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Old 08-19-2009, 07:33 AM   #1
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2.7 L bulletproof?

I have been seeing these threads that state that the 2.7 L engine from Toyota is "bullet-proof" I know Toyota builds a damn good engine and that’s why I bought it but my question is:

what specifically about the 2.7 L Toyota engine make it last so long as opposed to other brands engines?
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All I know is that I beat the shit outta mine. Regularly holding it against the rev limiter, while under 7 psi boost....never an issue.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:44 AM   #3
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Chris I think you need to consider going to one of those doctors that help you with you mind because I think you are crazy, but I really can't say shit becuase I would prob be the same way if I lived in AZ not this stupid Republic of Kali.. Oh wait maybe I am the cazy one for not leaving this state!!
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:44 AM   #4
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IMO Toyota and Honda have refined their 4 cyl engines over decades of continuous improvement. Kind of like BMW with their inline 6 and GM with their pushrod V8. I trust my 2.7 completely and believe it will never let me down. It's the main reason I bought a Tacoma. Trust me, I could have spent way less on a Colorado (I work at a Chevy dealer), but it was never even an option in my mind.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:54 AM   #5
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I also beat the shit out of my 2.7 in my old truck and it never failed me.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:07 AM   #6
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I think the main reason the Toyota I4’s are considered bombproof is that they are under tuned. So even if you are red lining the engine daily you are not going to break it.

If you look up the current I4 you find these engines used in third world commercial applications where they take a lot of abuse in taxis and small delivery trucks.
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All I know is that I beat the shit outta mine. Regularly holding it against the rev limiter, while under 7 psi boost....never an issue.
what are you running that 7psi with?
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:37 AM   #8
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what are you running that 7psi with?
Seriously!
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:22 AM   #9
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what are you running that 7psi with?
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Seriously!
I was running an Alpine SC.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:23 AM   #10
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I was running an Alpine SC.
OH, so 1st gen and different engine than ours
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:24 AM   #11
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OH, so 1st gen and different engine than ours
Didnt know the question was geard tward second gens.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:26 AM   #12
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Didnt know the question was geard tward second gens.
I'm not certain that it was
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:26 AM   #13
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I'm not certain that it was
I didnt think so.....
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oh haha my bad but still thats nice that they do 7psi on a dd. my tc did 8psi dd but kind of a different animal lol
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:28 AM   #15
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Is the 2.7 based off of the all-mighty 2.4 (22-RE) engine another bulletproof (yet under powered) engine.
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:29 AM   #16
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Is the 2.7 based off of the all-mighty 2.4 (22-RE) engine another bulletproof (yet under powered) engine.
I heard it was more like the 3.0 diesel over seas....I never confirmed it though.
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"the 2.7L" is kinda vague.

3RZ-FE = First Gen: 150 hp, 177 ft·lbf
2TR-FE = Second Gen: 159 hp, 180 lbf·ft
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:36 AM   #18
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From digging around, It looks like the 2.7 is just a stroked version of the 2.4, and with twin ballance shafts......
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From digging around, It looks like the 2.7 is just a stroked version of the 2.4, and with twin ballance shafts......
ah ha! the ole 2.4 was never know for a smooth runner!
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ah ha! the ole 2.4 was never know for a smooth runner!
Those balance shafts really help. The 2.7 idles very smooth.
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