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99 tacoma 2.7 liter 3rz

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by montana1, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. Apr 18, 2015 at 2:33 PM
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    montana1

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    I HAVE A 99 WITH A BAD ENGINE 2.7 3RZ FOUND A REALLY GOOD DEAL ON A 96 2.7
    3RZ ENGINE ARE THEY PLUG AND PLAY?
     
  2. Apr 18, 2015 at 6:46 PM
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    Not plug and play, the heads are different i think- 96 takes a dizzy and the 99 has coil packs. I think the intakes are different as well- something about one having more ports than the other.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2015 at 8:49 AM
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    Thanks thats what I was afraid of.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2015 at 1:12 PM
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    Brake Weight But it hasn't rained in weeks...I'll make it.

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    My '99 doesn't have coil packs.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2015 at 1:17 PM
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    if your head was in good shape you could just slap it on the other block and that "should" take care of all the differences.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2015 at 5:20 PM
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    Mine does. 2 coils that service 4 cylinders. Are you confusing coil packs with COPs (Coil-On-Plugs) ?
     
  7. Apr 19, 2015 at 5:38 PM
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    Yep. I never really considered that a coil pack setup because everything else I've had was either a distributor or COPs. Touché.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2015 at 7:43 AM
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    One is a individual 8 port head and the next (or previous) incarnation was a Siamesed setup.

    I have the 8 port w dual coils.

    Correct if wrong, but so long as you have the same ignition setup, it should drop in regardless of the head. Research that out and make sure before dropping coin.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2015 at 6:21 PM
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    Pretty sure 95.5-96 have a hole for the distributor in the cylinder head where 97+ heads do not. I havnt looked closley, may have a plug covering the hple om later engines.
     
  10. Apr 20, 2015 at 7:31 PM
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    Dual coil bracket covers or rides on top of what looks like the dizzy mount pad.
     

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