My son just blew the enginein the 92 SR5 4X4. How can I tell what engines will fit in this truck? It has a V-6 3.0 now. What is the going price for one of these? Is is better to just buy a rebuilt one?
They're tough to find, and expensive when you can. You can easily pay $1000-$1200 from a yard.
If it's not torn up too bad, I'd rebuild. www.engnbldr.com has the kit for @ $400 shipped, plus whatever machine/labor costs you run into. Check around your area; some machine shops will do the complete rebuild for less than you might think. But for your money, you get a rebuilt motor, not a used question mark. Shop around, but have your BS detector on full power.
A rebuilt 3VZE will run you $1800-$2400 depending where you go, plus you need to give them your old engine back. You can sell that engine broken for $200-$300, as long as it can be rebuilt.
Swapping in a 22RE would be a fiasco, unless you happen to have a bunch of 22r drive train components lying around. Besides, no father who claims to love his son would consider this swap anyways...