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How Does a Toyota Engine with 300,000 Miles Look Like On The Inside?


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  • Stu Rhodes
    Stu Rhodes 2 ай бұрын +1871

    I was a Porsche tech for over 10 years and finally reached my limit on how so many customers were treated and often ripped off. I started my own shop in Eastern LI where all I did was European cars. Like you, my shop was spotless and within 6 months I was on fire with work (good timing). Other repair shops were killing me with jobs they didn't know how to do. Jobs like timing belts, fuel injection, ABS systems, etc. I loved rebuilding engines and the satisfaction of hitting that key and hearing it "breath fire". I could go on, but I needed to say what a great, honest, and professional technician you present yourself to be. Rare in this field today. Good luck and good fortune to you and your endeavors.

    • Seu Genezzio
      Seu Genezzio 5 күн бұрын

      Still working???

    • tom murphy
      tom murphy 8 күн бұрын +2

      a technician with a conscience- theyre going to study your brain after youre gone....

    • Perez Pepito
      Perez Pepito 10 күн бұрын

      Ripped off how? I see a service and a price.

    • Ron Schultz
      Ron Schultz 13 күн бұрын

      ​@eggscape 07 Sayville 1982- 1983 a great experience.

    • Stan Kowalski
      Stan Kowalski 16 күн бұрын

      You guys have to realize that the vast majority of these videos made by so called "regular working guys" are actually little more than advertising and "infomercials"...not saying this dude on camera is not a good, decent dude or that the information he presents isn't accurate or true, but most of these types of information videos are simply advertising. Just be aware of that and do your own research and speak to other people who you trust and are knowledgeable about motor vehicles.

  • Jay Williams
    Jay Williams Ай бұрын +572

    I'm not sure what impresses me the most. Your cleanliness, organization, knowledge, integrity, honesty? All way above normal and admired in today's world. Also, hats off to your filming and production! Very well done. If only I lived closer to you because you'd have all my business! Thanks You for being an honest mechanic as it seems to be a rare quality these days!

    • Cassio
      Cassio 11 күн бұрын

      I could not write a better comment than this! Thank you!

    • harry berry
      harry berry 29 күн бұрын +1

      @jaywilliams8474...I totally agree with every word you stated. I wish ALL mechanics were like this. Also car salesmen, general consensus they can't be trusted, it's almost a tradition.

    • Saifur Rehman
      Saifur Rehman Ай бұрын +1

      really nice video, especially for the DIY enthusiasts!

      0FFICERPROBLEM Ай бұрын +2

      Getting ripped off and lied to by mechanics is the norm, in any country I've been through, it's insane how much better regulated and inforced it needs to be. Also mechanics don't need to be as organized and clean as this, but I hate where there's trash and chemicals and customer parts on the floor.

    • 13699111
      13699111 Ай бұрын +3

      I agree with your comment

  • atigerclaw
    atigerclaw 29 күн бұрын +92

    Last summer (2022), I developed a coolant leak in my vehicle, a 2015 Prius C. After doing a couple of 'easier' part swaps, I determined it was the head gasket giving up the ghost. So I bought ~$1,700 in tools and parts, bought the maintenance manual, watched a dozen or so videos on similar cars, and over the course of about a month, tore the engine down to the blocks, replaced the gasket, cleaned it up a little, and put it back together again. I had a few 'I've never done this before' hiccups as I went along (hose clamps from HELL, mainly). I had one family member looking at what I was doing and telling me it would be more cost-effective to just buy a new car.
    Six months later, and with another fifteen thousand miles of road on the odo, the only problem I've encountered, was learning I need to tighten the oil filter on a lot more than I did the first time (just when you think it's tight enough, work it a liiiitle more, or it will try to unscrew itself over time). The tools and parts are paid off, and my car has allowed me to continue to do work. So far with my vehicle, I have repaired it from a deer hit, replaced the hybrid battery, done the sparks and brakes, and the big gasket job (and I DID in fact inspect what I exposed just to make sure there was no gouging). I have done probably half the car's original value in repair work, for less than $5,000. I think, compared to having to potentially go get me another $30,000 vehicle loan, spending only 5K is a bargain. Sure, some of the work was a PAIN since I'm not exactly packing an auto-shop in the back yard, but from the first moment the insurance guy over the phone said 'this isn't worth repairing', I feel like I proved him, and everyone else wrong, repeatedly. Mind you, he doesn't know this because that was the only time we spoke, but I think that going from 198k miles to 256k miles as of the time of this writing, has been worth it.
    ...Oh, and I remember I've also replaced the air conditioner fan motor when it decided it was going to die. (Bear in mind, brushed DC motors tend to commit seppuku in a noisy fashion as they approach their end of life.)
    I love my car. The only part that actually scares me to consider work for is the transmission. It's a hybrid vehicle. The transmission is a little more sophisticated than normal. But you gotta' do what you gotta' do. And when the time comes, I'yam what I'yam...

    • atigerclaw
      atigerclaw 11 күн бұрын +3

      @bjügaarhæd !
      Most of the 'scary' parts of doing the work is the torque specifications and order of assembly you need to observe when you get to critical sections like the head bolts and timing chain. If you have the manual, and you follow the instructions to the letter, you're fine. But you CAN damage the valve head if you do the bolts wrong.
      That's why I bought the manual before I touched anything.

