was tight – but when I brought the misfiring cylinders up to tdc with a hot engine and put 100 pounds into the cylinder I got an immediate reaction from the coolant rise in the radiator.. So I have to do the job over for free … my book says 14 hours to change headgasket on this 2.4 engine… plus I have to figure out how to get those helicoils out and rebuild the 5 rear head bolt holes … so dont worry about having to redo that front cover – it's a pimple on the prick of progress… nice video guy you always make good vids even for us more experienced guys…

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Crispr Talk says:

    The incident with the holes/bolts reminds me of something I did years ago. I was a graduate student in a molecular biology research lab and was learning how to do something called plating a lambda zap virus library. Near the end of the lengthy procedure I realized I messed up. It probably would have been OK for govt work… but I decided to start over. 12 hours later I finished it right. I know what you were going through. I gotta tell ya to Eric.. I had not much to do today. I had already watched this series a couple years ago, and decided to watch it again today. Man I am glad I did too. It is a fantastic series, filled with lots of good stuff! I really appreciate you taking the time set up the camera… time away from your family.. etc in order to film and edit it. Much appreciated!!!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kalynn Rice says:

    Eric u are a good guy. I love your video's it doesn't matter if there long or short video's. You are definitely good at what u do buddy. Keep going

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Frey says:

    oh did you turn the gas off

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Wright says:

    Your mistake is our virtual lesson and correction! Fantastic build and series!!!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Foushee says:

    Fipg- stands for freaking irritating plastic goo, I work for toyota and I hate that crap

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John says:

    Form in place gasket FIPIG