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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by flyboy718, Jul 1, 2020.

  1. Jul 1, 2020 at 11:29 AM
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    flyboy718

    flyboy718 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was just "Googling" around and came across this rebuild kit for my 2005 Tacoma PreRunner 2.7 liter 4 cyl. with 226,000 miles Rebuild Kit. I was thinking of purchasing this and just keeping it on the shelf until I need it one day. I don't think I plan on having a "new" vehicle anytime in my future or maybe ever. I enjoy not having that truck payment for the last 10 years. This rebuild kit would give me a "new" engine and this truck could last for a VERY long time! What are your thoughts? Has any one gone this route or thought about it?
     
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  2. Jul 1, 2020 at 3:53 PM
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    0xDEADBEEF Where are we going? Why am I in this handbasket?

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    Rust, dents, miles, extra metal.
    Maybe if you got it on sale. But there's so many other possibilities that could happen between now and then that it seems nuts to tie up $800 in something that is a huge 'what if'.
     
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  4. Jul 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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    Yes, and it will also depend on who is doing the rebuild.
    These aren’t 70’s era 350 Chevy engines. There is a lot more to it than throwing in new bearings and rings. One of the reasons why many people go with low mile used engine.
     
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  5. Jul 1, 2020 at 4:01 PM
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    0xDEADBEEF Where are we going? Why am I in this handbasket?

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    Yeah. No doubt you'll need a lot more than that kit, if it happens, and if something else doesn't happen first.
     
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  6. Jul 1, 2020 at 4:30 PM
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    No way should you spend that much for a dust collector.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2020 at 5:28 PM
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    So, maybe a better idea for a low time replacement engine when and if that time comes...?
     
  8. Jul 3, 2020 at 9:37 AM
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    It’s ok to store an engine as long as you fog it and store it correctly.
     
  9. Jul 3, 2020 at 5:36 PM
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    Personally, I wouldn't tie the money up in it. God forbid you get T-boned some day, or something of the sort.
    Just my two cents but I'd pass. Properly cared for, you could get another 80,000 miles out of your current engine. If you drive 12,000 miles a year, that's almost 7 years before you would need it.
    Just think of ALL THE AMMO you could buy with that money!!
     
  10. Jul 3, 2020 at 6:58 PM
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    Take the money you would spend on a motor and buy Tesla stock. When your motor dies sell the Tesla stock and buy 3 motors.
     

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