    • bjügaarhæd !
      bjügaarhæd ! 11 күн бұрын

      Nice, I've replaced, torn down and rebuilt the hybrid battery in my 2003 Prius but the engine stuff generally scares me off, broken bolt nightmares etc. You've got me thinking maybe it's not so bad, I still hope I'll never have to replace the hybrid drive stator or anything big... Yikes

    • Tyler Eaton
      Tyler Eaton 15 күн бұрын +2

      about the oil filter, putting a tiny bit of oil around the gasket before you screw it on also helps the seal quite a bit. (dunno if that helps for future reference but i just happened to think of it while i read.)

    • Daniel Ventura
      Daniel Ventura 16 күн бұрын +5

      bro wrote a whole essay

    • Art Kannon
      Art Kannon 21 күн бұрын +2

      Salute to you

  • Wady Saba
    Wady Saba Ай бұрын +163

    Protect this man at all cost..He's too honest and upfront. The government hate people like him.

    • H L
      H L 23 күн бұрын

      Haha love this comment. Kidding aside. What a mechanic!

    • j lovett
      j lovett 26 күн бұрын

      @Live Jay : hate him? i've worked in government and i love him!

    • Live Jay
      Live Jay Ай бұрын +5

      Why would "the" government hate him?

    • Thomas Howe
      Thomas Howe Ай бұрын +8

      The reward for his honesty is a very loyal and reliable client base that will return again and again 🙌🏻

  • Paul On Mars
    Paul On Mars Ай бұрын +73

    I sort of randomly clicked this video and then proceeded to watch it all the way through. Your knowledge and honesty really came through. 10 out of 10. If I lived anywhere near your shop, I'd bring you every car we have with full confidence that you would be straight up with me.

    • Dulcettonedaussie
      Dulcettonedaussie 19 күн бұрын +1

      I the same, accidentally came upon video, did a couple of years of automotive mechanics but didn’t finish full apprenticeship as I JUST wasn’t into it enough for a career, I went farming instead, I’ve digressed, I watched the whole thing and he was brilliant. In Australia everything costs quite a lot more so I think after 500,000kms you might just go for the sell/buy new but then again new car prices have gone up here expediently during covid so maybe not. Hard to find a mechanic like this guy in Australia. Australian workers want too much money to do not much work and we don’t have enough immigrant workers coming in. Did he say 100,000 miles on one set of tires ? That’s 160,000km’s. Unheard of. I see half that max here in an equivalent car here on Australian roads. Maybe Australia’s hot roads eat tires faster.

    • Paul On Mars
      Paul On Mars Ай бұрын +1

      @Right Lane Hog You're right. It's getting harder and harder to find good service this close to the Kuiper belt.

    • Right Lane Hog
      Right Lane Hog Ай бұрын

      @Glutodynia • 12 years ago 😉

    • Right Lane Hog
      Right Lane Hog Ай бұрын

      @Stu Chatterton It is a tribute to AMD that we take an extra moment to consider the comments left here. 😁

    • Stu Chatterton
      Stu Chatterton Ай бұрын +1

      @Right Lane Hog I read that as sarcasm and over-reacted. Apologies.

  • David
    David Ай бұрын +104

    I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness for the customer. We have a 2002 Toyota Avalon which we thoroughly enjoy having. It runs so well and has almost 350,000 miles. We bought it new and don’t won’t to get rid of it because it has split seats with the shifter on the column which gives us lots of seat and floor room. I wish that we could have you do the same for our car. The fact that you ended your video saying,” May the LORD bless you and keep you,” means much to me. 👍🏼

    • Chegg0001
      Chegg0001 15 күн бұрын

      @Dareis Nogod I see what you did there with your username

    • David
      David 17 күн бұрын +1

      @Dareis Nogod It was personal TO ME, and not to you…I don’t care for YOUR COMMENT.

    • Dareis Nogod
      Dareis Nogod 17 күн бұрын +2

      Don't care for your final thought.

  • Shane Roper
    Shane Roper 2 ай бұрын +4177

    Wish there were more mechanics like you out there. Full of pride, passion, integrity, and trust. Well done!

    • joop speth
      joop speth 25 күн бұрын +1

      And more cars like this.

    • G O D
      G O D Ай бұрын

      Only for the video lol

    • Ricky A.
      Ricky A. Ай бұрын

      Yes 100% agree with your comment. I am no mechanic.. but he Inspires me to keep creating car videos!! 🙂

    • Dave Wyatt
      Dave Wyatt Ай бұрын +1

      i think they are out there as i’m one of them, however since the trade does not pay well enough unless you own you own business maybe, a lot of mechanics end up quitting for better paying jobs as the passion quickly gets lost. pay peanuts get monkeys

  • Patrick Dunster
    Patrick Dunster 24 күн бұрын +26

    This is awesome! Excellent job!
    As a mechanic myself, love your shop and organization. As a 2011 Camry 2.5 Manual owner, I also love this video. Mine burns no oil and only has 125000 miles or so.
    I’m definitely subscribing and hope to see more great content!

  • David
    David Ай бұрын +32

    A mechanic that respects the customer's pocket book, and videos his work too! Amazing! I don't even like to take my 2012 Camry to a shop for an oil change because I can't tell if the oil filter cartridge has been changed.

