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New engine or rebuild?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by emjidi, May 5, 2013.

  1. May 5, 2013 at 7:39 AM
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    emjidi

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    I have a '96 Tacoma that overheated and hasn't started since. When I took it to a mechanic, he said that gas isn't getting to the engine and suggested installing a new engine which would cost a little over $3000. What do you think about this price and would it be more cost-effective to rebuild the engine? My friend said he would help me with the rebuild if I chose to go down that route. :confused:
     
  2. May 5, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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    I'd prob rebuild it & go from there. It won't cost $3K if you keep it stock. Theres a few places that actually do installs with warranty in the La Verne/Glendora area.
     
  3. May 5, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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    your "mechanic" said that you need a new engine because gas isnt getting to the engine? if u need a new engine due to the fact it overheated real bad, i might believe that. his story isnt added up to me...
     
  4. May 5, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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    Another story about a mechanic trying to pocket more money


    Op get second opinion and a real diagnose
     
  5. May 6, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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    Thanks for the input guys, ill get a second opinion before I proceed any further.
     
  6. May 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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  7. May 9, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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    2jz swap haha thats what im doing when my motor goes, you can pick up the motor, the turbos and ecu etc together for like 1800 and with th 5 speed tranny it will work with some sort of adapter i believe but the tranny would need to be rebuilt to handle that as well as new clutch depending if its auto or standard
     
  8. May 9, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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    Do not do 2jz swap waste of time and money especially if you have a 4.0 I've done it I dot over 11000$ in mine and I should've done turboed lsx
     
  9. May 9, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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    A good gte is going to cost close to 3500 $ you should still tear it down replace gaskets put arp head studs you can build 700hp of of a stock gte you just have to change turbo, header, exaught , fuel injectors, computer, clutch, cams pretty much everything and that far into it go ahead and build bottom end
     
  10. May 9, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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    Ps boosted cars are faster if auto because it doesn't blow off in between shifts
     
  11. May 9, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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  12. May 10, 2013 at 7:22 AM
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    true but used without a rebuild you can find them decently cheap, and i just love the sound of the 2jz. ahh i need a supra
     
  13. May 10, 2013 at 9:50 AM
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    If you want a 2jz and have it cheep and decently quick get a ge vvti engine from junk yard throw it in turbo it with a single turbo the manifold is less than 200 $ you'll probably be fine with reliability under 500hp but torque would be a lot better due to higher compression and vvti
     
  14. Jul 11, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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    Have you heard of a diverter valve? AKA blow off valve if it's vent to atmosphere? It allows the turbo to spin with less restriction for the short period of time during a shift. Works great on my turbo Miata.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2013 at 5:20 AM
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    Na I don't worry about it. I let off the trans brake and bump the shifter twice and maintain over 30psi through prettt much the whole pass. Plus manual cars have the risk of missing a gear
     
  16. Jul 12, 2013 at 5:29 AM
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    Would be an impressive engine in a Tacoma. Just an expensive swap. Would need a custom programming I would think for the ECU for the VVTi to work. I would like to see it tho!
     
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