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emjidi 05-05-2013 07:39 AM

New engine or rebuild?
 
I have a '96 Tacoma that overheated and hasn't started since. When I took it to a mechanic, he said that gas isn't getting to the engine and suggested installing a new engine which would cost a little over $3000. What do you think about this price and would it be more cost-effective to rebuild the engine? My friend said he would help me with the rebuild if I chose to go down that route. :confused:

RJ MacReady 05-05-2013 01:27 PM

I'd prob rebuild it & go from there. It won't cost $3K if you keep it stock. Theres a few places that actually do installs with warranty in the La Verne/Glendora area.

Bmack04 05-05-2013 10:31 PM

your "mechanic" said that you need a new engine because gas isnt getting to the engine? if u need a new engine due to the fact it overheated real bad, i might believe that. his story isnt added up to me...

Dcpsychobilly 05-05-2013 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Bmack04 (Post 6847403)
your "mechanic" said that you need a new engine because gas isnt getting to the engine? if u need a new engine due to the fact it overheated real bad, i might believe that. his story isnt added up to me...

X2
Another story about a mechanic trying to pocket more money


Op get second opinion and a real diagnose

emjidi 05-06-2013 11:18 AM

Thanks for the input guys, ill get a second opinion before I proceed any further.

Fenwick1993 05-06-2013 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Dcpsychobilly (Post 6847416)
Op get second opinion and a real diagnose

x2.

06yfz450ridr 05-09-2013 07:17 AM

2jz swap haha thats what im doing when my motor goes, you can pick up the motor, the turbos and ecu etc together for like 1800 and with th 5 speed tranny it will work with some sort of adapter i believe but the tranny would need to be rebuilt to handle that as well as new clutch depending if its auto or standard

colby8100 05-09-2013 09:50 AM

Do not do 2jz swap waste of time and money especially if you have a 4.0 I've done it I dot over 11000$ in mine and I should've done turboed lsx

colby8100 05-09-2013 09:55 AM

A good gte is going to cost close to 3500 $ you should still tear it down replace gaskets put arp head studs you can build 700hp of of a stock gte you just have to change turbo, header, exaught , fuel injectors, computer, clutch, cams pretty much everything and that far into it go ahead and build bottom end

colby8100 05-09-2013 09:57 AM

Ps boosted cars are faster if auto because it doesn't blow off in between shifts

Dcpsychobilly 05-09-2013 10:31 AM

Op update?

06yfz450ridr 05-10-2013 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colby8100 (Post 6864732)
A good gte is going to cost close to 3500 $ you should still tear it down replace gaskets put arp head studs you can build 700hp of of a stock gte you just have to change turbo, header, exaught , fuel injectors, computer, clutch, cams pretty much everything and that far into it go ahead and build bottom end


true but used without a rebuild you can find them decently cheap, and i just love the sound of the 2jz. ahh i need a supra

colby8100 05-10-2013 09:50 AM

If you want a 2jz and have it cheep and decently quick get a ge vvti engine from junk yard throw it in turbo it with a single turbo the manifold is less than 200 $ you'll probably be fine with reliability under 500hp but torque would be a lot better due to higher compression and vvti

2013TuRD 07-11-2013 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by colby8100 (Post 6864739)
Ps boosted cars are faster if auto because it doesn't blow off in between shifts

Have you heard of a diverter valve? AKA blow off valve if it's vent to atmosphere? It allows the turbo to spin with less restriction for the short period of time during a shift. Works great on my turbo Miata.

colby8100 07-12-2013 05:20 AM

Na I don't worry about it. I let off the trans brake and bump the shifter twice and maintain over 30psi through prettt much the whole pass. Plus manual cars have the risk of missing a gear

BamaToy1997 07-12-2013 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by colby8100 (Post 6869615)
If you want a 2jz and have it cheep and decently quick get a ge vvti engine from junk yard throw it in turbo it with a single turbo the manifold is less than 200 $ you'll probably be fine with reliability under 500hp but torque would be a lot better due to higher compression and vvti

Would be an impressive engine in a Tacoma. Just an expensive swap. Would need a custom programming I would think for the ECU for the VVTi to work. I would like to see it tho!

tacomataco2 07-12-2013 06:05 AM

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Originally Posted by colby8100 (Post 6864718)
Do not do 2jz swap waste of time and money especially if you have a 4.0 I've done it I dot over 11000$ in mine and I should've done turboed lsx

1st gen section. No 4.0's here


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