    • Janet Yeoman
      Janet Yeoman 4 күн бұрын

      You can etch a small mark on it, take a picture, check when oil change done.

    • Black Mamba
      Black Mamba 26 күн бұрын

      Bro is camrys engine the best in Toyota segment

  • dozzy000
    dozzy000 Ай бұрын +27

    This guy not only does great and professional videos but also actually demostrates that he has a lot of training hours and knowledge.

  • First Last
    First Last 23 күн бұрын +7

    we need more auto techs like you PERIOD - really impressive work in a spotless shop
    what a lucky owner to have his car looked after by you!!

  • goldfieldgary
    goldfieldgary Ай бұрын +3

    I'm glad I've found your channel! Refreshing to hear someone who knows what he's talking about taking us on a teardown tour. I've never done much serious auto work but did go through a community college automotive program, due to back issues I went a different career path but don't mind doing my own work. The point being that what you are saying completely aligns with what I learned in school.

  • Prow91
    Prow91 2 ай бұрын +3631

    I work for Toyota at TMMI, I work in the assembly shop building Toyota vehicles and I’m proud to see videos like this. I take pride in knowing we build a solid product that is consistently reliable over all platforms.

    • Michael Robles
      Michael Robles 8 күн бұрын

      Lol, this is back then. Ain't any good past few years

    • CJ Colvin
      CJ Colvin 10 күн бұрын

      @Prow91 Right and I think that's where we're heading as well.

    • Prow91
      Prow91 10 күн бұрын

      @CJ Colvin I would go with the 4 runner personally

    • Prow91
      Prow91 10 күн бұрын

      @CJ Colvin I agree, believe me Japanese companies are dominating right now and it’s because of the values and ideas of their culture. American companies these days only care about profits, yes that’s the goal but we also need to care more about customer satisfaction, safety and reliability.

    • Prow91
      Prow91 10 күн бұрын

      @CJ Colvin that was also a bullet proof engine.

  • Richard Brain
    Richard Brain Ай бұрын +2

    Great strip out and rebuild. I like the detail you go into and the basis of actually making sure the whole car is worth the rebuild. Fantastic. Subbed

  • Dwight Gaylor
    Dwight Gaylor Ай бұрын +4

    I agree with you most definitely, ive been doing this work since the early 80s mostly honda and Toyota, and one thing i have learned is when doing this type of work, it takes a good mechanic with the ability to see the condition of something and know what will work, so you can do your customer right and not brake the bank,,,as a pro I want my customers to return, and to trust me when I give them a proper fix. one thing about being good at our craft , is realizing that your not going to be Rich but you can make a good living. to do this is the trust your customer has in you the pro... I think the way you handled this build is the right way..

  • gnawty
    gnawty 4 күн бұрын

    This is so cool. I kept forgetting this was a manual transmission, so I was worried about the project. Love that you graced us with a full thought process here. ❤

  • Peter
    Peter 10 күн бұрын +1

    I’m an aspiring mechanic, and the confidence he approaches a job is just unbelievable. Thank you for inspiring me!

  • RyanTreks
    RyanTreks Ай бұрын +3

    My 2003 Honda Element now has 300,324 miles. It is also starting to burn some oil now. I have always changed the oil ever 3K to 4K miles (not the recommended 5K). I've owned it since 147K and other than some oil burning it has been doing fine (yes, I've changed the timing chain and other things).
    Edit: 305,500 miles now.

    • NightHawk J30
      NightHawk J30 3 күн бұрын

      The Honda K Series is good engine the Honda J Series is king. Although VCM caused problems for them they fixed it on later models. Acura/Honda and few others only ones they go back and update things.

  • Ferrariman601
    Ferrariman601 2 ай бұрын +237

    I have never seen any of your work before, but in this one video, you’ve shown that you are truly a master mechanic. As a stalwart do-it-yourself fiend myself, I can’t express how much respect I have for your work and your expertise.

    • sebastian romero
      sebastian romero 2 ай бұрын

      @sam preece the upgrade finally held in 2012 but then they started putting in that glass 6speed auto transmission. They know how to keep these cars limited to 200k.

    • sam preece
      sam preece 2 ай бұрын

      @sebastian romero and yet "upgrading the piston design and piston rings" the engine could essentially last forever?

    • Louis In Name Only
      Louis In Name Only 2 ай бұрын

      Mr Nut is excellent I wish I could have my 2 Lexus serviced by him but they are only 10 & 11 years old and under 70,000 miles each. If I had a problem I would have either of my cars taken to Chicago from Central Kentucky to have him do the work. Change that oil every 5,000 miles or 6 months as I do Amad is a masters master mechanic.

    • sebastian romero
      sebastian romero 2 ай бұрын

      That engine is the worst they made

  • Alvin Alcid
    Alvin Alcid Ай бұрын

    Absolutely amazing to see how well these engines hold up. My last car was a 1st generation Scion tC and I loved it, had 112,000 miles but only burned a quart every 1500 miles, enough to be annoying but not enough for a dealer to care. Drove it it for 12 years and it ran strong to the last day I owned it. I got rid of it because feeding it oil got old and at the time felt it was time for something new. If I had the space to keep it, the capability to DIY it, or even if I had a shop like yours in the area I'd probably still be driving it today.

