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Old 01-21-2012, 09:04 PM   #22
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Here you go, over 600k on this engine and transmission. http://www.toyota-4runner.org/new-me...-4-runner.html I see these engines going well over 300k no problem.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:15 PM   #23
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I have an 04 tacoma that has 175k miles still running strong. Hey, OP lets trade motors.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:58 PM   #24
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I have an 04 tacoma that has 175k miles still running strong. Hey, OP lets trade motors.
Haha not on your life buddy. I'm gonna have my truck a long time unless someone kills me and takes it lol.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:14 AM   #25
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196k still going..!
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:52 AM   #26
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I had a 96 for 5 years...I sold it with 110K miles back in 2004.

The person who bought it from me....still owns it. I still see the truck driving around town......You can't miss a red 96 with TJM front bumper.

That thing is 16 years old!!! I'm amazed they never took it in for frame rust inspection.

Honestly? I think the truck would rust out from underneath the 3.4L long before that engine gives up (assuming its taken care of properly)
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #27
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In the end... there will be just rubble and Toyota 3.4L engines
^^THIS^^

Because Top Gear proved it
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:14 PM   #28
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I have 140,000 on mine and it is still running strong. I change the oil every 10,000 miles with walmart synthetic and get the used oil tested through Blackstone labs. So far so good.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:28 AM   #31
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Regular maintenance, I've had the water pump and timing belt changed twice, will be switching to full synthetic, but this baby is bullet proof. 175K, doesn't burn a drop of oil, runs like a champ and much more to go.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:44 AM   #32
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Here you go, over 600k on this engine and transmission. http://www.toyota-4runner.org/new-me...-4-runner.html I see these engines going well over 300k no problem.
holy fuck balls I hope i get that out of my 2nd gen tacoma
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:04 AM   #33
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My wife's 98 4Runner with the V6 3.4L has 203k miles now and it doesn't burn a drop of oil. My only fear is i hope the head gaskets never blow.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:09 AM   #34
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Yea, I've already got people asking if i'll sell it, the dealer wanting me to trade for a new one, and my mom offering me a newer one so she can drive it and ditch her 4runner. I'm gonna have this bad boy for awhile....i hope.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:17 PM   #35
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I'm at 59k miles on my 02. You guys are giving me hope
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:55 PM   #37
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232k miles and ticking. i love these engines! they're a little under powered, but it's as durable as they come.
Mine's got 160k and a lot of power! I'm assuming you must drive an auto? Only power lacking IMO is that I wish there was some more top end HP for passing, bottom end and mid range power is excellent though.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:12 PM   #38
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mine is 97 with 238k.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:18 PM   #39
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120,000+ only replace maintenance items, a Neutral Safety Switch, and Starter relay fuse because I busted the dust cover trying to pull and see why the truck wasn't starting and you can buy just the cover; it was the NSS btw which I'm sure went bad because of a dip in mud/water.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:20 PM   #40
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I hope my truck last for another 15 years. Like others have said...the frame will probably fail before the engine will.
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