View Full Version : fix it or scrap it

10-13-2014, 08:11 PM
I have a 95 4 runner with good body and frame and motor went has 3.0 and wondering if its worth fixing ..find a used engine or scrap and how hard is it to swap another 3.0 motor into it. I've done 2 of my trackers but there was a hell of a lot more room than this vacuum mess that Toyota has .Is it doable in a weekend by myself. any advice welcome

10-13-2014, 08:53 PM
Scrap :D

It was scrap 20 years ago :eek:

10-15-2014, 09:17 AM
you can do it in a weekend. it takes about six to eight hours to re and re then deal with the vacuum and wiring stuff

dirka dave
10-15-2014, 10:15 AM
It's not too bad.

I got one for my dad's t-100 for $1000 with 180k, head gaskets were done and so was the oil pan and rear main.

Just mark the vacuum lines, that's the hardest part.

I had to swap the wiring harness, the t-100 was a bit different than the donner 4runner engine.

I'd recommend doing the timing belt, which I did while it was out.

10-15-2014, 11:31 AM
It's not scrap but I'll take it off your hands if you would like:D

10-15-2014, 03:06 PM
I have a motor that runs sitting here if your interested

10-15-2014, 07:10 PM
well how much for motor .....and it might be for sale if I cant find one in my $$$range .....with time and all I might have to pay someone to swap it for me

10-15-2014, 09:55 PM
Il give ya a case of beer for her!

dirka dave
10-25-2014, 09:31 AM
Well what did you decide to do ?

10-26-2014, 09:30 PM
thinking that its to good of shape to part and don't have the money to install new motor so might just sell (but will be up too the wife as its hers) I give her a week to decide but this is what it looks like

10-26-2014, 10:01 PM
oops pic

10-26-2014, 10:06 PM
well cant load