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What engine do I have in my 1995.5 Tacoma 2.7L? I think I have a blown head gasket and am considering what options are available, like possibly a used engine.

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Replacing the head gasket will not be as costly as replacing the motor, because the
replacment could have the same or worse issues in that old an engine. Bob
 

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Maybe I'm not understanding what you're asking ...

If you're wanting to know the designation, your 2.7L 4-cylinder is a 3RZ-FE engine.
 

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I'm not sure how to ask this, but if I look for a used engine for my truck, what information should I be looking for? Engine code?
 

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how many miles on the truck>?
i don't know if i'd be looking for a junkyard motor over a blown head gasket. you have no idea what you're getting when they give you a used motor out of a smashed up truck that they pulled out with a torch. you don't know how well the previous owner maintained that motor, or even if it has the same issue you're already having. not to mention, i doubt you'll be doing the work yourself right? the labor is going to be about twice as much as the labor for a head gasket job, not to mention the part cost.
i just don't see why you would do it. if you're going to replace the motor (?) at least spend the money and get a rebuilt, not junkyard. i would just put a head gasket on it though if i were you and save yourself the money and the hassle.
 

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Good point and thanks. I was looking at a new Japanese motor, ( not sure by the way it's worded if it's OEM), on ebay.
 
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