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need a 4.0 engine for my prerunner!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rich82, May 9, 2012.

  1. May 9, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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    rich82

    rich82 [OP] New Member

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    Its been over a year and a half since it happen. My car owning history is a 88' honda prelude 2.0si and a 2005 trd prerunner. My plans was to pay it off then go for a long travel suspention. Now I'm trying to do research on were to find possibly a crate engine. I have found some but with 89k or 49k and both in the 1800 to 2100 price range. So far my engine with 149k has a busted timing chain. That's as far as I have put my hands into the engine since I have never rebuilt an engine. I've been told after parts, machine shop work, and labor it be about the same as to buy and swap the engine....so it been too long since I have driven my truck but I am close to saving up enough money to do something.......now that I found fellow tacoma owners......can I get a little advice?!
     
  2. May 9, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    zul

    zul Professional Goofball

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    I dont hear talk about engine swaps all that much around here - probably because they dont like to die - but I'd love to see where this goes if you do find an engine. Good luck!
     
  3. May 9, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    Large

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    Replace the timing chain..
     
  4. May 9, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    A member in Calgary hydrolocked his engine and found a new one to swap it. Keep your eye on salvage yards (reputable salvage yards), E-bay or you might get lucky and find one for sale on here. If you're not well versed mechanically, have someone who is check over any engine before you buy it!
     
  5. May 9, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo Clean 1 owner with low miles.

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    i love tacoma world, but other forums are more gear headed out for such projects...
     
  6. May 9, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    car-part.com you can search local salvage yards but i dont think you are going to do much better then $2000
     
  7. May 10, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    Pugga

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  8. May 10, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Cortland THIS IS AMERICA!!!

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    Mr_Torque

    Mr_Torque Buy the Ticket take the Ride.....

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