  • 10469
    10469 5 күн бұрын

    I’m outraged over the honesty, the knowledge, the pride.. where would the car world would be if guys like you existing everywhere. I’m happy to watch the whole video. Not to mention how you made the opec very upset before fixing their little oil burning machine.

  • Matt Hartmann
    Matt Hartmann Ай бұрын +5

    This video is an instant classic! It’s put together well on all fronts. Very informative! Thanks for making it. I ride a 2010 Corolla in Saint Paul, MN.

  • Jimbo
    Jimbo Ай бұрын +4

    Wow! That was an AMAZING video. You explained everything so eloquently and flawlessly. You are an amazing mechanic. God bless

  • Stephan Leming
    Stephan Leming 2 ай бұрын +249

    I'm an industrial mechanic--not a car mechanic. I can tell you are a master at your craft. Thank you for the video! Truly should be shown to all mechanics. You level of dedication and love for your craft is awesome!

    • Sa Ma
      Sa Ma 28 күн бұрын

      Exactly what I do

    • tyler238
      tyler238 2 ай бұрын

      You a millwright?

  • Mr Calvin Richardson
    Mr Calvin Richardson Ай бұрын +1

    You are a great mechanic. Thorough, thoughtful, consise and an all around class A mechanic. I just wish I knew where you were when I needed my car serviced. The video was top notch. Your explanations on point. You didn't leave out any pertinent information. I enjoyed it immensely.

  • Racerboy221
    Racerboy221 Ай бұрын +3

    Another great video of an exceptionally well built brand. Excellent job!

  • JustTheOtherDave
    JustTheOtherDave Ай бұрын +6

    I would love to see before / after measurements of various mechanical clearances (bearings, pistons, ring gap, cylinder bore, valve clearances, etc.) of a high mileage engine like this.

    • Dareis Nogod
      Dareis Nogod 17 күн бұрын +1

      This is not that kind of show.

    • Robert Schlumpberger
      Robert Schlumpberger Ай бұрын

      I'd like to see that too as well as know what oil and oil change intervals were. I've run synthetics for decades and the data around them show considerably less mechanical wear. AMSOIL seems to be the best in all the tests that I've seen/read. A 300,000-mile engine run on AMSOIL just might have everything within the original specs. Amazing stuff.

  • Twikki
    Twikki 26 күн бұрын +2

    I paid over 5.000 dollars in Norway just to get my through the car control for changing a couple of breaks in the back and some random shit.. This guy pulls the entire engine out.. Good job! Love watching your videos.

  • KY Goh
    KY Goh 22 күн бұрын

    Great video! Your professionalism and generosity in sharing your knowledge are a class above. I drive a 2003 Toyota Camry 2.4V with 350,000 km, which has been serviced regularly and had its parts replaced as soon as it's needed. Its engine didn't have the piston ring issue and is still running properly, maybe a little bit noisier than when it's brand new.

  • Daddy Quan
    Daddy Quan 2 ай бұрын +369

    You keep your shop very clean and organized, and I know you didn't just do it for the video! From one mechanic to another, I can tell that you take great pride in your work and that you really take care of your customers! Thank you for being a great and honest mechanic!

    • Adam Sz
      Adam Sz 2 ай бұрын +2

      It's not mean he's a good mechanic.

    • jan price
      jan price 2 ай бұрын

      that's why we have been buying toyotas latest to over speced

  • wilson rawlin
    wilson rawlin Ай бұрын +3

    You are a rare and wonderful shop owner and mechanic. If I was living in your state, you would have all of my auto repair business 100%.
    Outstanding details and explanation of everything. Thank you and God Bless you.

  • Claudio Pinto
    Claudio Pinto Ай бұрын

    Absolutely fantastic video. You're a great host. The cameraman also does a great job filming. Thank you!

  • StealthParrot
    StealthParrot Ай бұрын +2

    This is the first video I've seen from this guy, and boy am I impressed! Top notch auto technician, a real professional.

  • John Zinkowski
    John Zinkowski 8 күн бұрын

    Brilliant work! Thank you for taking the time to share this experience.

  • Tarman The Champion
    Tarman The Champion Ай бұрын +8

    I bet the owner was thrilled to see his well maintained car in such a great video too!

  • Growth Curve Marketing
    Growth Curve Marketing 2 ай бұрын +263

    An honest, knowledgeable mechanic who knows what to look for, does what's needed, and minimizes cost. He even keeps his shop clean! Wish thee were more like him. Kudos man.

    • formdoggie5
      formdoggie5 2 ай бұрын

      @Cp1999 theres a maintenance mat underneath it.

    • Michael
      Michael 2 ай бұрын +2

      @Cp1999 the rag : I’m a joke to you ? 🤦🏻‍♂️🤡😂

    • Timothy
      Timothy 2 ай бұрын +6

      @Cp1999 theres a rag underneath what r u trippin about

    • bertjesklotepino
      bertjesklotepino 2 ай бұрын

      @Cp1999 nvm, i now saw what you meant.

    • Cp1999
      Cp1999 2 ай бұрын +3

      And also keeps bonnets face down on top of a roof 🤦‍♂️

  • Jordan Modisa
    Jordan Modisa Ай бұрын +2

    When the video was at 16:00 - 16:30 you nailed everything coz thats where most folks miss it and ends up incurring unnecessary costs. Big ups my man you nailed everything with precision

  • JD Christiansen
    JD Christiansen 21 күн бұрын +2

    Great video. Never seen your videos. Like your style. Seems like you really know your stuff. You don’t have to use a lot of flash and big words to talk about what going on. In my experience, people who can explain what they do to the lay person are the experts. Well done!!

