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New Here with 1st Toyota

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Mr_CNC, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. Oct 13, 2006 at 4:04 PM
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    Mr_CNC

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    Hello All,

    I am new to the group, and purchased my first Toyota about 3 weeks ago. I bought an '06 Tacoma SR5, 4cyl. 4x4, 5-spd, Access Cab. So far I love the truck. Traded in a '93 Ford Ranger that I bought new. Ran that truck for 14 years, and had 206k when traded. The Tacoma was the ONLY new small truck I drove that seemed to be built as solid as my old Ranger was when it was new. Funny thing about my situation, is that everyone seemed astonished about the mileage I had on the Ranger...everyone EXPECTS that type of longevity from the Tacoma.

    Seems like the 2TR-FE 4-popper thats in my Tacoma is plenty strong. The VVT-i system in the head is quite hearalded. I hear alot of crowing about the V6 and it's power, but the 2.7 I4 will do me fine. I have no problem cruising between 70-80 mph on the highway, and do pretty well on the hilly city streets near where I live. I will give it a good off-road test when I visit my Dad in the hills of WV in the next week or so. I've been trying to find some detailed info on the engine. I appreciate any info from anybody thats willing to share.

    Mr_CNC
     
  2. Oct 13, 2006 at 8:20 PM
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    ForeRunner

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    What specifics do you want to know about the engine?
     
  3. Oct 14, 2006 at 7:40 AM
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    Mr_CNC

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    Thanks for the welcome Banshee.

    As far as engine specifics, I "think" I have some of them figured out, but PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong.

    This motor has an iron block with aluminum head. The intake manifold is resin (aka plastic). The spark-plugs have a coil pack atop each one. Quite honestly, this little beasty looks almost alien to me.

    Now for some questions. What type of timing mechs does it use (belts, chains, other)? What is the crank and rods made of? How many main bearings does it have? How tough is this motor? Does it fit the bill for Toyota'a rugged reputation?

    TIA for any info you can provide. It might sound strange wanting to know this kind of info, but how am I supposed to brag iff'n I don't know what I got? :)

    Mr_CNC
     
  4. Oct 14, 2006 at 12:21 PM
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    I am a fan of the I-4, but I wonder about the lastest varient? I know time holds still for none. Resin intakes are fine, and that fancy valve work really improves the torque curve and can't hurt mileage. My disappointment with my 04 is not the truck, but the inability to add an gas tank. Sounds petty since 3 5 gallon gas cans are nearly as good and 10% of the cost.

    And I see no reason for me running 90% on pavement not to have manual hubs. If a pound is saved on a resin intake, why turn 4 cv joints going down a hard road.
     
  5. Oct 14, 2006 at 2:16 PM
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    Nice 6spd,V6, very solid truck
    None currently, but I would like a better sounding exhaust and perhaps a cold air pack and some color coded step bars
    Welcome to the forum
    just bought my V6 6spd,06 last week. I will query one resident who has a very similar set up. jeff
     
  6. Oct 15, 2006 at 4:39 AM
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    None currently, but I would like a better sounding exhaust and perhaps a cold air pack and some color coded step bars
    CNC you might try yodarepair.com for info on you engine
     
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