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Is the 4.0 Ltr a Lexus V6?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Spiritsilk, May 14, 2009.

  1. May 14, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    Spiritsilk

    Spiritsilk [OP] New Member

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    3rd Toy truck. Recommend it over anything except my favorite gas saver wrapped in fiber glass. The 4.0 liter engine; is it a Lexus generation V6 like the 04 Tacoma engine? Put a smooth 119k miles on it before selling it to a most grateful new owner. Sad to let a good buddy go but my new 06 is mucho tricked and what a ride! Can I expect the longevity out of the 4.0 I got out of the 3.4?
     
  2. May 14, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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  3. May 14, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    The 3.4 enigne you had is not a "Lexus" engine. Niether is the 4.0. Both were designed to be truck engines only.
     
  4. May 14, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    TEX357

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  5. May 14, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    RCBS

    RCBS Mr Thundermaker is about to start barking fire!

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    it does benefit from their VVTi technology.
     
  6. May 14, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    wired_af

    wired_af Clever white boy.

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    When I bought my truck I was told it was a "Lexus engine".....that comment, along with several others, made me choose a different salesman.
     
  7. May 14, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Thor

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    by their are you implying lexus?

    because that would just cycle back to toyota...since...well...you know...lexus IS a toyota brand :p
     
  8. May 14, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    LOL, Yep! Toyota did all the engineering of their engines...I dont think Lexus has an engine R&D department...
     
  9. May 14, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    kmok

    kmok Plastidipped ma Hootus!

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    Its kinda like saying "My Chevy has GMC engine it" :rolleyes:
     
  10. May 17, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    AFButters

    AFButters Rigger, Please

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  11. May 17, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    True ...

    The 3.4L 5VZ in the OP's 2004 Taco was the 5th variant in the VZ V6 series. It was never used in a Lexus model. An earlier variant in the series (the 2VZ) was used in at least one Lexus model back around 1990 (plus or minus). No other VZ was used in a Lexus.

    The 4.0L 1GR is the first variant in the GR series. The 1GR hasn't been used in any Lexus models. However, later variants in the series (especially the 3.5L 2GR) have been used in Lexus models. The 2GR is quite highly regarded.
     
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