  • john foote
    john foote Ай бұрын +3

    watching from nz, you guys deserve the national medal, thank you for your passion, i wish we had mechanics like you , god bless the UKRAINES

  • Anthony Oladele
    Anthony Oladele Ай бұрын +3

    You are so good at explaining and structuring your explanation to drive home the learning, I strongly feel you should take up a lecturing part time gig at your local college to pass on this knowledge to next generation mechs, for real (Or still, do video MOOCs for some colleges). You are that super good.

  • Stew
    Stew 28 күн бұрын +2

    Excellent work, I'm sure that Toyota will be tooling down the road for many more years now. 👍

  • Reggae James
    Reggae James 2 ай бұрын +279

    And with that, we see why this channel deserves a million subscribers. You had the full attention of a guy who is only moderately interested in car repair for the entire length of the video. KZclip, give this gentleman more money please. :)

    • Right Lane Hog
      Right Lane Hog 2 ай бұрын +1

      Considering the channel is only 2 and a half years old, the million subscribers ought to be here by the end of 2023 or early 2024.

    • Right Lane Hog
      Right Lane Hog 2 ай бұрын +1

      @C You just gave a perfect explanation of why the formerly Big 3 are now known as the Detroit 3. I managed to walk a fine line on these issues by buying a Pontiac Vibe made of Toyota parts and assembled in a unionized factory within the USA. We also have a Tacoma from the same plant in the family. It is a pity the option no longer exists as NUMMI closed in 2010.

    • IsleOfFeldspar
      IsleOfFeldspar 2 ай бұрын +3

      You’re right but most people don’t learn. It’s all Dodge Jeep GM Ford where I live and it doesn’t seem to matter how bad they are.

  • Fabian alzate Sanchez
    Fabian alzate Sanchez 10 күн бұрын

    this is beautiful content and excellent work. The world needs more honest people like you.

  • Lee Franklin
    Lee Franklin Ай бұрын +2

    Absolutely fascinating in depth view of that Toyota engine from a real expert. Question, no new clutch while you have the engine out?

  • JayhemFindsYou
    JayhemFindsYou 29 күн бұрын +2

    I rebuilt my Toyota 2AZ-FE engine at 185,000 miles. The cylinders still had cross hatch and looked new, so did the bearings on the bottom end! All I did was replace the rings and pistons and reassembled and she just rolled 200,000 miles burning absolutely no oil anymore, engine should be good for another 200K.

  • Spacemonkeymojo
    Spacemonkeymojo Ай бұрын

    This was such an amazing video! Wow. You are such a spectacular mechanic, the world needs more people like you!!!! I wish you were my mechanic lol.

  • Iron Front
    Iron Front Ай бұрын

    Random comment but I gotta say I love the working environment of your workshop. The vast majority of workshops I see have a bare, rough concrete floor. Poor lighting, dirty walls and worst of all they are typically have all the garage doors at the front fully open all year round. Even when it is snowing and raining.

  • Robert Noll
    Robert Noll 2 ай бұрын +190

    I'm hitting 73 and had a great time going through this video with you !!!
    My days of climbing on, over and under a vehicle are long gone so thanks for taking me along !!! You are a great mechanic and gave a perfect presentation !!!
    Bobby Noll here in Longmont Colorado !!!

    • Greg Hemlock
      Greg Hemlock Ай бұрын +1

      Same Denver Colorado

    • Doc Mangler
      Doc Mangler 2 ай бұрын +1

      Hello Longmont! I'm in Denver!

  • goldwing2000
    goldwing2000 Ай бұрын

    Thanks for posting this. We have a one-owner 2007 with 260k that we have been nursing through the same oil-burning issue. The CSP notification never reached us and by the time we made ourselves aware of the campaign, it was already too late to have the work done so I've been trying to decide if it's worth fixing. The car is otherwise in good condition with no issues (besides the dashboard, which Toyota knows about but refuses to fix). $1000 for new pistons, rings and bearings, $2000 for a short block (haven't scoped the cylinders yet)... or $15k for a newer used car with an unknown history. It's a tough choice!

  • ThisDudeMax
    ThisDudeMax 11 күн бұрын +1

    I’ve got a 2010 2.5 Camry in the Gold color as well with 165K miles. Still going strong with no problems other than replacing rear wheel bearings

  • 8bitskipper
    8bitskipper Ай бұрын

    Wish every mechanic is like you. My personal back in the days was awesome as well. Thank you for showing us this dissection.

  • Tristun Janes
    Tristun Janes Ай бұрын

    Found your channel yesterday and you've got great videos and great advice on things, for instance 32:30 to 33:00 in this video is great advice for not only deciding if your car is worth the work but also applies to buying a used one

  • RODALCO2007
    RODALCO2007 Ай бұрын

    Fantastic video. One of the most detailed video's I have seen on the web. Great to have all the details regarding costs from the customer. Your workshop is so clean and well organized. Thanks again for a great video. New subscriber from New Zealand.

  • Chris Beall
    Chris Beall 2 ай бұрын +317

    The condition of your shop and the cleanliness is a MAJOR selling point to me. Interesting video, thanx for taking the time and effort to produce it and continued success in your endeavours!!

