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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #60 on: January 22, 2022, 08:18:34 AM »
The 3.3 v6 in my daughters Solara sure runs good. Did they ever put that engine in a Tacoma/4Runnder?
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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #61 on: January 23, 2022, 07:16:06 PM »
Definitely not in the Tacoma's and I highly doubt 4runners.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #62 on: January 23, 2022, 07:30:05 PM »
The 3.3 v6 in my daughters Solara sure runs good. Did they ever put that engine in a Tacoma/4Runnder?
nope they ran the 3.4,4.0, and currently the 3.5
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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #63 on: January 24, 2022, 09:57:05 AM »
The 3.3 v6 in my daughters Solara sure runs good. Did they ever put that engine in a Tacoma/4Runnder?
nope they ran the 3.4,4.0, and currently the 3.5
Mid-nineties forerunner had the 3.0 v-6.
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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #64 on: January 24, 2022, 10:19:30 AM »
I have the 3.4 V6 in my '01 Tacoma. I've had it since 2005 and have had no major issues. It has always gotten 18 mpg on average.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #65 on: January 24, 2022, 08:00:55 PM »
I have the 3.4 V6 in my '01 Tacoma. I've had it since 2005 and have had no major issues. It has always gotten 18 mpg on average.

How many mile's? I have an 02 with the 3.4 and have 365K with no issues. Doesn't use or leak any oil. Far superior to my 3.0's

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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #66 on: January 24, 2022, 08:09:00 PM »
I put a new tranny and rebuilt the rear end at 200k. Wondering how many my 4.0 can last. It has tons of power

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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #67 on: January 24, 2022, 08:36:26 PM »
I put a new tranny and rebuilt the rear end at 200k. Wondering how many my 4.0 can last. It has tons of power

What did that run ya? Seems early at only 200k.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #68 on: January 24, 2022, 08:41:17 PM »
I have the 3.4 V6 in my '01 Tacoma. I've had it since 2005 and have had no major issues. It has always gotten 18 mpg on average.

How many mile's? I have an 02 with the 3.4 and have 365K with no issues. Doesn't use or leak any oil. Far superior to my 3.0's

Only 230K, I have a small oil leak that I need to attend to one of these days but itís pretty minor.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #69 on: January 24, 2022, 10:14:29 PM »
I have a 2017 Tacoma TRD off-road with the 3,5 engine. I get 18-19 mpg in normal driving. But we have driven it to Phoenix twice and both times have got a little over 21 mpg and that is figuring mpg based on gallons of gas and miles driven. We always have back seat full of luggage and other things. We are retired so we have lots of time and stay at 70 mph and donít try to go 70 over the passes. I also donít use cruise control going over the passes. I also have a 2003 tundra with v8 that gets good mileage and has a lot of power.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #70 on: January 25, 2022, 03:02:09 AM »
The 3.3 v6 in my daughters Solara sure runs good. Did they ever put that engine in a Tacoma/4Runnder?
nope they ran the 3.4,4.0, and currently the 3.5
Mid-nineties forerunner had the 3.0 v-6.
Don't forget the gen4's that had the 4.7 v8 option. THAT was the best ever in a 4runner!
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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #71 on: January 30, 2022, 01:19:42 AM »
In a 4wd crew cab, you're looking at a V6. If they even put a 2.7 in that configuration, there are very few out there.
Up to 04 the V6 was a 3.4. So-so power, good reliability, uses a timing belt. With their age, the valve covers will likely leak if they haven't been replaced already. I can squeeze 19mpg out of mine on the highway at 65mph.
05 to 2015 was a 4.0. Good power, good reliability, uses a timing chain. First 2 years did have some head gasket issues at higher mileage. There's a belief that those early head gaskets were more susceptible to failure if coolant changes were ignored.
The automatic transmissions in both generations were pretty much bombproof.
The 05-15 models tend to go through front wheel bearings.
The 2.7s are fantastic engines. With a stick they're peppy. With an auto, not so much. I've had 2 rigs with a 2.7 and could get 22mpg highway.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #72 on: January 31, 2022, 06:52:41 PM »
 Thanks for the info!

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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2022, 07:38:01 PM »
I didnít realize so many dudes still ran bias ply tires.

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Re: Toyota Tacoma engine choice?
« Reply #74 on: April 25, 2022, 03:20:00 PM »
4DR Standard 6' bed, V6 4.0L.

I have a 2012 and it does everything i need it to do. Put a 3" lift on it and away you go

 


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