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Old 05-23-2013, 08:16 AM   #81
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The problem with these threads is that EVERY truck is different. One person may post they got over 400K on their engine and the next person down is complaining because they didn't make it to 100K. I am a firm believer that with regular services, a light foot, and just a little shit luck, all these engines have the ability to outlive your plans to keep the truck.
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I have 81k on a 2000 4runner. my last 2000 runner had 175k before someone hit me and totaled it.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:50 AM   #83
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97 4runner limited, I am original owner. 275K on routine, recommended maint.. Timing, plugs, wires, filters, etc... have replaced u-joints, shocks, rotors, a couple water pumps over the years and some a/c parts. Keeps on truckin!
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:11 PM   #84
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My brothers 3.4L

Went over 200K on the way to Moab from VA. It is still his daily and work truck. He's a Carpenter and a Home Inspector. Regularly loads the truck out and goes to work.

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Old 05-23-2013, 06:28 PM   #85
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The problem with these threads is that EVERY truck is different. One person may post they got over 400K on their engine and the next person down is complaining because they didn't make it to 100K. I am a firm believer that with regular services, a light foot, and just a little shit luck, all these engines have the ability to outlive your plans to keep the truck.
That's my philosophy as well. People are so amazed at my 96 with over 260,000 miles and I tell em it's simple. Take care of it and treat it right. Don't drive like a dipshit asshole and it'll last
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:58 AM   #86
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That's my philosophy as well. People are so amazed at my 96 with over 260,000 miles and I tell em it's simple. Take care of it and treat it right. Don't drive like a dipshit asshole and it'll last

I beleve the opposite i beat my tacoma, never fix it unless something is broken and drive "worse than a dipshit asshole" and my buddy babies his tacoma but everytime he tries to use his truck it breaks But different strokes for different folks i guess
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:50 PM   #87
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Talking this aint your fathers oldsmobile

2001 extra 4wd trd beaten on a daily basis
Mobile one every 2500 from birth religiously......
Timing belt and plugs at 199, 000
Comp test at 325, 000 1lb less than factory all 6 cyl
First clutch last weekend at (you ready......) 411,000
Pulls tru rpms like new
Ohh yeah still blow ice cold ac freezes you out on freeway
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #88
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2001 extra 4wd trd beaten on a daily basis
Mobile one every 2500 from birth religiously......
Timing belt and plugs at 199, 000
Comp test at 325, 000 1lb less than factory all 6 cyl
First clutch last weekend at (you ready......) 411,000
Pulls tru rpms like new
Ohh yeah still blow ice cold ac freezes you out on freeway
thats awesome!
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:11 PM   #89
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2001 extra 4wd trd beaten on a daily basis
Mobile one every 2500 from birth religiously......
Timing belt and plugs at 199, 000
Comp test at 325, 000 1lb less than factory all 6 cyl
First clutch last weekend at (you ready......) 411,000
Pulls tru rpms like new
Ohh yeah still blow ice cold ac freezes you out on freeway
Nice! That's what I'm hoping for
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:37 PM   #90
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I got 274k on my 98 still runs like a bat outta hell!
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:22 PM   #91
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Why do all 4Runners seem to get totaled before there prime?. Seen one today up by Auburn on my way to DG Machine. laid on it's side and it looked like 1 full revolution at least. Everyone made it out as per the hand held.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:39 PM   #92
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My 3.4 has 320,000km on it but I wouldn't call it strong. Terrible maintenance from what I can tell. There is a visible pile of mud and sand and crap on top of each piston because the previous owner cut a big hole in the air box and went mudding with it. Also he buried it in a swamp up to it's roof and left it there for several days at one point. I found this all out after I bought it, from some guy that spotted me in a parking lot and was a previous owner from further back.

Still works fine just underpowered and threatens to overheat sometimes. When I changed the spark plugs last year there was hardly anything left of the electrodes lol, still made no difference in mileage or power. Just keeps on going...
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I'm all about treating my truck good but I like to have fun with her too. I have a S/C and a lift ect for a reason. I'll continue to do scheduled maintenance and love my truck while I have her but we will damn sure have a lot of fun!!
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Old 04-09-2014, 12:53 AM   #94
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my 99 had 198k and was running great until a shit head tboned and totaled her. my 03 has 148k and runs great but i'm convinced the 99 ran better... i guess this 3.4 hasn't been broken in yet
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2001 extra 4wd trd beaten on a daily basis
Mobile one every 2500 from birth religiously......
Timing belt and plugs at 199, 000
Comp test at 325, 000 1lb less than factory all 6 cyl
First clutch last weekend at (you ready......) 411,000
Pulls tru rpms like new
Ohh yeah still blow ice cold ac freezes you out on freeway
BS what a waste of good oil
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:14 AM   #96
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BS what a waste of good oil
Dude fuck off....If the guy wants to change his oil every 2500 then so be it. Don't come on here and rag on someone else for taking are of their truck.

Good lord
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227,000 on my 2000. Where ever I go she goes...except the rabbit lane in the middle of the night on interstate... I tried to chase a Corvette, Audi, and Porsche, got up to about 90mph and the taco started to let me know she was not comfortable at those speeds...haha. so it was back to a steady 75.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:57 PM   #98
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Here's my dads valve train at 368,xxx miles. We done a complete timing job as well as replaced the valve cover gaskets that are known for seeping oil. Wiped nothing down in this picture. Always had Castrol 5w-30 Synthetic every 5,000 miles. Still runs like brand new.




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Old 04-20-2014, 09:46 PM   #99
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^^wow... That's an awesome display of a 3.4 after being well taken care of. Keep it up!! That ol girl will rust away before she calls it quits!!
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:14 AM   #100
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Mines about to hit 160K. The last 2 years I've been running Mobil One HM full synthetic. It's sees 6-7K changes every 6 months. The valve train still looks new. Before that I've run Amsoil and Redline.
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