    • rdkndr1
      rdkndr1 2 ай бұрын +1

      Clean shop means little. Production residue means profit.

    • Restore America
      Restore America 2 ай бұрын

      Hey Car nut! I have a 2014 Camry, does that have the updated pistons? Also I recently seen a video suggesting putting a carbon cleaning additive in the Oil, just before an oil change. My car has about 100k, do you think this is a good idea on my next change? I am a little. skeptical of using any engine additives, even though it will be drained after a small run time?

    • Matt C
      Matt C 2 ай бұрын +9

      @Roman Shocker No, it won't... But hopefully the respect he shows his shop, tools/equipment, etc, translates to the respect he has for the customers and their vehicles. Not always the case though. I know a few older/messier looking shops with great owners. I'm also certain there's some exceptional looking shops with crazy, untrustworthy owners/mechanics.

    • Roman Shocker
      Roman Shocker 2 ай бұрын +6

      Cleaning the shop won't fix the car - Scotty kilmer

  • Live Jay
    Live Jay Ай бұрын

    Excellent walk-through regarding actual ownership cost! Subbed for more of your logic and practical thinking.

  • jahnjee
    jahnjee Ай бұрын +8

    As someone that's sort of OCD, I just wish y'all cleaned the engine bay and some of the parts so that at least once everything is installed, it looks cleaner and less dusty 😂. Other than that, amazing video and very informative 👍🏻

  • Luishk37
    Luishk37 Ай бұрын

    this is the first time i ever see this video and notice this channel and I'm already in love, you are the kind of mechanic that the world needs!!

  • Taddeo Jude Mugagga
    Taddeo Jude Mugagga 4 күн бұрын

    Hello sir,
    Thank you together with your team in your workshop for doing this job. This is my first time to see the inside of an engine. I had never seen the inside of an engine. It's a big job. You must be really a professional in this field. I highly appreciate your work. Thanks again. Taddeo from Durham, NC

  • meh!
    meh! 22 күн бұрын

    Whew! I enjoyed watching the Timelapse of you taking it out. Getting it back in and everything reconnected will probably be the hardest part 😂

  • skinnysteve713
    skinnysteve713 2 ай бұрын +307

    I still have my 1999 Toyota Tacoma inline 4 w/ 5 speed. It just rolled over 420,000 miles and it is still going strong. Of course naturally some things have been changed like starter, alternator, spark plugs, wires etc. But the motor and transmission have been rock solid. Very well built and as long as you keep up normal maintenance schedule.

    • CSTE
      CSTE Ай бұрын

      I have a 2010 6 speed camry and changed the clutch at 150k miles. Previous owner perhaps rode the clutch maybe....

    • COES Forever
      COES Forever Ай бұрын

      @William . Yep. Dealership/shops means business. The last time I changed the oil on my Lexus was around 5 years ago and always using Mobile 1 Synthetic

    • William
      William Ай бұрын +1

      @COES Forever dealership told me to replace at 100k miles and again at 300k miles....totally ignored them...not broken don't fix it...

    • James Franko
      James Franko Ай бұрын

      Does it burn oil?

    • DarkWolf Hobbies
      DarkWolf Hobbies 2 ай бұрын

      This. My Grandpas 1994 Tercel made it to 650k before a ring finally gave out. Still fires right up though. No major engine work done, he had to change his clutch a couple times and I believe he refreshed the tranny while it was out but that engine lasted longer than I have ever witnessed a car do. My parents Eclipse made it to almost 400k before it got totaled. Maintenance is key. MOST cars last a long while if you maintain them properly. Except the r53 Mini. That thing just like to kill itself.

  • pcxxy
    pcxxy Ай бұрын

    really appreciate to hear opinions from an honest mechanic
    one thought i have is even though I'm also someone who thinks fix only what's needed, i would argue that it probably is still worth considering replacing certain (inexpensive) engine parts that show potential signs of failure in the near future mainly because the labor cost is a significant proportion of this engine teardown job - ie don't want to take it apart again anytime soon to fix something small..
    otherwise excellent video!

  • KrispyKrink
    KrispyKrink 24 күн бұрын +1

    First time I bought a new car from a dealer was a 1993 Toyota Tercel. Loved that car, 4 speed manual and got on average around 32mpg and paid around $10,500 total after CA tax and DMV. Kept it to 320K miles before I moved on.

  • Sid Schwan
    Sid Schwan Ай бұрын +2

    Awesome Quality workmanship done, hat's off for you guys.

  • And Bor
    And Bor 21 күн бұрын

    Thank you for the informative video. Indeed, I was wondering for a while how does Camry's engine look like after high mileage. Nice to see an honest mechanic and skilled professional. Cheers.

  • Loraine richards
    Loraine richards Ай бұрын +1

    When a guy makes an engine rebuild look (easy) you know he’s good , Well done !

  • Rotaryfool
    Rotaryfool 2 ай бұрын +304

    Obviously one of the most professional mechanics you will ever witness. Amazing insights and professionalism. It was fun to watch the whole disassembly and build.

    • Gumby_in_CO
      Gumby_in_CO 2 ай бұрын +3

      The pride he takes in his work as well as his knowledge are apparent.

  • J W
    J W 21 күн бұрын +1

    This guy’s knowledge and detail is amazing he’s the Mark Worman of Toyota! Great vid man!

