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engine swap

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by big dog, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Aug 13, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    does anyone know what it would take to change my 3.0 v6 from my 89 pick up to the tacoma 3.4 ie does the trans bell housing match up, will i have to change the computer and wiring harness witch i assuming i will any info will be appreciated
     
  2. Aug 13, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    It will probably cost less to just buy a tacoma
     
  3. Aug 13, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    I'm guessing you'll need everything that you mentioned in your post.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    There's writeups all over the internet on this. Relatively easy. It is something I read up on awhile back when I was considering buying a 4runner with a blown engine.

    From what I remember: the engine will bolt to the existing transmission. You use some components from the 3.0, like the fan, clutch, starter, oil pan. The exhaust crossover pipe and the wiring are the hardest part.

    The other main hangup is that the fuel lines, battery, exhaust are on the opposite sides of the two trucks. So there is some switching around.

    There was a company called off road unlimited that made swap kits for this. Last I heard they went out of business.

    Search on 4x4Wire and Pirate 4x4 for info. There's lots of info out there if you search for it.

    I say go for it! And post up when you get it done. I wish I could pull that off myself. I have no room to work on something that major. I would LOVE to have 3rd generation Toyota 4x4 with a Tacoma 3.4 in it.:D
     
  5. Aug 13, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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  6. Aug 13, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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    I'm Thinking about getting a second Gen but as a second truck I'm not getting rid of this truck just Thinking about putting the 3.4 it my pickup just a thought not sure if I'm going to rebuild my 3.0 or put in the 3.4
     
  7. Aug 13, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    Think you that was very helpful maybe this is something that will be down the road my truck still runs good so maybe ill get the 3.4 and rebuild it from the ground up all high performance stuff then put it in its a thought and a lot of money
     
  8. Aug 15, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    Put a toyota diesels in it. If done right you could really increase the value of your old truck. And yes it has been done. I see JDM toyota diesels for sale on ebay a lot. You will have to buy all your parts from Canada though since they were never sold in America.

    Just my $0.02
     
  9. Aug 15, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    That would be a good idea if it could pass EPA emissions standards, but don't think it will.
     
  10. Aug 15, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    Ah I keep forgetting about that. You have to excuse me I don't have to worry about that kind of thing in Idaho.
     
  11. Aug 16, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    Just steel a Prius hybrid badge, and put it on the back, you'll be good to go, no questions asked...
     
  12. Aug 16, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    Its not too bad. Motor mounts can be reused, your transmission will bolt right up. Just need the engine and ECU and study some wiring diagrams so you can make your harness
     
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