Could you tell by inspecting through the spark plug holes ?
Originally Posted by The Critic
AFAIK, the easiest way to tell is to set the cyl #1 to TDC and inspect the position of cyl #4. If they're drastically off then there are probably issues. Unfortunately, this means you cannot find out until after the cylinder head is removed. If anyone has better ideas, let me know.
Originally Posted by rekit
Good work. How do you check for bent rods without getting to them? It seems the takeaway would be to re-torque the head bolts at some interval. The older Supras and others (late 80's) had HG failures, supposedly due to the removal of asbestos from the gaskets. Happened to my 89. 94 was ok tho.
The car suits my needs just fine, so I would prefer to keep it until it is no longer economically feasible to do so. This repair could have been the breaking point if I had to pay someone for the repair.
Originally Posted by dogememe
Disappointing that's a common issue. No brand of car is without faults. Do you like the car?