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New dual VVT-i V6 in FJ and 4Runner...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Soundwave, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Jun 5, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    Soundwave

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    I Just drove a brand new 2010 FJ Cruiser automatic 4x4 with the new Dual VVT-i V6 (also in the new 4runner) 258HP, I can't say it was a huge difference over the old 4.0L (which I have in my Tacoma, and I have driven in FJ's as well) it was smoother, valve tick has not as noticeable. But the power hardly felt any different. Im sure this V6 will show p in the next gen Tacoma and will be a welcome power plant. Not sure why they don't put it in now?
     
  2. Jun 5, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    ForeRunner BBC. Bring Back Clarkson Thor

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    I've got it in my 4Runner now and it's 270hp and 278lb ft of torque. I notice it considerably when going up a hill. Where the FJ would kick down a gear the 4Runner effortlessly maintains.

    You will notice a difference when you change the oil though!
     
  3. Jun 5, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Well thats cool! Any weight change in the new FJs...like upgraded stuff or is it the same model just different engine?
     
  4. Jun 5, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    yeah i drove the 2010 T4R SR5 and it was smoother and quieter. But it don't fell much faster than the tacomas. But i would love it if it was in the tacoma. Engine tick in ours are annoying but i got over it.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    See build thread.
    whats the mileage on the new 4runners.
     
  6. Jun 5, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    Its not much more. I think its 1mpg more city and 2mpg more hwy.
     
  7. Jun 6, 2010 at 1:23 AM
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    rossk35

    rossk35 Do Work Son!

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    2011 tacomas aren't getting the new 4.0 yet.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2010 at 5:52 AM
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    Is that official or are you just speculating reguarding the 2011 model?
     
  9. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:03 AM
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    :confused:
     
  10. Jun 7, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    ^ yeah what do you mean? I know I was looking into changing my friends oil on her 2010 sr5 and there is alot different. Canister filter, apparently the skid plate is a pain to remove...
     
  11. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    My gf has a 2010 FJ. I was trying to be the handy boyfriend and offered to change her oil, thinking I could save her money from taking it to a dealership.

    1st thing is that it requires 0w-20, that is $7/quart x6

    2nd thing I found out was that it has a f#$%#cartridge filter behind the damn skid plate AND Toyota has a special tool made just to remove the housing. I had to take a hammer and punch to take it off. (don't tell her that though). The filter was like $10 too.

    So long story short, it was a 2 hour $52 oil change. I told her to take it to the stealership next time, they only charged $45.
     
  12. Jun 7, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    yeah, thats pretty much what we came up with too.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    Its real.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jun 7, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    well I speculate its because the new tacoma will have a brand new engine and why update right before they do the redesign? But that's a different thread...
     
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