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2.7L 4 cyl differences

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by SALEENSSC, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Nov 24, 2008 at 5:19 PM
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    SALEENSSC

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    I own a 02' tacoma access cab 4x4 automatic with the 2.7L 4 cyl motor (78k miles). My question is in regards to the motor itself. If i undertsand correctly this motor is still available in the newer 2nd gen trucks also. What are the major differences between the 2.7 in my 02' tacoma and that of the newer trucks? Is there a difference in HP and Torque? if so how much? are the newer 2.7 motors more fuel effecient? does my 2.7 need to be maintained any differently than the newer 2.7 motors? any info would be greatly appreciated. I am new to the tacomas and would love to learn more about them.

    thanks
     
  2. Nov 26, 2008 at 11:32 AM
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    81shark

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    it's not the same motor. the 05+ tacoma's come with a 2.8L
     
  3. Nov 26, 2008 at 11:38 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    My 2008 has the 2.7. The only difference I know of is the Variable valve timing and the composite valve cover. I'm sure there is more that I am unaware of.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2008 at 11:50 AM
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    Roland

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    No wonder I got the truck for a good price. My dealer kept .1L of my engine. :eek:
     
  5. Nov 26, 2008 at 3:47 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    lmao!!!!
     
  6. Nov 26, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    As mentioned, the old 2.7 was SOHC and the new 2.7 is DOHC with VVTi. Bunch of other emissions related stuff like e-throttle, multiple cats, secondary filter, etc.
     
  7. Nov 26, 2008 at 6:58 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    The old 2.7 was a DOHC also, and my 2000 had 2 cats. Biggest diferences are the ignition system, VVT-i, and Throttle by wire. Other than those things, and some minor things nothing else has changed. The "Old" 3RZ-FE was rated at 150 h.p. (probably 141 by todays ratings), while the new 2.7 is rated at 159.
     
  8. Nov 26, 2008 at 7:09 PM
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    Ah yes, you are right about the valvetrain, whoops...
     
  9. Nov 27, 2008 at 6:41 AM
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    and the newer 2TR-FE engine, like i have, is very responsive. i test drove an older 2.7 and it was a little bit different. although im sure the throttle by wire could have had something to do with it. but over all, im happy to say my tacoma is just pushing over 160 something hp. few mods here and there dont hurt
     
  10. Dec 4, 2008 at 7:23 PM
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    81shark

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    i must have been drunk when i posted this :lol:
     
  11. Dec 18, 2008 at 10:56 AM
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    you mean the new 2.7 is more powerful then your 02?
     
  12. Dec 18, 2008 at 3:34 PM
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  13. Dec 18, 2008 at 5:52 PM
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    Yup. DOHC. gotta love it :D.
     
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