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Bought this beauty today - 1994 4x4

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Toyota Tacoma, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Oct 26, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    So I found this in the local classifieds and thought id check it out, went there and offered the guy half of his asking price and a case of beer and he took it!.

    Its a 94 ext cab
    V6 3.0
    288 km (180xxx miles)
    Runs and drives great
    no rust

    Only problems are the power steering pump leaks and the valve covers leak a bit. Interiors not too bad, could use a shampoo.

    I figured id buy it, fix it up a bit, put it on 33's and rip it around for the winter and save my good truck from the salt.

    What do you guys think?

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  2. Oct 26, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    Spyro

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    Nice! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Oct 26, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    steve o 77

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  4. Oct 26, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    hot diggity. what did you get it for (not counting value of beer)? Or maybe we should count the value of beer, cuz beer in Canada is expensive!
     
  5. Oct 26, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    thats the 3vz-fe right?
     
  6. Oct 26, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    steve o 77

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    I think. Its the v6 alternative to the 22re found in the pickups.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    Haha beer talks almost as much as cash up here!

    Paid 2k, which may seem like alot to you guys down south but these are pricey and hard to find here. Especially one with no rust.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2011 at 10:44 PM
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    Anyone know what these are like on gas?
     
  9. Oct 26, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    saw a t-100 today that looked just like that. I actually thought it was one for a minute.
     
  10. Oct 26, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    I put about 100K miles on a '92 I owned for almost 10 years. It averaged about 18 MPG.
     
  11. Oct 26, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    thats badass. i had a green '94 v6 that died on me last year that i miss driving. for it being that old of a vehicle, they drive great!
     
  12. Oct 26, 2011 at 11:28 PM
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    bummer, what happened?
     
  13. Oct 26, 2011 at 11:41 PM
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    i get around 15 mpg on 31 10.50 15 bfgs and the v6 is a pain in the ass im about to get mine rebuilt i have 214000 mi on it if i knew what i know now i would have got the 22r but i love the truck my wife keeps trying to get me to what she calls "up grade" and get a new tacoma but i LOVE my pickup she is unstoppable off road and ill drive her till i cant fix her anymore btw all the power steering gear boxes leake
     
  14. Oct 26, 2011 at 11:47 PM
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    Yea I would do the same, they are great trucks. Good to hear myns not the only one leaking. If this motor goes I'm gonna throw a 22re in it too. Those motors are unstoppable!
     
  15. Oct 26, 2011 at 11:54 PM
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    you can put a 3.4 in it, botls right up the trans and motor mounts just have to move the fuel line and some other stuff like that i was thinking about it but i like the # matching thing hell mines almost a classic LOL :D
     
  16. Oct 26, 2011 at 11:58 PM
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    hahah, i think if i was going to go with a 3.4 i would just buy a new truck (they are super rare and expensive up here), havin a little 22re would be sweet for wheeling too.
     
  17. Oct 27, 2011 at 12:39 AM
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    cracked block. my plan was to fabricate a way to drop in 1st gen tacoma motor. found out i could do that for around $7k, decided not to, and just replace the motor. then just lost interest, and ended up selling it to my buddy who swapped motors, and now uses it as a rock crawler.
     
  18. Oct 27, 2011 at 2:30 AM
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    I just wanted to point out that OP's name is incorrect.

    Nice truck though
     
  19. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    great truck! I have heard mixed things about that motor tho. Some like it and some say its a gas guzzling guttless pile o crap. Whatever i guess haha can always swap a 3.4 in..:cool:
     
  20. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    I've never heard of anyone liking it :notsure:
     
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