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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 8:29 PM
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    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

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    :rofl:

    good story with that :D haha
     
  2. Jan 21, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    SCRunner12

    SCRunner12 4runner Troll

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  3. Jan 21, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    I have an 04 tacoma that has 175k miles still running strong. Hey, OP lets trade motors.:D
     
  4. Jan 21, 2012 at 11:58 PM
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    YotaKid62

    YotaKid62 [OP] Dirty mall crawler

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    Haha not on your life buddy. I'm gonna have my truck a long time unless someone kills me and takes it lol.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2012 at 7:14 AM
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    dantus

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    196k still going..!
     
  6. Jan 22, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    I had a 96 for 5 years...I sold it with 110K miles back in 2004.

    The person who bought it from me....still owns it. I still see the truck driving around town......You can't miss a red 96 with TJM front bumper.

    That thing is 16 years old!!! I'm amazed they never took it in for frame rust inspection.

    Honestly? I think the truck would rust out from underneath the 3.4L long before that engine gives up (assuming its taken care of properly)
     
  7. Jan 22, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    whatatoy

    whatatoy Galt/Rearden 2012

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    This truck is a work truck - not a lot of fancy mod's here, but it's getting the job done!
    ^^THIS^^

    Because Top Gear proved it
     
  8. Jan 22, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    Adam Baum

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    I have 140,000 on mine and it is still running strong. I change the oil every 10,000 miles with walmart synthetic and get the used oil tested through Blackstone labs. So far so good.
     
  9. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    bowyer2002 always tinkering

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    My 3.4L is at 183K and my truck runs like a top.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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    232k miles and ticking. i love these engines! they're a little under powered, but it's as durable as they come.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2012 at 4:28 AM
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    Regular maintenance, I've had the water pump and timing belt changed twice, will be switching to full synthetic, but this baby is bullet proof. 175K, doesn't burn a drop of oil, runs like a champ and much more to go.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2012 at 4:44 AM
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  13. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:04 AM
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    My wife's 98 4Runner with the V6 3.4L has 203k miles now and it doesn't burn a drop of oil. My only fear is i hope the head gaskets never blow.
     
  14. Feb 28, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    YotaKid62

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    Yea, I've already got people asking if i'll sell it, the dealer wanting me to trade for a new one, and my mom offering me a newer one so she can drive it and ditch her 4runner. I'm gonna have this bad boy for awhile....i hope.:D
     
  15. Feb 28, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    I'm at 59k miles on my 02. You guys are giving me hope :D
     
  16. Feb 28, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    STLharry

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    False. Their Hilux had a diesel engine, not a petrol one. But they still are bulletproof.
     
  17. Feb 28, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    Mine's got 160k and a lot of power! I'm assuming you must drive an auto? Only power lacking IMO is that I wish there was some more top end HP for passing, bottom end and mid range power is excellent though.
     
  18. Feb 28, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    mine is 97 with 238k.
     
  19. Feb 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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    Warhorseforever

    Warhorseforever Will The Thrill

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  20. Feb 28, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    Adam Baum

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    I hope my truck last for another 15 years. Like others have said...the frame will probably fail before the engine will.
     
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