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Price and availability of 3.4L engines???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by x2468, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Apr 2, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    x2468

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    How easy is it to find 3.4L tacoma engines with low miles and in good condition?? and what would be the price?? reason I ask is I found a taco with the things I want, only thing is it has 250k miles which is really high for my liking. Im wondering if it would be economical to buy it, drive it for 50-75000 miles and then change the engine.

    With the amount of tacos being crushed for rust damage, im thinking maybe it's not too hard to find an engine from a dealer up north? or are they forced to crush them and not sell the motors??? if so that's a shame.

    Were the engines the same from 95-04??? if not what were the differences? which will fir 01-04?

    what's the engine code on these things?
     
  2. Apr 3, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    anyone??

    There must be someplace to buy the engines from the tacos being crushed for rust damage i'd assume?
     
  3. Apr 3, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    all of the tacomas that are pulled for frame rust are crushed, they cant sell anything off of it as far as i know
     
  4. Apr 3, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    In all first gens the 3.4L v6 is the same "correct me if im wrong" and the are fairly easy to come by Toyota made so many of these engines and on average I probably see 1 every one or two months on craigslist.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    There were some differences with the earlier 5vz engines compared to the later (02-04) models, but I can't recall what they were at the moment.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    Is it not economical to rebuild a 3.4?
     
  7. Apr 3, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    LC Engineering sells BUILT ones if your into that...
     
  8. Apr 3, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    what kind of 1st gen you looking to get?
     
  9. Apr 3, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Do you have any idea what a LC built engine would run?
     
  10. Apr 3, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    lcengineering.com

    give them a call and find out.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    wow that's ridiculous. they should at least sell what they can.
     
  12. Apr 4, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    Haha LC engineering wants $12,000 I would just buy a new Tacoma
     
  13. Apr 4, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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