Here's my bad idea of the day: I have a beloved 2001 Tacoma - V6, 5-spd., 4X4, extracab, 170,000 mi. - that a punk in an Acura drove through the side of (shortly after I dropped the collision coverage from my insurance). Body mashed stem to stern, frame twisted, half the front suspension is in the bed - in layman's terms, it's totaled.
It's been sitting on a trailer in my driveway like a modern art sculpture while I figure out what to do with it. Now, I find a 1994 pickup - V6, 5-spd., 4X4, extracab, 180,000 mi. - in pristine condition, for sale very, very cheap because it has a blown 3.0.
So, the question is - 2001 3.4 into the hole where a 1994 3.0 was? If you think this sounds like a bad idea, I do too, and my wife really does - so you don't have to tell me that. If you have some real knowledge or experience with this, positive, neutral, or negative, I'd love to hear it. Thank you!