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ktownrover
11-16-2008, 02:16 AM
Hey all, Just received a quote to rebuild a 3.0 including removing and putting it back in for $6500.. it seems as though it is pretty expensive?
Parts $2000.00, Labour to remove and replace the motor $1900.00
Labour to rebuild $1500,
total plus tax comes out to roughly $6500. I was surprised at the cost. Is this reasonable for that motor?

thanks

Chris

dirka dave
11-16-2008, 03:21 AM
I know a guy who paied that....[16]

Just get one out of a wreaker and install it yourself.

stylus
11-16-2008, 09:44 AM
id first check to see if you the factory rebuild has been done on your 3.0, call toyota with your vin number and ask if the head gasket recall and sterring linkage recall was ever fixed, and ya might just get a free rebuild.

and 6500 is alot.

slacker
11-16-2008, 09:47 AM
I can supply you a long block for 4G ? if you can do the re and re , you could save some $$$

http://www.toyotafiberglass.com/V6%20reman.jpg


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cruiser45
11-16-2008, 10:10 AM
3.4 upgrade time[36] [36] [36]

dirka dave
11-16-2008, 03:10 PM
I would put in the 3.4 if you are going to throw around 4-6g.

slacker
11-16-2008, 06:57 PM
3.4 upgrade time[36] [36] [36]

absolutly !!!!! I concure .

Redneck_04
11-17-2008, 07:17 PM
3.4
i hear its real easy

SHITTY
11-17-2008, 08:09 PM
oh ya 3.4 sweet . i had a tuneport 350 in my 4runner went like stink 300 hp. blew up to much shit i wanna do the 3.4 next

TOYLESS
11-18-2008, 10:01 PM
I know a guy who paied that....[16]

Just get one out of a wreaker and install it yourself.

:eek: asshole2

ToyotaHEAD
12-03-2008, 04:32 PM
The 5VZ (3.4L) is a sweet engine. I would stick to 98-04 5VZ's thou... I picked mine up (89,000km) compelte for $1400 and installed it myself. The only tricky part was the exhaust being on the passanger side. I cut up my crossover pipe and turned it all around and made it dump on the driver side. If you want to have a look at my install / help let me know. I bounce back and forth between Summerland, Kamloops, and Salmon Arm all the time.

But honestly... The best bang for your buck would be the 1UZ. Its an aluminum 4L V8 found in Lexus / Toyota vehicles for quite some time. These engines produce way better power and they are WAY more abundant. (aka cheeper to get) And I do believe there is a bell housing made in Australia to mate it to your R series transmission. This will be my next swap guaranteed.

ktownrover
12-05-2008, 12:37 AM
The 5VZ (3.4L) is a sweet engine. I would stick to 98-04 5VZ's thou... I picked mine up (89,000km) compelte for $1400 and installed it myself. The only tricky part was the exhaust being on the passanger side. I cut up my crossover pipe and turned it all around and made it dump on the driver side. If you want to have a look at my install / help let me know. I bounce back and forth between Summerland, Kamloops, and Salmon Arm all the time.

But honestly... The best bang for your buck would be the 1UZ. Its an aluminum 4L V8 found in Lexus / Toyota vehicles for quite some time. These engines produce way better power and they are WAY more abundant. (aka cheeper to get) And I do believe there is a bell housing made in Australia to mate it to your R series transmission. This will be my next swap guaranteed.

Cool if your in the okanagan it would be awesome to have a look at the swap in your truck, I have not had much luck finding a low mileage 3.4 as of yet.
thanks
Chris

colonelangus
12-05-2008, 05:00 PM
2000.00 in parts is excessive and 1500.00 for labor is also excessive.1900.00 to re and re is just plain robbery ..
you can give that engine,and $2500.00 taxes in to lordco and you should get a rebuilt engine back with warranty..

dirka dave
12-05-2008, 06:57 PM
You trust lordco ??

frogger
12-05-2008, 07:19 PM
toyota had a recall for the 3.0 l for the head gasket fuck up...mine was done so far so good! but ya interesting to know that i can install the 3.4 l later when it decides to burn antifreeze again...

Shawn N
12-07-2008, 07:38 PM
Buy a used or a rebuilt (that is allready done) You and a buddy could do the swap yourself ina weekend You will save lots!!!

Jayota
12-08-2008, 09:52 PM
The 5VZ (3.4L) is a sweet engine. I would stick to 98-04 5VZ's thou... I picked mine up (89,000km) compelte for $1400 and installed it myself. The only tricky part was the exhaust being on the passanger side. I cut up my crossover pipe and turned it all around and made it dump on the driver side. If you want to have a look at my install / help let me know. I bounce back and forth between Summerland, Kamloops, and Salmon Arm all the time.

But honestly... The best bang for your buck would be the 1UZ. Its an aluminum 4L V8 found in Lexus / Toyota vehicles for quite some time. These engines produce way better power and they are WAY more abundant. (aka cheeper to get) And I do believe there is a bell housing made in Australia to mate it to your R series transmission. This will be my next swap guaranteed.

As soon as you can get a 1uz>r150 bellhousing kit sold in north america, I will start collecting parts for this swap. I have a feeling the extra 70 or so hp over the 3.4L would be fun :D
But as for cheaper? I have had no luck finding a complete 1uz for under $1200..


You trust lordco ??

As little as possible....

ToyotaHEAD
12-08-2008, 11:15 PM
As soon as you can get a 1uz>r150 bellhousing kit sold in north america, I will start collecting parts for this swap. I have a feeling the extra 70 or so hp over the 3.4L would be fun :D
But as for cheaper? I have had no luck finding a complete 1uz for under $1200..




As little as possible....


I have seen 1uz's sell on ebay for much less than 1200. And might i suggest the crate engines that come from japan... But this option you will not get the wiring and ecu.

As for the bellhousing. I have yet to see the full conversion done myself. However I have been told its been done by countless others. [36] That couple with the all aluminum engine is reason enough. The additional 70hp is just the bonus. Besides it isnt the hp that ultimately has my interest, its more the torque differance of a v8. [cheers]

As soon as I source on a bellhousing that i can adapt to my R151 I know what I will be doing. [36] :party0010: [36]

ToyotaHEAD
12-08-2008, 11:24 PM
just a thought... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LEXUS-LS400-LS-1UZ-FE-COMPLETE-ENGINE-6-MONTH-WARRANTY_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1209Q7c6 6Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c 293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhash Zitem110318283787QQitemZ110318283787QQptZMotorsQ5f CarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

ToyotaHEAD
12-08-2008, 11:38 PM
http://www.monster-performance.com/modules/shop/
be sure to use the dropdown menu to select R series

So thats what $1200 + shipping... Still far less than a 3.SLO rebuild. :)