Can you take a 3.0 V6 out of a 88 4runner and swap it with a 4 cylinder? What kinda mods would you have to make?

Asked by Oct 03, 2013 at 09:39 AM about the 1988 Toyota 4Runner 2 Dr SR5 V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

8,515

If you are trying to save on fuel, this swap will only decrease the mileage, and cost you more than you intend to save on fuel. A 4 cylinder, pulling a heaver vehicle, will work harder and consume more fuel. If you have the cash, time, tools, and modifications,... anything can be bolted/welded/machined in to place.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

88 year model has 2 engine choices, 22r (2.4 l4) and 3vz (3.0 v6), you can swap the engine and the transmission together. The 4 cyl engine is more reliable. However, smog is a different animal. If you plan to use for offroad only,upsize to a 3.4 is a better choice.

Your Answer

Toyota 4Runner Experts

  • #1
    Kurt Burton
    Reputation
    1,320
  • #2
    azurro
    Reputation
    750
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Land Cruiser
12 Great Deals out of 1,093 listings starting at $5,300
Used Ford F-150
3,046 Great Deals out of 230,458 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Camry
1,061 Great Deals out of 77,381 listings starting at $1,100
Used Nissan Pathfinder
475 Great Deals out of 23,579 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 16,913 listings starting at $29,427
2017 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 2,166 listings starting at $27,321
2016 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 2,126 listings starting at $22,599
2015 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 1,627 listings starting at $21,988
2014 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 970 listings starting at $17,997

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.