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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by CREEKRAT, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Mar 10, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    CREEKRAT [OP] New Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    First Name:
    Murrells Inlet, SC
    Shopping for Tacoma
    Hello to All,:D I am new to the forum and need some info. I am shopping for an a first gen. tacoma or earlier model. I was talking to my mechanic friend that owns two late eighty model 4wd ex cab toyotas 4cyl. models. He says he gets 18 mpg average, but some of his hunting buddies are getting 22 mpg with their 6 cyl. auto.s He didn't know what engine size they had or the year he only said that they had the smaller of two engine sizes, and that if you looked under the hood that they had plenty of room to work. versus other 6cyl. he had seen that the whole engine compartment looked full. Hope this isn't too dumb a question, but I would like to find an early model truck with 6 cyl. auto that gets the best mileage! Thanks for your help
  2. Mar 10, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    scocar It's not rocket surgery

    Nov 11, 2009
    First Name:
    In close proximity to an undisclosed location
    2015 DCLB 4x4 SR5
    Mostly pallet racks loaded with very impressive boxes, and a smashed head unit
    If those v6s are pre-95, they are not Tacomas, and they have the 3.0 V6, which was prone to blowing headgaskets.... I don't know all the details around the issues and solutions for this, because I had a 4-banger 22RE (2.4 L), which will run until hell freezes over, then drive over the ice...but is underpowered for bigger than standard cab plus 4x4 models, especially in mountains. Although in 4 low, it will still crawl up a wall. Tacoma V6s are 3.4 L.

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