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Know where to get a good rebuild or JDM engine?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by trdracing5, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. Mar 15, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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    trdracing5

    trdracing5 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok I just got the bad news. I need a new engine. Loss of compression on cylinders 2 and 3 (among other things).
    I knew the news was coming just hard to take.
    Anyone know where I can get a good rebuilt 2.7 engine or maybe even a JDM engine for my 1995 tacoma?
    I see all kinds advertised on ebay and have no idea if any of the companies are legit or not.
     
  2. Mar 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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    low boy

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    i feel your pain cuz i'm in the same boat, i'm going through Jasper... good luck.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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    Man I would love a Jasper engine. The last time I looked a Jasper engine for the tacoma was like $3000 plus the installation price.
    So you are looking at aroung $5000 for an engine. Not going to happen for me.
    What kind of quote did you get for a Jasper engine?
     
  4. Mar 15, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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  5. Mar 15, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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    45 hundo, w/instal for my 3.4L comes with a 3 year warranty
     
  6. Mar 15, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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    Geez. $4500:eek:
     
  7. Mar 18, 2013 at 7:26 AM
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    i know... it sucks but i can't do it myself. i've had the truck since it was born, and i plan on keeping it forever... so i'm doing it. hopefully i'll have it back this weekend.
     
  8. Mar 18, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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    How many miles are on your 2.7? What was the cause of the bad engine?
     
  11. Mar 18, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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    Since your leak down test showed a bad head (valves), I would actually pull he head first and measure the bores for wear. If they're good just get a valve job on the head and call it good.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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    I am actually thinking now that its not a totally bad engine, just needs a new cylinder head.
     
  13. Mar 18, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    I would just rebuild the one I have. Can not justify spending more on a engine that cost a couple thousand more than the whole truck.
     
  14. Mar 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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    Nice! I'll have the same mentality whenever something on mine breaks.

    How many miles did have before your 3.4 went out? I hope it was real high.
     
  15. Mar 18, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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    you could always pull one from the junkyard, have two engines to choose parts from.
     
  16. Mar 18, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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    I picked up a complete 3.4 off of CL for 200.00, mainly for the cyl. heads for my blown up 04 taco because my heads are toast. The CL seller of the engine wanted 900.00 and he claimed that the engine was bought and never installed, but i think he installed the junkyard motor and this is the motor that came out, but for the 200.00 that i paid, after much haggling, i'm just hoping that the heads are useable. I plan on rebuilding my shortblock and have the heads from the donor engine gone thru at my local machine shop. My original plan was a jasper reman or a NW Team Yota reman, but i hope that out of the two engines that i already have that i can have one rebuilt for around 2g's. Check with your local reputable machine shop for a quote on rebuilding your engine.

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  17. Mar 21, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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  18. Mar 21, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    The best price I have found is $1550 shipped for a JDM engine plus around $1200 to install it.
     
  19. Mar 21, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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    how the hell did a 5vz poop out that quickly?
     
  20. Apr 9, 2013 at 12:05 PM
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    my fault, poor lubrication, cold weather/engine...etc.
     
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