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

Engine Life?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rockbug63, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:15 PM
    #1
    rockbug63

    rockbug63 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Member:
    #12049
    Messages:
    37
    Gender:
    Male
    central coast CA
    Vehicle:
    '09 Dbl cab 4x4 SR5 tow pkg.
    Rear leaf and steering column chatter tsb blower mtr replaced(waste of time) 2nd blw. mtr.; new headlights from DRL melt issue new water pump9 leaking0around block) pwr steering rack leaks, right frt. wheel bearing bad.
    How long do you think the 2nd gen 4.0L motor will last under normal use? I know that it has a new sleeved block that is supposedly non-rebuildable, but even my first '77 22R Hilux pickup went forever. Any CREDIBLE comments?
    P.S. I have a friend who has older Toyota station wagon thats a 4x4 and a few rebuilds later he's at 479,000 and a daily driver!
    I'm the same type of person, I'll have this truck till the wheels fall off, would have kept my '96 Taco 4 ever only my son came back from Germany needing a vehicle and I did what a Dad does best.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:43 PM
    #2
    brians05taco

    brians05taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Member:
    #30128
    Messages:
    425
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    Lafayette,La.
    Vehicle:
    05 prerunner white debadged 4.0
    lifted, bedcover,BHLM, grill, etc...
    87000 miles and counting
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 at 1:44 PM
    #3
    HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    Member:
    #25056
    Messages:
    5,769
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    James
    South-Pole
    Vehicle:
    09 DC 4x4 Blown Honda VTEC V8
    trd exhaust,step bars,vent visors,bed lights,tailgate mod
    billion
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:03 PM
    #4
    S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Member:
    #18838
    Messages:
    3,566
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    SD, CA Now in Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco 4x4 TRD OffRoad Rugged Trail
    SAW 2.0s, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, On Board Air, 255/85/16 Cooper Discover S/T, CBI Sliders, Built right UCAs, 6" Harbor Freight Lights (converted to HIDs), KC Slim Lights.
    my first engine only lasted 27,000 miles. But there is a story for that.

    Under normal use probably forever.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:12 PM
    #5
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,968
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    1990 Chevy Siveraydo
    245k+ miles, rust, working AC, bald eagles
    we need the story dude...:D

    OP, 300k sounds about right under normal use.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:14 PM
    #6
    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Member:
    #36607
    Messages:
    31,936
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marcelasaurus
    AB, Canada
    Vehicle:
    The Scarlett Whore
    Check Build Thread!!
    41,ooo and counting
    07 4.0L
     
  7. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:19 PM
    #7
    theredofshaw

    theredofshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Member:
    #41484
    Messages:
    4,296
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Reno, NV
    Vehicle:
    2016 Honda Civic (guess that means I can be a MOD now)
    (totaled) 2011 Tacoma DC
    yes we do...lol
     
  8. Oct 4, 2010 at 2:40 PM
    #8
    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Member:
    #4929
    Messages:
    5,879
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lucas
    Kaplan, Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    07 Silver4dr. 4x4, V6 Shortbed
    5% Tint, Bug flector, vent Visors, Removed secondary air filter, Rear Spring TSB w/ Wheeler's Add A Leaf HD Pack, Icon 2.0 rear shocks, Toytec 3" lift up front with Total Chaos UCA's, Debadged, Billet Grille,TRD Offroad rims/17x9 Pro comp 6001 rims, Duratracs 265/75/16 or 285/70/17, Fog light anytime mod, Tailgate hose clamp mod, Pro-dry AFE filter. Extended Differential Breather, ABS on/off, 6000k LEDs from CSJumper, heads/fogs, ScanguageII, Devil horns, Devil horns on third brake light, Mounted 60" Highlift, Mounted Tool Box, Wet Okole Front/Rear Seat Covers, TW sticker, Midland Handheld CB,Painted engine cover, Revenge Fab Sliders, ARE Topper, Weather tech Floorliners.
    FourrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrEeeeeeevvvvvveeeeerrrr
     
  9. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:15 PM
    #9
    pmo

    pmo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Member:
    #4216
    Messages:
    422
    Nova Scotia Canada
    Vehicle:
    2007 Tacoma 4x4, DC, 6 Speed Manual.
    92000 kms=57000miles...still good!!!!
     
