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Seeking advice

Discussion in '4Runners' started by Germ, May 14, 2013.

  1. May 14, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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    Germ

    Germ [OP] Master Navigator/Zipper Operator

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    Hello, 4runner section of TW. I'm wondering if you guys might be able to offer a little friendly advice regarding a '94 4runner I am considering purchasing for my wife. Now obviously without seeing the truck in person I don't expect you to offer me mechanically sound advice, I'm just hoping to obtain a little extra knowledge about the mighty 4runner to avoid any buyer's remorse. Thanks in advance. http://showlow.craigslist.org/cto/3787349638.html
     
  2. May 14, 2013 at 12:16 PM
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    downpour11

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    I'd hold out for a 3rd gen. You can find a decent 3rd gen for around the same price, the engine is wayyyy better.
     
  3. May 14, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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    The only problem is there is a serious lack of 4runner's on the market in my area. Can you go into a bit of detail or provide a link regarding the 2nd gen vs 3rd gen engine?
     
  4. May 14, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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    I may be wrong, but that looks to me like a V6.

    The 2nd gen 4Runners had a 3.0 V6, which had headgasket issues. I know there was some kinda recall but I see a lot of them with blown head gaskets. If you're looking for one that old, you should try to find a 4-cyl.

    The 3rd gen 4Runners have the 3.4L V6 (same one my truck has) which will basically run forever. I'm at 195K and I daily drive mine, it runs great.
     
  5. May 14, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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  6. May 14, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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  7. May 14, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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    No problem man. I just said to myself "he could get a 3rd gen for that price" lol very worth it. Good luck in your search!
     
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