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J Kimmel
09-04-2008, 09:19 PM
where should I be looking for a reasonably priced used engine? I am looking to find a light wheeler of sorts, and I am really considering an older 4runner or pickup. You can find them pretty cheap especially with dead motors. I am thinking 3.4 swap specifically. Found a reg cab V6 speed with a badly knocking motor, all the rest seems good for about 1200. I figure I can swap in a 3.4 and have a good running trail truck for under 4 grand.

Any thoughts on where to look to get one?

Red_Chili
09-05-2008, 09:27 AM
Oleg can fix you up with a known good 3.4 for, say, 1200-1500 if not cheaper I would guess. Call him. My motor came from him and he was below market at that time.

J Kimmel
09-05-2008, 10:23 AM
Oleg can fix you up with a known good 3.4 for, say, 1200-1500 if not cheaper I would guess. Call him. My motor came from him and he was below market at that time.

thank you Bill. Contact info for him? I'm thinking a good condition truck can be had cheap with a bad motor and ORS has a pretty complete swap kit that looks to be worth saving the time and hassle to make it simple. Then a 2nd Gen 4Runner can be fun for a weekend daisy picker :)

nakman
09-05-2008, 10:40 AM
Contact for Oleg = send a PM to Irbis. ;)

Red_Chili
09-05-2008, 11:36 AM
Tell him I sent you, and that his motor still runs sweetly!

Rock Dog
09-05-2008, 06:18 PM
thank you Bill. Contact info for him? I'm thinking a good condition truck can be had cheap with a bad motor and ORS has a pretty complete swap kit that looks to be worth saving the time and hassle to make it simple. Then a 2nd Gen 4Runner can be fun for a weekend daisy picker :)

Bill,
Was'nt the Chili used to help prototype part of the 3.4 engine swap Kit offered by ORS ?

Red_Chili
09-05-2008, 10:08 PM
Yep, the crossover pipe. Version 2 works great.