1st gen 3.4 engine swap...

Discussion in '1995 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma' started by BIRDSLAYER, Apr 10, 2018.


    BIRDSLAYER Well-Known Member

    So I killed my taco last Nov. I got a new/used engine with 136k on it and I gotta get it in. Anybody else ever done this? Are there any secrets/tricks to make this a lil easier? Do I need to remove my hood to get the engine out? Do I need to lower the vehicle? (Lifted 4") if anybody has any advice at all, I'm all ears and open to suggestions. Thanks.
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  3. 95glh

    95glh New Member

    I would volunteer you replace everything on the donor engine you need to for maintenance before you drop it in. Just to make your life easier. Barring needing the truck asap (for example as a daily) you could replace timing and cooling components much easier now. I've done that with all the swaps I've done, reduces the headaches of needing to later and asking myself, "why I didn't do that when the engine was out...?"

    As long as its a 1:1 swap there shouldn't be any issues, like others will say take your time, take pictures, and label everything. Should be a weekender.

    Edit- Sorry, never swapped my 95. Sorry I didnt offer any other useful info you didn't already know :/

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