  10. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:15 PM
    #10
    supralight

    supralight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2009
    Member:
    #21479
    Messages:
    674
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Earth
    Vehicle:
    2013 4Runner limited
    I remember when the new hyundai alpha engine went out (for the new accent models, with ''vvti''), they said that the engine was rated for a 400 000KM lifetime so that is 250 000 miles of normal use on normal oil.
    I guess the toyota engine would go far beyond that.
     
  11. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:16 PM
    #11
    2gtacoma

    2gtacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Member:
    #34125
    Messages:
    201
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Daniel
    H-town
    Vehicle:
    05 -PreRunner sr5
    URD Maf Cal, Airaid intake, Gibson exhaust, Urd short shifter,Trd shift knob, 2.25 lift,Satoshi grill, Trex eyelids
    im at 159,679 still running strong
     
  12. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:18 PM
    #12
    ktmrider

    ktmrider Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Member:
    #19933
    Messages:
    4,969
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    07 DCLB 4x4 Sport S/C
    Junk
    ive seen a 350k miles it was a thread about a week ago.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:19 PM
    #13
    jandrews

    jandrews Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18122
    Messages:
    12,180
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '09 FourDubDee TRD OR
    A-TRUCK, Fat Kid in the Bed, Custom Pinstriping, Ported and Polished Muffler Bearing, Hi-Performance Bed Mat
    It's a Toyota Motor dude. It's going to run to at least 250,000mi as long as you do the scheduled maintenance. That's a minimum. In reality, it will probably do 300,000+ if you even keep it that long.
     
  14. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:21 PM
    #14
    05RedTaco

    05RedTaco Nom Nom Nom

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Member:
    #43521
    Messages:
    1,672
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Scottsdale
    Vehicle:
    2000 Tacoma XtraCab 2.7L 4x4
    250000-300000miles with synthetic oil. That's for engine internals... Rod bearings, main bearings, piston rings. Stuff which when it breaks, usually requires engine rebuild.

    The main cause of engine deaths are failed rod bearings, which make wonderful knocking sound aka "death knock" and that is usually caused by not changing oil regularly or running the engine low on oil.
     
  15. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:22 PM
    #15
    07trd4x4

    07trd4x4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18143
    Messages:
    13,573
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    Sacramento CA
    Vehicle:
    LX470
    Sleeves in the block!?!?
    Is that true!?!?
     
  16. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:23 PM
    #16
    BakoTruck

    BakoTruck Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Member:
    #16674
    Messages:
    2,823
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Herbie Hancock
    Bakersfield, CA
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner TRD
    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    I don't think anyone really knows the answer to that, every truck will have a different engine life.

    Use good oil and right oil, change it when it needs changing, use good filters, and don't abuse the motor.


    You'll sell it or trade up, before it goes bad.....if I were to guess.

    Hope that helps.
     
  17. Oct 4, 2010 at 5:11 PM
    #17
    Rippin101

    Rippin101 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2008
    Member:
    #7412
    Messages:
    1,970
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Jax Beach, FL
    Vehicle:
    2014 TRD Sport 4x4
    -Nitto G2 265/70/17 -Level 8 MK6 Wheels -Katzkin Leather Black on Black -BHLM -Weathertech -Extang Solid Fold -Bedlight LEDs -TRD Skid
    This.
     
  18. Oct 12, 2010 at 1:12 AM
    #18
    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2010
    Member:
    #44414
    Messages:
    1,892
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jedediah
    hawaii
    Vehicle:
    '10 6speed 4x4 access cab
    It ain't been round long enough to say has it?
     
  19. Oct 12, 2010 at 1:22 AM
    #19
    woody6047

    woody6047 McGrubber

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Member:
    #26254
    Messages:
    4,696
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Beau
    Austin/ Waco Texas
    Vehicle:
    05 tacoma 4x4 dc
    100%stock, except for the exhaust leak and custom windshield crack mod
    Thats an interesting question, i have been wondering the same thing. I wanna keep my truck till it falls apart. 250xxx sounds good to me. Heck ive had it 5 years and it barely has 50k on it. it will last a lifetime with me.
     
  20. Oct 12, 2010 at 2:09 AM
    #20
    StandingCow

    StandingCow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Member:
    #16373
    Messages:
    1,799
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    09 SR5 4x4 V6 access cab
    Longer than the frame.
     
To Top