Here’s an informative piece that can save a current Highlander owner from total engine failure or alert a used car shopper looking at buying an older Highlander about a common fault that leads to a blown engine in these models.
A Problem with Some Toyota Highlanders
The Highlander is a popular model and deserves its reputation as a fine vehicle. However, even fine vehicles can sometimes have faults that go beyond the minor and wind up as a major catastrophe that can cost the owner his vehicle’s engine.
That was the latest message from host of the Car Care Nut YouTube channel who discusses a problem seen in Toyota Highlanders with the 2GR-FE 3.5L V6 ToyotaLexus Engine: a rupturing rubber oil cooling line that when it gives out leads to rapid oil loss and irreparable damage to the engine.
The Value of This Video
The value of this video (aside from a warning about the need for a metal replacement oil cooler line if your Highlander has a rubber one) is that it discusses the options an owner has if this happens to you and what you can expect the options to cost you in repairs. Plus, a warning about what not to do when buying a used engine to replace a blown one.
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Timothy Boyer is Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.
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