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What are the prons and cons of buying a new engine

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by hnrajah, May 21, 2010.

  1. May 21, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    hnrajah

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    I have a 2004 toyota tacoma. And I am about to buy a new engine to replace the old one. The truck has 47 thousand miles on it. I am just wondering what kind of warranties do you get buying and having an new engine replaced? People tell me to buy a new vehicle, but my 2004 is in good shape other than the bad engine which I would rather pay 7000 grand to replace than buy a new truck.

    Thanx

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  2. May 21, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    Project.paradigm

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    You could just get the old one rebuilt. It would prob run you only 2-3grand and would run like new.
     
  3. May 21, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    how is your engine in bad shape with only 47,000 miles on it? That is really low for an 04.
     
  4. May 21, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    $3000. yes, $7000. = buy a used motor from a wreck or a new truck.
     
  5. May 21, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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  6. May 21, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    Also wondering how you managed to kill a Toyota motor in under 50k miles?
     
  7. May 21, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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  8. May 21, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    Same here.
     
  9. May 21, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    New engines generally come with a 12K mile/ 1 year warranty. If the block is fine, it would be better to rebuild it.
     
  10. May 21, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    Seriously. Your truck is practically brand new. Unless there's something you're not telling us. I have an 05 and have double the miles you have.
     
  11. May 21, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    Lack of oil change for 16 months. Any other questions?
     
  12. May 21, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    well i hope you learned your lesson man thats no way to treat a taco
     
  16. May 21, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    Which Leads me to my original question. Do new engines get good warranties, i mean brand new engines, like should i buy a new engine at a toyota dealership or a regular auto shop. I just wanna know the warranties on brand new engines. But now I'll consider getting the engine rebuilt, but I'm planning on a new engine pretty much to start over. I just wanna know warranty stuff if anyone has any knowledge of that.
     
  17. May 21, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    As I mentioned above, new engines generally come with a 1 year, or 12k mile warranty.
     
  18. May 21, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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  19. May 21, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    I figured a new engine is worth a warranty longer than that, because people tell me a new engine is essentially a brand new truck obviously not all brand new. Can new engines be trusted without any extended warranties?
     
  20. May 21, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I personally think a rebuild is better, if the block is in good shape. You can rebuild it to a better standard than what the new engine would be built to, unless you got it from the factory.
     
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