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4.0 vs 2.7

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vtragweed, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Oct 6, 2008 at 3:43 PM
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    vtragweed

    vtragweed [OP] Beef Slut

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    how is the 4.0 in durability and reliability compared to the 2.7 and what are yall getting for the fuel mileage
     
  2. Oct 6, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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    Khaos

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    20MPG with almost all city driving. V6

    No engine issues at all, ever, at all.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    in my 2.7 i can average about 23- 24 on hwy and about 19 in the city.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2008 at 3:47 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    My 2.7 4x4 access cab is getting 21 mpg in mixed driving, but it only has 3600 miles on it. Hopefully that will go up as the engine breaks in.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2008 at 3:54 PM
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    Yaberries

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    4.0, 6-speed manual, almost 10K miles, 19-20 mpg, mostly freeway. I gave up a 5.4 liter V8 for the 4.0 liter 6.. I'm doing my part!

    Except for rats chewing my wires it has been bullet proof.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2008 at 3:57 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    high flow air filter helps a little bit too.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2008 at 5:39 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Personally, I think the 2.7 engine is the new 22R motor of the past. Its built like a tank. My 2000 spent more time on the limiter and under boost than many people spent in rush hour traffic. When I sold it with over 100,000 miles on it, it still ran like the day I bought it new. :)
    I cant say much about the 4.0, as I have only about 25,000 on it right now, but it was designed with a 250,000 mile service life before "major" mechanical problems should happen. WHat that means, Im not exatilly sure. The way that the 4.0 was engineered and built is pretty cool, so IMHO, I think it should prove to be a pretty robust motor.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2008 at 5:39 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Taco lovin'

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    I average between 21-23 in town driving. Average about 24-25 on the freeway. I have a little over 50K on it.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2008 at 6:10 PM
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    nagelg

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    With a 2.7 4x4, realistically, 20-22 in the city and 23-25 on the highway. Driving like a little old lady I can get 23-24 city and as high as 28 hwy. That's not how I like to drive tho.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:25 AM
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  11. Oct 7, 2008 at 4:58 AM
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    I had a 98 Taco 4x4 with the older 2.7L and I put 190k on it. Although I love the power of 4.0L, It would be hard to go back to a 4-banger now.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2008 at 5:03 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

    oldtacomaguy four forty four

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    I see you've got the 2.7. Are you thinking of trading it in?
     
  13. Oct 7, 2008 at 5:32 AM
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    vtragweed

    vtragweed [OP] Beef Slut

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    its crossed my mind once or twice, anyone interested?
     
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