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life span of a 3.4L

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by YotaKid62, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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    YotaKid62

    YotaKid62 [OP] Dirty mall crawler

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    What's the most miles anybody has gotten on a v6 engine taco? Just curious, i have a 2000 taco and its only got 65k miles. I'm thinkin' ill have this thing for awhile lol. Ihope so anyway.
     
  2. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    LEGITacoma

    LEGITacoma Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure I will have mine for a while too. I have a 1999 Taco with only 72k on it but I love it.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

    Rusty 06 4x4 NBHNC

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    dude there are people on here with 300K + so you are straight if you keep up with maintenance
     
  4. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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    toy02ota

    toy02ota Local TW dissenter

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    My 02 had 212,000 miles when I sold it. They're little frickin tanks.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    bivey

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    I got a buddy with 300k + on his and still going strong. Of course, he has a Toyota mechanic that is a buddy of his that keeps it up for him.
     
  6. Jan 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    riderrace

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    I've just passed 225k. No problems here, just gen maintenance. Yeeaa, buddie!
     
  7. Jan 21, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    wolftree

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    I had 250,000 miles with only timing belt, spark plug replacements before the frame failed on my 98.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    jberry813

    jberry813 The Mad Scientist

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    I had 47,000 before I blew my first 3.4 :anonymous:

    User error. The 5vz is bullet proof...just not water proof.
     
  9. Jan 21, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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    Cichlidgeek

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    I have 218K on my 2002 V6 3.4 and aside froman engine sludge problem @ 44K I have had no other issues. Now I am playing a catch-up game though, as I have lapsed on some general maint things.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    8BoltRacing

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    If I remember correctly the 3.4 v6's are built with forged internal and are next to Bulletproof with regular recommended maint. I've heard of some guys making 4-6 hundred horsepower on factory bottom end. But anyway I've heard a lot of them lasting 300k+ miles on them.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    186000mps

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    2000 with 65k...that thing's just a baby..[​IMG]
    My 2001 just passed 180K
     
  12. Jan 21, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    goomba

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    I have 280k and just replaced original clutch. Just have to keep up with oil changes and timing belt
     
  13. Jan 21, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    In the end... there will be just rubble and Toyota 3.4L engines
     
  14. Jan 21, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    Konaborne

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    You have the same amount of miles as me...

    keep up with maint. and your engine will outlast the world.
     
  15. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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    magikbean562

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    how long before my next bowel movement? life expectancy of my pacman frog? if i get drunk now when will the whiskey dick go away? you can reach 200k with proper maintenance. your car can blow up at 75k if its a lemon. it can last 500k if you never go over 50 mph. you will never know.
     
  16. Jan 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    240,000 on mine now no problems
     
  17. Jan 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    65k? It hasn't even been broken in.
     
  18. Jan 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    I remember reading about a guy who was a storm chaser. I remember one engine had around 550k on it and the other had like 675k or something. I forget which thread they were in let me do some digging....
     
  19. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    mountainman94

    mountainman94 awwwwww yeeeeeeeeahhhhh

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  20. Jan 21, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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