  • Danneberg Acres
    Danneberg Acres Ай бұрын +2

    So many times I wonder how a video gets millions of views...but this one deserves it. Its not a how-to (more of a why-to) but it's a Great vid. GREAT INFO, excellent narration, super knowledgeable and interesting. Thanks for posting it - New Subscriber @DannebergAcres

  • Bernardo Araral
    Bernardo Araral Ай бұрын +3

    Love your videos. Very helpful and very informative. I have 140,000 on my 2007 Camry. I burns about 1 quart every 200 miles, I'm guessing. I really love this car. I live in Los Angels and am really considering doing the work you did. I was considering purchasing a new motor. What are your recommendations and who should I look for to do the work?

    • Dick Riggles
      Dick Riggles 20 күн бұрын

      Those years are known for having that problem.

  • Anthony Bowen
    Anthony Bowen 23 күн бұрын

    Love your content, keep up the amazing work

  • Elgordo Veiga
    Elgordo Veiga Ай бұрын +1

    Great Work,great mechanic !!!! I love the way you work!!! I wish you all the best!!!!

  • Aleks
    Aleks Ай бұрын

    You’re like a surgeon specialist when it comes to cars. Very impressed!👏👏👏

  • B Davis
    B Davis 2 ай бұрын +471

    Wow! How often do you get to see a tear-down and rebuild of a 300k mile Toyota engine. Add to that the excellent and highly informative dialog and that is what makes this one of the great KZclip channels!

    • Tolitz E
      Tolitz E 2 ай бұрын

      You'd see tear down/rebuilds all the time in third world or less developed countries. Here in America, it's about disposing and replacing items with new when they break.

    • Mr. Superstar
      Mr. Superstar 2 ай бұрын +5

      chris jones No, he did not say that. What he did say is that Toyota decided to use low tension piston rings in 2007, since then the oil-burning problems appeared.

    • onenikkione
      onenikkione 2 ай бұрын +7

      chris jones he would disagree. I doubt he would rebuild a poorly designed engine

    • Jonathan Ratliff
      Jonathan Ratliff 2 ай бұрын +16

      AMD has no peer! He is THE BEST!

    • Right Lane Hog
      Right Lane Hog 2 ай бұрын +4


  • Pappa Pappi
    Pappa Pappi 7 күн бұрын

    Beautiful and thoroughly presentation ☺️..
    Love your zeal precision.. hope it 's always so in real life 👍😉

  • Syndicate Productions Taranaki

    I really enjoyed your video.Not many mechanics are as comprehensive and concise.I learnt heaps.Respect

  • Terry Perrott
    Terry Perrott Ай бұрын

    I had a Toyota manual shift pickup that had the R22 or 22R engine, I loved it, stayed on top of maintenance & it ran for many years.

  • Carp Envy
    Carp Envy 16 күн бұрын +1

    Just sold one!! Had it for fishing & work. It had 347,000 miles on it. And still going super strong! 1.8L VVTI. Proper work horse 💯

  • Al gansk
    Al gansk Ай бұрын +1

    The best and smartest automotive breakdown I’ve ever watched. Fantastic! Props to a real professional.

  • EpiphGd
    EpiphGd Ай бұрын +336

    What an excellent mechanic. Pure knowledge and pride in his work. Excellently presented as well.

    • gene fogarty
      gene fogarty 22 күн бұрын

      @Naph Victor No.

    • Naph Victor
      Naph Victor 22 күн бұрын

      @gene fogarty poor logic. Could also say that he has more time to dedicate to you. Or that it shows his cleanliness and attention to detail

    • gene fogarty
      gene fogarty 26 күн бұрын +1

      @notfiveo For real, if you've got that much time to wash floors, you aren't exactly jam packed with work. Then again this is fantasy land on YT.

    • Boris Mercalov
      Boris Mercalov Ай бұрын

      @notfiveo 😀😃😃 This is a nice guy. I like all his videos.

    • notfiveo
      notfiveo Ай бұрын +4

      If my shop was that clean my customers would know they were in the wrong place.

  • Paul Haynes
    Paul Haynes Ай бұрын

    A true craftsman, happy in his work - a real pleasure to watch. Great video too.

  • NoCancelCultureAccepted
    NoCancelCultureAccepted Ай бұрын

    I truly wish for a mechanic like you in my town.

  • sweeny deeny
    sweeny deeny Ай бұрын

    Wow what a professional video love the commentary the detail of the video the voice over excellent my good man , you have made it into my top 5 videos ,you should be proud of the work you do sir

  • Lin Mal
    Lin Mal Ай бұрын +1

    Reliable motoring. A smart owner, a smart mechanic !

  • Nebraskan in Kansas
    Nebraskan in Kansas Ай бұрын +1

    As far as aftermarket parts, I'm avoiding them for lots of stuff. I bought 4 new calipers for my truck, and 2 of them leaked when I took it in to be serviced. Replaced them all with OEM parts. The OEM ones have worked just fine.

  • Drew Cartwright
    Drew Cartwright 2 ай бұрын +151

    Love these engine tear down episodes. As a former air-cooled VW line mechanic from many years ago, so impressed how nice you keep your shop and love how organized your engine assembly process is-Just like we used to do! By the way, that oil consumption issue reminds me of the old Chevy Vegas!

