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V6 reliability

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Vince, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. Feb 16, 2020 at 12:08 PM
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    Vince

    Vince [OP] New Member

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    K&N intake, Air bags
    Found a 2006 v6 tundra but know nothing about them are they good or stay away looking for a road truck it is 2 wheel drive automatic. It has 96000 miles on it
     
  2. Feb 16, 2020 at 12:23 PM
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    TundraMcGov.

    TundraMcGov. Your friend. Your foe. Not yo Ho.

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    My 1997 T-100 has the 3.4L V6 in it and with 263,000 miles performs like it was brand new.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2020 at 12:32 PM
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    abcinv

    abcinv OEM Junkie

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    My Father-In-Law has an '06 with the v6 and has 180k miles with no problems. He's happy with his and the performance though MPGs aren't much better than the 8 cylinder...
     
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  4. Feb 16, 2020 at 1:40 PM
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    Vince

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    Ok thank you both.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2020 at 1:44 PM
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    abcinv

    abcinv OEM Junkie

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    Pretty sure the 05-06 v6 has as much horsepower as the 00-04 8's. Give it a test drive, I think you'll find it does pretty good...
     
  6. Feb 16, 2020 at 4:50 PM
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    Filthyphil

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    Early 4.0 Toyota engines are prone to head gasket failure, doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen to ever one but it’s a big enough deal that they changed the head gasket design.
     
  7. Feb 16, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    tmac58star

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    If the price is right and you can tell it's been maintained, rather than whipped and clipped, go for it. Just don't expect it to pull like a Hemi...it's a V6.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2020 at 1:52 AM
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    Tundra2

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    Deer guard, LED everything.
    I am the second owner of 02' Tundra V6. 309K miles
    Only issue we have had with it was the original transmission toyota produced was just a little too short. Over time (about 80k miles) where the transmission meets the driveshaft was worn down ("wollered" out)

    Toyota realized this was an issue, redesigned, and fixed it.

    I think this only affected the 5TB... vin numbers.
     
  9. Mar 8, 2020 at 4:33 AM
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    tvpierce

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    Similar HP, much less torque.
     
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