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Need advice on buying used engine from rollover vehicle.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mbtech208, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    mbtech208

    mbtech208 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested in buying an engine from a '98 Tacoma with 85,000 miles. The only concern I have is that the truck was involved in a rollover accident, so I don't know if the engine was starved for oil at any point. Do the fuel pumps on these trucks shut off in case of a rollover?
     
  2. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    Brunes

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    Are you planing a straight drop in or are you building the engine up for something??
     
  3. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    mbtech208

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    Straight drop in, replacing a bad engine.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    I would think it would be fine. The computers on these trucks would shut it down the second any thing bad would happen. But there is always the chance.
     
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