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2.7 L bulletproof?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Niknaq, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    Niknaq

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    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?
     
  2. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:36 AM
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    chris4x4

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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.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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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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    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.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    I also beat the shit out of my 2.7 in my old truck and it never failed me.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:07 AM
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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.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    what are you running that 7psi with?
     
  8. Aug 19, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    Seriously!
     
  9. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    I was running an Alpine SC.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    OH, so 1st gen and different engine than ours
     
  11. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    Didnt know the question was geard tward second gens. :eek:
     
  12. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    I'm not certain that it was
     
  13. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    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
    sorry for the semi jack!
     
  15. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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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.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    I heard it was more like the 3.0 diesel over seas....I never confirmed it though.
     
  17. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:34 AM
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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
     
  18. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:36 AM
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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......
     
  19. Aug 19, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    ah ha! the ole 2.4 was never know for a smooth runner!
     
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    Those balance shafts really help. The 2.7 idles very smooth.
     
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