klue wrote:PICS OR DEATH!
Got the exact same response on MR2OC lol
I will have pics up soon.
My 4Runner got broken into and my digital camera was in it so I got a friend of mine to take pictures last night.
I was at the shop until 1am pulling, and disassembling a 3S-GTE from a MR2. My customer tried to change his own spark plugs and stripped the holes and then he heli-coiled it and sunk the heli-coil too deep and the piston hit the plug and tore it all out of the head. The head now needs to be resurfaced, the spark plug hole repaired, #3 piston needs to be replaced and the valves are bent. The Ceramic that broke off the plug destroyed the CT20B on the way out the exhaust and there was a handful of metal shavings in the combustion chamber, turbo, downpipe, and b-pipe..
Moral of the story if you have a stripped hole, take it to a professional. I would have pulled the head and repaired it on the benchtop.
He just bought a whole motor I had sitting here and I swapped it out so he could be back on the road right away.