1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Correct me if I am wrong.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by yota14, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Apr 25, 2012 at 6:06 PM
    #1
    yota14

    yota14 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Member:
    #59382
    Messages:
    82
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nathan
    Concord, North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    1996.5 Tacoma 4wd 6cyl 5spd
    TRD SuperCharger 6in TrailMaster Diff Drop 3in BLift Flow Master Exhaust Sony Explod Radio Pioneer Speakers Rear & Front 2 JL Audio 10" Subs Apline Amp Toolbox Westin Step Bars Vent Visors
    Hey guys,
    Everyone refers to the 3.4L 5vz-fe as a 'V6' but I am pretty sure it is an Inline 6. They have 3 spark plug wires which would make it impossible to be a V6. The fuel is injected just above the intake valves as a multiport injection. Which also couldn't be possible with a V6.

    Just wanting to make sure that I have it straight.
     
  2. Apr 25, 2012 at 6:08 PM
    #2
    Boerseun

    Boerseun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Member:
    #60538
    Messages:
    3,093
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ferdie
    Sarasota, Florida
    Vehicle:
    02 PreRunner DoubleCab TRD
    Bull bar, nerf bars, bed extender, tonneu cover, bug deflector, wish list,....
    V6
    3 on one side, 3 on the other.
    An inline has all 6 cylinders in a row.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM
    #3
    worthywads

    worthywads Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Member:
    #58841
    Messages:
    4,141
    Gender:
    Male
    Peoples Republic of Boulder
    Vehicle:
    05 5-lug access I4 Stick, 70 Challenger Vert
    I think you missed some wires, neither I6 or V6 can run on 3 sparkplug wires.

    You have it way wrong.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2012 at 6:12 PM
    #4
    yota14

    yota14 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Member:
    #59382
    Messages:
    82
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nathan
    Concord, North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    1996.5 Tacoma 4wd 6cyl 5spd
    TRD SuperCharger 6in TrailMaster Diff Drop 3in BLift Flow Master Exhaust Sony Explod Radio Pioneer Speakers Rear & Front 2 JL Audio 10" Subs Apline Amp Toolbox Westin Step Bars Vent Visors
    [​IMG]

    Look at the Intake.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2012 at 6:17 PM
    #5
    x2468

    x2468 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Member:
    #19879
    Messages:
    1,660
    Gender:
    Male
    Tallahassee
    Vehicle:
    '02 TRD 4wd V6 Xcab Sr5
  6. Apr 25, 2012 at 6:20 PM
    #6
    Boerseun

    Boerseun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2011
    Member:
    #60538
    Messages:
    3,093
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ferdie
    Sarasota, Florida
    Vehicle:
    02 PreRunner DoubleCab TRD
    Bull bar, nerf bars, bed extender, tonneu cover, bug deflector, wish list,....
    The intake is called a straight runner intake. It is in the middle on top of the engine, but inside it splits alternating to either side.

    The easiest to see would be to replace your spark plugs. You will find 3 on one side, and the other 3 way on the other side.

    You are correct though that the plug wires look different on one side than the other, but it does not change it from a V6 to an I-6
     
  7. Apr 25, 2012 at 6:21 PM
    #7
    Brad H

    Brad H Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Member:
    #19684
    Messages:
    45
    Gender:
    Male
    Portland, ME
    Vehicle:
    01 4x4 SR5
    Deck Plate, Marlin Crawler Rear Bumper, All-Pro APEX Front Bumper and Skids, Bilstein 5100s All Around, Eibach Springs, Wheelers 5Pak w/ AAL, '01 Tundra Front Brakes, CBI Bolt-on Sliders, More to come
    They're a V6. I've, like many others, have replaced my own plugs and there's 3 on each side, fuel lines on each side, ect
     
  8. Apr 25, 2012 at 6:42 PM
    #8
    RAT PRODUCTS

    RAT PRODUCTS RAT Products

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2010
    Member:
    #35140
    Messages:
    13,780
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Farmington, MN
    Vehicle:
    2016 Sierra Denali
    Isn't one side coil packs with no wires?
     
