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Engine Swap?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SubFrozen, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Oct 22, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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    SubFrozen

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    I have a V6 taco that ate it's innards. I'm looking at replacing the engine. What's a good swap? I'd like to keep it a 6 for economy.

    I was going to rebuild the current, but you have to toss the block and get a new one - can't bore it out. Phooey. So might as well look at options.

    Toss some ideas. Also, I may turn this into a very detailed DIY swap.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2009 at 10:54 PM
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    Ive heard the viper v10 engine has been swapped by someone... idk, but if i ever get the chance, and find out its possible, im gonna do it
     
  3. Oct 22, 2009 at 10:55 PM
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    find a wrecked 4runner with the v8 and swap that into it.
     
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    and then supercharge it
     
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    What do you mean by ate its innards?
     
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    it was hungry and ate itself from the inside then blew up
     
  7. Oct 23, 2009 at 1:59 AM
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    Put a factory replacement v6. Keep it stock, keep the radiator full, and try not to kill this one!
     
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    For ~$2.5k, just get that FJ engine and call it a day. It'll be an easy swap. I'm guessing about 10-15 bolts, 10-15 hoses and about 10-15 electrical connectors.

    I've swapped in engines not originally destined for the recipient car before, and trust me, there will be eighteen small things waiting to be a real pain. If you want to get the truck going again, use a stock engine. You'll really appreciate having all the connectors line up.
     
  16. Oct 23, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    You'd be surprise of the amount of FJ, 4Runners, and Tacoma's out there that are wrecked due to roll overs. Your best bet is just to swap out the 4.0 for a 4.0. Although it would be cool to see the 4.7 V8 in another tacoma other than the SEMA truck. I'd say skip the lawyer and fighting with the dealer and toyota, the swap is your cheapest option. Good Luck.
     
  17. Oct 23, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    If you can confirm for sure that the FJ engine is plug and play with our tacoma's- I would do that, hands down no questions asked! Otherwise I would just throw another 4.0L in there. I would only fool with a more complicated swap if you have another vehicle to be your daily driver, and some extra money laying around for some of those unforseen issues you will run into. Some mechanical aptitude helps too!

    Any time I have ever wanted to do a swap, the mechanics I dealt with really did not seem enthusiastic about attempting such a feat. (V8 in a 1995 wrangler)

    BUT if you have all of the above criteria, go big.
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    Ha ha I know there is no way- and it would not be worth it if there was a way- but damn its just so pretty.
     
  18. Oct 23, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    Can you not sleeve the block and build it? I'd do that before buying a totally new engine.
     
  19. Jun 16, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    hmmm, you guys have the wheels turnin.a friend of mine and i, put a 5.9 cummins in a ranger. it took alot of chopping but it looked stock from the outside. i wonder if we can fit an iforce 5.7 in a taco.
     
  20. Jun 16, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    I wonder how hard that would be... I would guess the exhaust and everything would be the same, you would just need the 'puter out of the donor vehicle... hmm

    BUT, for the OP, I would say just get a junkyard 4.0 with the fewest miles on it you can find and go from there.
     
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