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To engine swap or not to engine swap

Discussion in '2nd Gen 4Runners (1990-1995)' started by Guttiirunner, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Apr 24, 2017 at 3:32 PM
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    Guttiirunner

    Guttiirunner [OP] New Member

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    Recently purchased my 4runner and it seems like it might need a headgasket change, i dont want to encounter any more problems if i take apart the engine. It has about 182000ml would it be better if i swapped the engine out for something better? Is there a certain engine that would be easy to swap and/or any better than the stock engine??
     
  2. Apr 26, 2017 at 11:38 AM
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    bahndrvr

    bahndrvr New Member

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    Search is your friend, but the 3.4 is a relatively easy - as far as engine swaps go - and would give you a lot more power, better mpg, and is just overall better.
     
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  3. Apr 29, 2017 at 10:08 AM
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    Guttiirunner

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    Thank you for the suggestion i will look more into it.
     

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