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Toyota Tacoma Complete Engines

The Toyota Tacoma has been known as a reliable truck since its debut in 1995. Toyota created the Tacoma with an emphasis on comfort and ride quality. Replacing your Toyota Tacoma engine is a great way to get some extra life out of this pickup.

How many engine types are available for the Tacoma?

The Toyota Tacoma has had three generations of vehicles. The first was considered to be from January 1995 to August 2004. After this, the truck got its first major upgrades. Generation two lasted from August 2004 until August 2015. Toyota trucks made after August 2015 are considered by Toyota to be their third generation of Tacoma trucks. Here is a list of the engines used for each generation:

  • Generation 1: 2.4 L 2RZ-FE I4 (142 HP), 2.7 L 3RZ-FE I4 (150 hp) and 3.4 L 5VZ-FE V6 (190 hp). These choices came with a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission.
  • Generation2: 2.7 L 2TR-FE I4 (159 hp) and 4.0 L 1GR-FE V6 (236 hp). These two motors were paired with a 5- or 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission in 4- and 5-speed configurations.
  • Generation 3: 2.7 Liter 2TR-FE I4 (159 hp) and 3.5 Liter 2GR-FKS V6 (278 hp). These two Toyota models came with a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 5- or 6-speed manual.
What is the break-in period for a Tacoma replacement engine?

After replacing your Tacoma motor, you should treat it gently for the first few hundred miles. This break-in period allows the piston rings to settle into the cylinder wall. Many motors are broken in at the factory to some degree. It is a good idea to follow a few simple guidelines to add to the life of your Tacoma engine:

  • Avoid sudden stops for the first 200 miles.
  • Do not drive at extremely high speeds for the first 1000 miles.
  • Do not stay exclusively in low gears for long time periods over the first 1000 miles.
  • Try to avoid sudden accelerations for the first 200 miles.
  • Do not stay at a constant speed for long periods of time until you reach the first 1000 miles.
What Toyota motors offer excellent horsepower?

The Toyota Tacoma 3.5 Liter 2GR-FKS V6 motor has excellent horsepower. It produces 278 hp. Toyota has a 4.0 liter V6 that comes in at around 236 hp. Toyota Racing Development created a TRD supercharger for the 4.0 V6. Adding this will increase the horses up to 304 hp. It increases the torque to 334 foot-pound. The TRD supercharger is compatible with Toyota Tacoma models built from 2005 to 2015.

How many miles does a Tacoma motor last for?

How long a Toyota Tacoma motor lasts depends on a number of different factors. The most important thing is to follow all routine vehicle maintenance. Check and change the oil regularly to get the most miles out of it. Hard driving, towing, and off-road use will all wear the motor out sooner. On average, you should see 200,000 miles before any major issues. Toyota Tacoma motors have a good reputation for longevity and will likely run much longer than that.