Is 2016 gen 3 "after the fix" for head gasket issues?

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  1. G Man v5

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    I know I've read this and have searched but couldn't come up with info. My 2012 pretty much died...270K and have the p0301 misfire. Mechanic put a scope in cylinder and says it appears to be cracked....

    Anyway, I have a line on a 2016v with 122k miles. Are these supposedly better???

    Thanks..
     
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    yes, mid 2014
     
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    A 2016 v wagon is still gen3. If you believe in Mendel's egr theory causing all things bad in a gen3, then you are hosed with a 2016 v. If you are more aligned with professional mechanics at Toyota and other wisemen of the internet, one might take solace in the fact the 2016 v has revised pistons and rings plus it was not part of the brake booster program.

    Any used car is worth a dealer pre-purchase inspection with particular focus on maintenance records, the engine and a thorough front to back review.
     
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    Better for piston rings, but same EGR, and still prone to head gasket failure, my 2 cents.
     
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    Thanks for the info. On a completely unrelated note or sort of related, I used a small bottle of k seal and it worked great.
     
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    that should do it
     
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    Sealer clearly means head gasket failure which will come back. Maybe with strange overheating symptoms.
     
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    How long can it last? I am still losing coolant, but it is running fine.
     
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    Not much longer if you are still losing coolant
     
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