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12-30-2010, 01:26 PM
Hey everybody!
I'm new to this site, I have a 90 yota 4runner mostly stk 31" big o mud terrains. i know that the 3L is famouse for being shitty on milage and what not but i think my top end power is Very lacking even in comparison to when i first got it. example: used to do moderatly good going up hills on highway, but now it is like i struggle in 4th gear to keep it at 80km and if i have the wind facing me, forget about it! haha anything i could do or did?

12-30-2010, 01:37 PM
Well I just changed my muffler........because I ripped it off on Monday.
Man it has more pep now....so how old is the cat and muffler...If they are clogged up that will slow you 4runner down,So maybe first check into that.

I noticed a fairly good difference.

12-30-2010, 02:09 PM
I would suggest you only drive with a tail wind

maybe look at going downhill more often to


12-30-2010, 02:35 PM
Yeah actually i don't have a cat, got it cut out when i got the truck no EGR valve, emisions who? the muffler might be something to look into i guess. try to ride the tailwind as often as i can.

12-30-2010, 05:31 PM
Try a good old fashioned tune up. I used a buncha save on more points to get a $100 voucher to any Jimmy pattision toyota and picked up a cap, rotor, plugs and airfilter.

My 3vze has plenty of jam to cruise at any speed on the hwy.. And get a consistant 400-450km a tank. depending on the season..

12-30-2010, 05:47 PM
dont hate too hard. I had 2 two door 4runners, one with 22re and one with a 3L.

id get 450-500 with 22re, and 400-450 with the 3L, which is a pretty small diffrence cause you sure feel the 3L compared to the 22re. Both were 250km+ and ran perfect. Having the 3L was actually nicer, being able to pull that gear or tow a littler trailer was helpful.

Unless your gonna spend a couple grand+ and do the LC performance to the 22re its not gonna have as much powa.

Just take care of it, NGK wire and plug set, regular oil changes, just gotta take a lil more care then the 4 cylinders. The 22r i had in my crawler ran with no oil a couple times but you just couldn't kill it.

12-30-2010, 09:32 PM
maybe just wanting more i guess i do my tune ups on a regular basis, im a parts man, so i get a pretty good deal on tthe stuff. thanks for th coments tho guys

12-30-2010, 09:53 PM
I would get a muffler. I ran with just a test pipe in place for almost a year. Then threw a flow40 on it, much more low end torque!! much nicer.

12-31-2010, 12:41 AM
When the egr was removed was there a resistor put onto the sensor to trick the computer into thinging the egr was there? I might delete my egr, just wondering how yours was done

dirka dave
12-31-2010, 05:15 AM
You thgink thats bad...

I get 225-250 kms in my 82'......:D

But they shure are fun ones !!

12-31-2010, 06:40 AM
I don't think there was anything put in, but i will take a look at it this weekend.

12-31-2010, 10:51 AM
took a quick look this morning when putting my K&N back in pigtail for egr is just hanging there, maybe try unplugging the egr and see what it does?

12-31-2010, 02:22 PM
IT should throw a code 71 if you unplug the EGR. Unless its clogged or something...

12-31-2010, 02:46 PM
I never have got any codes or engine light on related to that since i've had it like that

old codger
12-31-2010, 05:48 PM
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