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Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by Bikeric, Jan 7, 2022.

  1. Jan 7, 2022 at 1:55 PM
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    Bikeric

    Bikeric [OP] New Member

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    After recently selling my 2011 RCSB 5.7L 4x4, in a moment of epic stupidity, I realized I REALLY miss the 5.7L. I ended up buying a couple of 1st Gen 4Runners, and both had the 22R(E) engines. They're just fine for the little 4Runners but I needed something manlier sounding.
    I spotted a local 2007 Tundra 5.7L double cab 2wd. Problem being that "it doesn't run". Well, I took a gamble on my mechanic skills and did a straight across swap for my 1989 4Runner. I was able to get it started last night but it sounds horrible. Definitely more work to get it back on the road. I'll update here as I get it going again. The goal is to use the Tundra to haul my orange 1984 4Runner to the trails.

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  2. Jan 7, 2022 at 1:56 PM
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    Taco-Spike

    Taco-Spike From Tacoma World. Fueled by bacon & bourbon

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    NICE!
     
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  3. Jan 7, 2022 at 1:58 PM
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    dittothat

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    Body looks in good shape!
     
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  4. Jan 7, 2022 at 2:07 PM
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    D4x4TRD

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    Niiiice!! Good luck. And in blaaaack, the fastest color!!!!
     
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  5. Jan 7, 2022 at 3:57 PM
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    2mchfun

    2mchfun Lead foot, left lane, loud stereo

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    Hang tight neighbor, warmer days just a few weeks away! Wishing you good luck!
     
  6. Jan 7, 2022 at 4:02 PM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 Super Secret Elite Member #9

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  7. Jan 7, 2022 at 4:22 PM
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    Danny3737

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    Very nice. Those 22R motors didn’t put out a lot of HP, but they are the most durable 4 bangers on the planet.
     
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  8. Jan 14, 2022 at 11:17 AM
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    Bikeric

    Bikeric [OP] New Member

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    Welp....... I need to remove the passenger side valve cover to inspect the cams and valves. It may need one or both replaced on the passenger side. Nasty loud ticking. I changed the oil and it looked like I STRUCK GOLD!!! This is gonna cost me.

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  9. Jan 14, 2022 at 11:19 AM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11,TTC#179

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  10. Jan 14, 2022 at 12:03 PM
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    toyofan87

    toyofan87 Beer thirty

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    Noice Op......Big fan of the 1 gen 4R as in my avatar my beloved 87' with the indestructible 22RE...Damn tank, but she served me well for 20 yrs during my military service @295K, still running strong when I sold her....You have some nice Rigs... Congrats.
     
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  11. Jan 14, 2022 at 1:11 PM
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    audiowize

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    I would just get a junkyard motor.
     
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  12. Jan 14, 2022 at 2:22 PM
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    Bikeric

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    I must be looking in the wrong places. I see motors for $4-5k on eBay and $6,500 from LKQ. I can get a rebuilt head for about $650. Gasket kit probably $200. This baby might earn the name "Money Pit" real quick.
     
  13. Jan 14, 2022 at 2:27 PM
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    It's important to remember that oil filters have a bypass and that metal has gone everywhere.
     
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  14. Jan 14, 2022 at 2:36 PM
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    Nice truck not sure if could of traded away that 4runner but you gotta do what you gotta do! I suggest Car-part.com if you end up having to replace that engine....good luck!
     
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  15. Jan 14, 2022 at 2:40 PM
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    Dalandshark Infected with 5G

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  16. Jan 14, 2022 at 3:06 PM
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    PRO BLANCO

    PRO BLANCO Dirt biking & fishing

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  17. Jan 14, 2022 at 3:14 PM
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    68 RS/SS

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  18. Jan 17, 2022 at 7:36 AM
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    Bikeric

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    I got to work on Sunday by getting the valve cover off. I didn't see anything "bad" like I was expecting. The valve train looks pretty clean in my opinion. I bought a Milwaukee bore scope to look at the pistons, but it doesn't focus close up at all. I was only able to see the tops of the pistons, but couldn't make anything out. I borrowed a buddies bore scope this morning so I hope to get a better view tonight. I had to drain the radiator, which was good because the previous owner evidently liked water mixed with minor amounts of the green stuff....

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  19. Jan 17, 2022 at 7:42 AM
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    2mchfun

    2mchfun Lead foot, left lane, loud stereo

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    You know, when some people are going to dump a vehicle they may easily open the cap and delibrately pour a medicine bottle of shavings, sand or whatever into the crankcase just to be a richard. That may be what happened in your case. Just never know with a used vehicle.
     
  20. Jan 17, 2022 at 11:01 AM
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    Bikeric

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    With my Tundra's 4.30 rear axle an LS would feel alive... There is a used LS 6.0 with 4L60E local to me complete with computer and harness for $2,500. LS is definitely an option, but it would probably kill any resale value.
     
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  21. Jan 17, 2022 at 5:59 PM
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    H/C/I on that 6.0 and you’d have a weapon.
     
  22. Jan 17, 2022 at 6:28 PM
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    Toyotoholic

    Toyotoholic -4Life-

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    This is on my 86' 4runner project ...
    Let's me know when it will be finished.
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  23. Jan 17, 2022 at 6:43 PM
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    1st generation 12 Valve her it's all the rage these days.
     
  24. Jan 17, 2022 at 7:24 PM
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    Bulldog9 "My other car is a Porsche"

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    What the hell?
     

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