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engine swap

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Cdn98TacomaSR5, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Feb 16, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    Cdn98TacomaSR5

    Cdn98TacomaSR5 [OP] Active Member

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    Does anyone know if a 1998 2.7 engine can be swapped out for a 2008 2.7 engine with no other mods? Is it simply a straight bolt in and hook it up or are there other issues like changing the ECU and exhaust manifold mods as well?
     
  2. Feb 16, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    kingbrian

    kingbrian Resident Big mouthed Fat ass.

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    no can do... 100% different engine. can do with lots o money and work though.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    Cdn98TacomaSR5

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    Thank you very much for the response. I had an opportunity to get a low mileage 2008 2.7 to swap for mine as I have the dreaded idle shake in my 1998 2.7 engine and like everyone else on here I have no idea why it is shaking so much at idle. Looks like I'll have to try another avenue.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    Is it an auto? Whats the details on it? Its fairly common for a 4 cylinder to have some vibes, and those 2.7's have balance shafts. I have heard of them being problematic but im not sure what symptoms are or why they are removed.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2011 at 8:27 PM
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    uood8

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    It can be done, anything is technically possible. You would need a new ecu/wiring harness/motor mounts etc. Expect a decent amount of fabrication and alot of headaches. If you were going to go through all that trouble I would be looking at the 4.0 swap. A 3.4 would be easier since it was designed for your year model.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    From what I can tell, your 3RZ is actually the more coveted engine over the 2TR in that there's a lot more that can be done to it overall performance wise.

    You may be better off in the long run fixing the idle issue and save time overall from all the changes that would need to be done in the swap.
     
  7. Feb 18, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    why don't you just repair your existing engine? Pulling the motor and letting a local machine shop do the rebuild is often the cheapest way to go.

    Howard
     
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