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Friends engine is trashed, suggestions for replacement?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bowyer2002, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Nov 22, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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    bowyer2002

    bowyer2002 [OP] always tinkering

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    He has a 2000 Tacoma extended cab with about 120K.
    Engine blew while he was at his farm hunting, towed it to stealership and they estimated $4K to install another engine with 130K on the clock!
    I thought that $ estimate was pretty high...
    Where else should he look for an engine and/or installer around St Louis MO?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 22, 2011 at 6:47 AM
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    Pugga

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

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    My cousin blew an engine in his Ranger and got a replacement from Jasper. I'm not sure if they make replacements for the Tacoma, but might be worth a shot. I think he paid $3k for his 3.0L V6, including install and it ran great.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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    macgyver

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    Just look around local junkyards for one with low miles

    www.car-part.com is an online database of junkyards.

    As for install...can't help you there. I would personally do it myself. I have done tons of engine swaps. Just take pictures, label everything, organize all the bolts in sandwich baggies and label them. Install is the reverse of removal.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    bowyer2002

    bowyer2002 [OP] always tinkering

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    macgyver - thanks!
    we're using that link right now to locate an engine!
     
  5. Nov 22, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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    Loudpedal

    Loudpedal Mind = Blown

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    Out of curiosity, what exactly broke in the old engine?

    As for replacement, I would seriosly shop a Tundra V8 or even a LS series V8. But then again I''m of the "no replacement for displacement" school.

    Though my attitude of replacing with an upgrade has bitten me in the ass before...
     
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