  9. Apr 25, 2012 at 6:47 PM
    #9
    iroh

    iroh Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Member:
    #65439
    Messages:
    1,398
    Gender:
    Male
    michigander
    Vehicle:
    07 AC SR5 2.7 5MT 4x4
    tonneau
    Yeah, the weirder part is that the plug wires go from the coil packs to the plugs in the other bank.
     
  10. Apr 25, 2012 at 7:34 PM
    #10
    TacomaJPP

    TacomaJPP To secure peace, is to prepare for war

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Member:
    #47218
    Messages:
    559
    Gender:
    Male
    East TN
    Vehicle:
    03 4WD TRD XTD Cab
    Snugtop Camper Brushguard
    Wtf? You gotta be kidding.

    My truck has 6 windows, it must be a limo.:rolleyes:
     
  11. Apr 25, 2012 at 7:37 PM
    #11
    TACOMABOSS

    TACOMABOSS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Member:
    #59499
    Messages:
    4,302
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    96 SR5 4x4
    Bilstein 5100s, Toytec AAL, Deck plate mod, Hella 500ff's, Sportsman Camo seat covers, Total Chaos 1" diff drop, JVC stereo, Painted bumpers and grille, Custom grille insert, HID projectors, Black spray paint
  12. Apr 25, 2012 at 9:57 PM
    #12
    TacoMX

    TacoMX TW's Official anti body-lift pundit

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2011
    Member:
    #62240
    Messages:
    4,834
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jonathan
    Deltona, Florida
    "3400 FOUR CAM"

    Would be kinda hard to cram four cams into one head, ay??

    ;)
     
  13. Apr 25, 2012 at 10:02 PM
    #13
    KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37674
    Messages:
    25,201
    Gender:
    Male
    Belly of the Beast
    Vehicle:
    4x4 TRD Off Road Full-Auto
    All-Pro Bumper, CBI Sliders, Icon Coilovers, BudBuilt Skids, aFe Intake, Icon VS Rear Shocks, Timbren Bumpstops, All-Pro UCAs, JDM Steering Wheel, ViAir Compressor, Klearz LED 3rd Brake Light, Pop-N-Lock Tailgate Handle, Husky Front Flaps
    How does that work? Opposite spark plugs don't fire at the same time?
     
  14. Apr 26, 2012 at 5:29 AM
    #14
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,854
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Challenge considered :D
     
  15. Apr 26, 2012 at 6:02 AM
    #15
    dtmccray

    dtmccray Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2012
    Member:
    #72621
    Messages:
    503
    Gender:
    Male
    millbrook alabama
    Vehicle:
    01 money pit
    d60 3link sas, bumpers, sliders, arb twin on board air comp w/11gal air tank,38.5/14.5r15 tsl sx swampers, rock 8 beadlocks, detroit rear, trutrac front.
    Maybe thinking of the 2jz intake?

    imagesCARA5CHO.jpg
     
  16. Apr 26, 2012 at 6:15 AM
    #16
    jrider636

    jrider636 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Member:
    #29714
    Messages:
    136
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    justin
    tally,fl
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma prerunner
    lmao
     
  17. Apr 26, 2012 at 11:22 AM
    #17
    jeepdude

    jeepdude Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Member:
    #68766
    Messages:
    282
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jesse
    Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    2004 ext cab 4x4 TRD, bone stock for now
    April fools ?!!
     
  18. Apr 26, 2012 at 2:29 PM
    #18
    robbo1965

    robbo1965 Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Member:
    #37697
    Messages:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Spring, Tx
    Vehicle:
    96 lx
    It's a v6. I have the same engine in my truck, and hadt o replace all six plugs.
     
  19. Apr 27, 2012 at 3:29 AM
    #19
    shampoop

    shampoop Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Member:
    #30685
    Messages:
    579
    Gender:
    Male
    southwest WA
    Vehicle:
    03 tacoma extracab v6 5spd trd 4x4
    :rjallday:
     
To Top