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How well would an early 90's 6yl engine fit into the 1st gen Tacomas?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by DaveCanuck, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Feb 11, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    DaveCanuck

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    Love my Tacoma, but the motor has close to 250,000 miles on it and it is somewhat gutless on hills and where I live is mostly hills.

    A friend of mine has an early 90's 4Runner with the 6cyl motor, and the previous owner to him had the bad head gasket and somehow ended up with a brand new engine from Toyota, and it apparently has well under 100,000 Km (in up in Canada) on it now, possibly as low as 60,000 km (less than 40,000 miles).

    How well do these motors interchange, it being a previous generation motor.

    Also, the 4Runner has been sitting for several years. Would I possibly be dealing with a can of worms?
     
  2. Feb 11, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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  3. Feb 11, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    Would need way too many parts to make it worthwhile.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    I'd probably be better off getting my 2.7 rebuilt down the road then.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    yea the 3.0 is a major down grade man. Keep the 2.7 or get a 3.4.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    Ah the 3.0. One of Toyota's many Ford moments.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Yeah a rebuild on that 2.7 or even a used engine wouldn't set you back a ton.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    :rofl:
     
  9. Feb 11, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    I love my 3.slow! I like it more than my 2.7L. But, the 3.0 is picky and it doesn't take much for it to start running poorly. Like everyone else said... it will be way more trouble to swap motors than it's worth!
     
  10. Feb 11, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    Yeah I remember when I was contemplating upgrading from my '89 2wd single cab Toyoya pickup with the 22RE, and I was considering my options with Tacomas, one of my mechanics, a German guy, was so emphatic against going the 6cyl route, to definitely go 4cyl... he must have experienced too many of those 3.0's. Lots of Toyotas where I am.

    The 22R is one of his favorite engines LOL! I agree they do have legendary status.
     
  11. Feb 11, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    I LOVED my 22re in my 86...that lil fucker would go forever..i once drove it 100miles on no oil on accident due to the mail seal going out..was totally fine haha
     
  12. Feb 11, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    A properly tuned 22RE will just about trump that 3.0 any day, mine was closing in on 300k when i sold it, was still running great !
     
  13. Feb 11, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Haha my mom drove hers without oil for over 1000 miles when she was a teen because she wanted a new car. Didn't do shit to it.
     
  14. Feb 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    classic! lol


    my mom drove ours 25 miles with no fan belt once :eek: That actually almost killed it haha but it was fine haha
     
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