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Change V6 to 22R?

I would like to change out my Toyota V6 engine for a reliable 22R engine. How feasible would that be? Can it even be hooked up to the same Tranny you think? I am not quite as savy with this kind of thing(yet).:D It is a 1989 truck. I am not very impressed with the V6 from that era of Toyota. Of course it seems that this poor truck was not treated very well by it's previous owners. I will change that! Can't wait to hear from all my fellow enthusiasts!
 

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sell your truck and buy a truck with a r22

oh yea and its 22r carbureated (discontinued in 1989) or 22re (sometimes called the 22rec) for the fuel injected the 22ret (available 87-88)is the turbo.... and your tranny wont work.


if your gonna swap engines why the fuck would you put one in that has less power??? :slap:

if you want to go all out go for the small block chevy 350 (5.7l) that or you could go with a 3.4l tacoma engine but that requires an axle with drives side drop like a dana 60 which is a very strong axle.
 

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dana axles.....me want:boink:
 

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That's an awful lot of work, time, and not so much money to put in an inferior engine. There is no way that I would want to mess with carburation after having fuel injection.
 

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I did a V6->22R in my (see sig) truck, I had to remove the pump and extend the fuel line and strainer. I also completely removed the mounts to make new ones to support the 22R. The transmissions are different, so you would need a W56 to replace your R150F.
If you can't do wiring and fabrication work yourself, your BEST bet is to do what subliminaltrips said...
sell your truck and buy a truck with a r22
The reason I did the swap is because the V6 was toast, and I had a warmed over '87 22R+W56 sitting in the shop.

btw, Canadian trucks had the carb option until ~1992.
 

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OH! You guys are talking about swapping a 3veezy for a 22r, or re! For the longest time I sat here going "r22...?" :lol: Sounded like some kind of Honda engine at first, you know, letter before the number... b18 anyone? Nah, I got it now :thumbup: :disappoin :rolleyes:
 

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Not to hijack the thread but, has anyone heard of or tried a swap with a 4.0 Jeep straight six? I'm just curious.

I am not planning on doing one right now but I have thought about it in case my rebuild ends up going bad. They are a lot lighter than a v-8, very dependable, plenty powerful for a small truck and a lot easier to come buy around here.

It came to mind when my friend's Jeep Charokee (sp) got totalled while parked. He ended up letting the ins company take it away but that's what started the gears turning in my head. I think he was told he could have kept it for like $600. I'm thinking with a set of torches and a welder, there would be almost no other parts to buy.
 

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OK. Got it. Big laugh for all of you out there. Screwed up on the R22 vs 22R thing. I meant 22R, just typed it wrong.
My wife's son has Toy with 22R which has more power than my V6, thus made me start thinking. And there is a guy with a cheap 22R for sale down the street. It is somewhat of a gas mileage vs power issue and this truck is for my wife to run around in. I know that the 22R was probably the most robust engine Toyota ever built and they last forever. So, it was just a thought I had running around in my head. I will just work with the V6 to figure out WTF is up with it. We bought it used from a guy for only 1500, now I see why.:hammer:

Thanks for all of the info.
 

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^ i wouldn't say it's the most robust engine toyota ever built, but it's definatly reliable and capable.

-shaeff
 

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Blasphemy!

maxpower_hd said:
Not to hijack the thread but, has anyone heard of or tried a swap with a 4.0 Jeep straight six? I'm just curious.

Ban this heathen from the boards
 

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What is/was the most reliable toyota engine made? If it wasn't in trucks, which was the best truck engine for reliability? What about for economy?
 

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Don Salo said:
What is/was the most reliable toyota engine made? If it wasn't in trucks, which was the best truck engine for reliability? What about for economy?
my mechanic is a big toyota guy. he drives a T100 amongst other toyotas and everytime i see it i get all kinds of jealous.

BUT

he'll argue anyone that the 1.8 litre motor in the 95ish corolla is the best motor from toyota. i dont disagree cuz i dont know shit about shit. he also mentioned the 22re being the best pickup motor when it comes to reliability.
 

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The R-series engine has been around the longest in trucks (and celicas) so it gets my vote.
There are a lot of good Toyota engines, but they all have their little quirks. 22RE's and the t-chains, 3L head gaskets, M-series head gaskets, newer engines and the sludging problem, 4AGE oil burning... they're all great if the problems are fixed.
 

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Ban this heathen from the boards
For asking a question? What is this communist regime I've stumbled aacross where people cannot even ask a simple question without being banned from the community?:confused: Besides, I would just come back with a different screen name and email address.:lol:

subliminaltrips said:
you dirty motherfucker!!!!!!!
That's some pretty strong talk from a guy that regularly brings up the suggestion of a small block Chevy swap! What the fuck is the difference whether someone uses a Chevy motor in a Toyota compared to anything else non-Toyota? If you're gonna bash people for non-Toyota ideas, they should be evenly distributed.......you Brokeback Mountain, ungreatful, almost free transfercase, cocksucker!!!!!!!!:lol:

Enough of the immature name calling now. It was just a thought since I saw an opportunity to get an entire Jeep drivetrain for short money and the 22RE, while dependable, is widely accepted as underpowered.

I would prefer a Supra six swap but they are difficult at best to come accross.

Now can't we all just get along?:chug:
 

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^ you're not lookin' in the right places, that's why it's difficult to find one...;)

-shaeff
 

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I'm not really hunting. However, I am in the junkyards about 3x per month. They are feairly rare to come by around here. When you do find one, they are already stripped to the bone.

On another note, a guy was advertisiing a "cheap" 22RE on craigslist locally so I figured I would send him an email about it. The bastard had the nerve to tell me he wanted $700 for it! That DON'T sound tthat cheap to me! PLUS he wanted ME to take it out of the truck! What a DICK!
 

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screw that. also, you don't find many mk3's in junkyards, which is why they're all stripped. you have to visit supra related forums, and look in the forsale sections. :)

-shaeff
 
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