    • Baba Gandu
      Baba Gandu 2 ай бұрын

      VW / Porsche amazing

    • FindLiberty
      FindLiberty 2 ай бұрын +6

      LOL - I used to run the drain oil from the other cars through our 72 Vega. It did not seem to make any difference.
      The secret to long life was a huge V8 air filter mod that was necessary to deal with all the PCV blow-by oil mist.
      Eventually a $150 junk yard "Iron Duke" replaced the OEM Aluminum engine that I removed by hand, without a hoist!
      Ah, those were the good old days for sure...

  • whitehorse1959
    whitehorse1959 Ай бұрын

    Such a professional job on both the engine and the video. My wife’s 2004 Camry V6 3.0 litre is burning oil badly now at about 260,000 kms for the same reason. It’ll be scrapped soon. My 2003 Ford Falcon (Australia) is full LPG from factory and has 533,000 kms on the ODO. No oil burning at all. In fact, the engine oil remains clean because carbon doesn’t build up in these 4.0L LPG Engines. It has a freakishly long-lasting engine.

  • nYx
    nYx 23 күн бұрын

    I had the same car 8 years ago, loved driving it, it served me well even after a small accident.

  • xxsekoxx
    xxsekoxx Ай бұрын

    42 and this is the best engine breakdown, explanation of things ive ever seen. You could watch this video a few times and learn soooo much. Thanks!

  • wildwolvespack
    wildwolvespack Ай бұрын

    I applaud you Sir. Technician for being honest and letting your customer know what is needed. Not spending more than what is supposed. If I were your customer I'll come back to your shop every time.

  • KLF
    KLF Ай бұрын +1

    You are excellent in your job bro. I liked the way you explained it. Absolutely fantastic. God bless you too my brother 🙏🏽

  • TC
    TC 2 ай бұрын +327

    I love videos like this. Kudos to the owner for continuing to maintain it with over 300,000 miles.

    • Randall Debow
      Randall Debow Ай бұрын +1

      My mom drives a 06 tundra v8 with 360000 miles and it runs just like the day she bought it brand new it will still smoke the tires down the block i took it to the woods a few months ago and played around it ran beautiful 😍😍 I love Toyota and Nissan well old Nissan

    • Deon Brown
      Deon Brown Ай бұрын

      Where is this shop located

    • Joseph Dominics
      Joseph Dominics 2 ай бұрын +1

      @itzjustfelix Nice ride that you have! Great choice with that V6. If you find yourself with a Toyota I4 Turbo in the future, it should be a great motor. Toyota has been making strong long lasting 4 bangers forever.

    • Chenisiky Moh
      Chenisiky Moh 2 ай бұрын

      @itzjustfelix @ did those government big guys had even concerned about Mr. Kim or Mr. Xi one day may drop an EMP ?

    • itzjustfelix
      itzjustfelix 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Squanch Wanch I agree with that fact I have a toyota highlander 2021 with a V6 engine and man it's just pretty amazing cause it's a Natural aspirated engine but since they went to a V4 Turbo for the 2023 model I'm like Nah im good that thing ain't even gonna last 5 yrs cause it's a Damm turbo and it always has problems...

  • Michael Luna
    Michael Luna Ай бұрын

    Step by step narration and easy to follow. Well done.

  • darrksyderx7
    darrksyderx7 14 күн бұрын

    Subbed!!!! Good to know there are still decent ethic mechanics around. Plus your local !! So great to know as well

  • DiviningROD
    DiviningROD Ай бұрын

    Great video, as my 4runner 3.4 is cresting 290k and this video gives me tons to consider,she runs fine though
    Getting a front driver side beating noise and just starting to look into that ,as far as diy or shop .

  • bjügaarhæd !
    bjügaarhæd ! 11 күн бұрын

    Love the work this guy does, hopefully keep that car running for another 30 years

  • Simmons
    Simmons 27 күн бұрын

    Mahn! So professional and dedicated! I wish more people in the world were still this way

  • Harshit Lohaan
    Harshit Lohaan 2 ай бұрын +496

    I like the fact that he really keeps his garage clean.

    • tuck shop
      tuck shop 2 ай бұрын

      @pete smitt They still say Gas. XD

    • pete smitt
      pete smitt 2 ай бұрын

      @tuck shop short for gasoline, but how silly shortening the word to gas when there are other fuels that are actually gas.. 'merica.

    • David Reed
      David Reed 2 ай бұрын +2

      He basically lives there and keeps house well

    • John Reitz
      John Reitz 2 ай бұрын

      @Brian K His "garage" in Texas was a dump and an embarrassment to him and the industry.

    • tuck shop
      tuck shop 2 ай бұрын

      @pete smitt Americans call liquid fuel gas.

  • Calipsokid
    Calipsokid 18 күн бұрын

    I dont have a clue about cars. I would pull a hose out ( and only a hose ) and not remember where it goes LOL !!! Watching you with this engine just amazed me. Taking it apart ( im only 12 minutes in so far ) and being able to get it all back together again in my eyes is astonishing. Well done !!

  • alamal-web | جزائري في بريطانيا

    Great jobs folks 👍🤠 . You literally nailed it .thanks for sharing.

  • doovie101
    doovie101 20 күн бұрын

    I know very little about cars, but I love listening to someone like yourself that clearly knows what they're talking about. Good video.