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Half Dollar Hole in my 3.4 V6 Block...Help!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacotopher, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Jul 23, 2011 at 11:03 PM
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    tacotopher

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    Yup! 121000 miles on the odometer. I have had it since 90000 miles. I always babied it. No full throttle romps in mud. I was pulling up an on ramp at about 3500 rpm when it shattered. I immediately turned the key off and coasted to the shoulder. I have started looking for a reman motor with a warranty. Why would this 250000 mile engine let me down half way through its life? Maybe I can do a hilux diesel swap....
     
  2. Jul 23, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    Anthony250

    Anthony250 E-Fabber

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    What was your maintence like?
     
  3. Jul 23, 2011 at 11:15 PM
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    Well, maybe the previous owner didn't baby it like you do and abused the engine. Maybe it was a bad mold at the factory....IT happens.

    The only thing you can do with damage like that is get a used motor. Probably can find a good one in the junk yard or something.
    Hope everything works out for ya.....
     
  4. Jul 23, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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    I always kept the fluids in check. Always ran synthetic. I never let it go above 4000 miles between oil changes.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2011 at 11:24 PM
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    I was thinking used at first but a warranty sounds too good with a reman
     
  6. Jul 23, 2011 at 11:55 PM
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    Diesel in my future? Ha:D
     
  7. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    can we see a picture of this massive hole:D
     
  8. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    I will get some pictures hopefully Monday. Ill post em up as soon as I take em.
     
  9. Jul 24, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    Yeah I know... Forrest Gump taught me that shit happens:)
    I bought it used at right around 90000 miles.
     
  10. Jul 24, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    ...too much shit to list.
    Ahh I feel your pain.


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    FWIW, I bought a used motor with 37k miles from www.car-part.com.
    The site lists parts all over the country that are for sale.
     
  11. Jul 24, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    Dang thats jacked up! Ill check out www.car-part.com
     
  12. Jul 24, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    Yeah it is very possible.
    The link in your signature about using 4wd on pavement is incredible. I watched the entire presentation a while ago and could not find it again.
     
  13. Jul 24, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    Thanks for all the input fellas
     
  14. Jul 24, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    There is a 5vz for sale here in STL but that may be a bit far for you. Good luck with the engine
     
  15. Jul 24, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    Just a bit too far. Thank ya anyways. Any help, ideas, or input is appreciated fellas.
     
  16. Jul 24, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    My motor came from Colorado. All depends on what you want I guess. I didn't mind paying $200 freight for getting the motor I wanted with the miles I was looking for.
     
  17. Jul 24, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    When did this engines life time start ending at 250,000?

    My truck must have missed the memo 7,000 miles ago. :p
     
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