And be aware, if the head gasket job has ever been done (even by another shop), toyota will charge you for their work. I bought my 90 a few years back. The head gasket had been done, but by a private shop. They had epoxied the block to fill in the pits. Toyota didn't have any record of the recall being done, but I was told that if they found evidense it had been done before, they would charge me for the job.I'm pretty sure they still replace them but they only do it once. they'll have to run your VIN# to see if its already been done before.
Actually 89 was part of the recall(maybe it was a partial year thing). 88 was the only year that was not part of it.Early (88-89) 3.0s did not have the same problem as later ones. No one is honoring the recall now, to my knowledge.
I D.D. a 3.0 and am converting it to a crawler and would say stay-away. "uninspiring gas mileage" doesn't begin to say it. I have friends who have thrown v8's in and get better milage.ive got one with 185k on it, the head work was done by toyota at 90k, with the exception of uninspiring gas mileage this motor has proven to be very reliable and i feel the negative criticism you hear a lot on here should be ignored...i too was a critic of this motor prior to daily driving one...
your next one will take you an hr. Just like the water pump that the timeing belt wraps on. WTF huh. change a water pump and have to F* with your timing, not hard....just dbl trpl check and over think.have owned), It is a 3 hr job the change the pass, side valve cover gasket..
Actually the 3.0 has more torque at 2k than the 22re has at peak.I D.D. a 3.0 and am converting it to a crawler and would say stay-away. "uninspiring gas mileage" doesn't begin to say it. I have friends who have thrown v8's in and get better milage.
go 22re or the 3.4 say no to the 3.slow
I have an 1988, first year. I have heard the motor mounts have 2 bolts to the block on either side, later models give 4bolts per side.
I do know that under the intake manifold, in the rear, the there is a rubber hose water bypass, on my 88 that is U shaped. (mine cracked had to replace.) on 89-95 its has a longer side to give more overlap over the hardline. I got the part from the dealership, same motor diff. part # from 88 to later years. List on the 88 was around $5, and $15 on later years. I installed the later mdl hose and was AMAZED they still sold the U shaped 1.
I have a friend that has a built 22re, my 3.0 has over 200k and there is no difference on the trails, other than mine gets hot real fast, and on the road I have a little more top end.
The 3.slow is a high rev motor, and the valves cant slap piston.
And the 3.0 has a chaindriven T-case, with complicates the duals.
Wrong. The 3.0 has much more down low. Its curve is similar to the 3.4, btw.of all the motors toyota has built this motor is a total abortion.. There are some that get some very high miles on them, But the have next to no low end(22r has way more off idle power of all the ones I have owned),..
Wrong. The 3.0 has much more down low. Its curve is similar to the 3.4, btw.