I just bought a new short block from Toyota. This is an old thread and I was wondering if anyone an verify that the blocks are good now and Toyota fixed the issues. Want to see if I should take to a shop to check it out or if there is no need anymore.As i posted in LH's thread. I spoke with Curt and with Nero about this matter a few months ago (since i bought a brand new OEM block in April of this year). Both said that this was an issue about 4 years ago. It hasn't happened recently, according to both of them it was corrected on Toyota's end.
What might be possible is the block was manufactured back then, and you happened to purchase an older piece of inventory. Either that or something else caused the failure.