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2.7 four cylinder

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Canopus, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Nov 18, 2008 at 9:47 AM
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    Canopus

    Canopus [OP] New Member

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    Has anyone had problems with the 2.7 engine? My son bought a 1997 5 or 6 years ago with the 2.7. The truck had been hit in the rear so it was going to be a project for "us" he says. So one of us did put another bed on and paint it "resulting in a rebuilt title". He complained about the engine but there was no definite problem to address. With something less than 100,000 mile on it the engine locked up. Oil was very clean when bought and was changed regularly. Moisture was evident in the crankcase but no real water to speak of. Had an employee of a Toyota dealership check it out. He reported Toyota intended to replace the engine until sn did show a rebuild. Replaced the engine myself with same 2.7 with fewer miles and 10,000 miles later the balancing shaft bearings are gone. So I call the nearest dealer and they don't even know what balancing shaft bearings are to order them. Anyone had an issue with the 2.7 similar to this?
     
  2. Nov 18, 2008 at 9:49 AM
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    -TRDMAN-

    -TRDMAN- ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Nope and the 2.7 is know as toyotas best longest lasting engine!!!!
     
  3. Nov 18, 2008 at 10:01 AM
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    Canopus

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    It was a great engine while it lasted. Toyota owners who rode in it ask what engine it had if only familiar with the 22 series. The torque increase off-road was very evident. Been driving almost 40 years and this is the 2nd engine to my loose. 1st was a chevy 2.8 if that tells you anything.
     
  4. Feb 3, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    darkturtleninja

    darkturtleninja 9th level dungeon master

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    cold air intake, body lift, suspension lift.
    humm thats odd.... perhaps just a string of bad luck.... my 95 2.7 has 120,000+miles and the owner before me just used it for offroading... so it has had the holy piss drove out of it... and she still purrrrrrs like a kitten... a really mean kitten...lol.... hope things get better!
     
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