1992 Toyota 4Runner Factory Engine Identification

Tiny
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  • 1992 TOYOTA 4RUNNER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 224,000 MILES
The Toyota 4Runner that my sister bought supposedly had a newer engine in it. But she didn't check with the mechanic shop that had installed it. Trusting or dumb. Who knows. Can't find the mechanic or the shop since it's been 5 years and she's now blown a head gasket. Wondering if she should replace based on newer engine (70K) vs original 224K. Obviously could affect her choice. Do you know how to identify a 1992 4Runner factory engine. As far as exact designation she should look for, and where? If it's original. That might answer her question. It just got a new transmission last year so a tough decision! Ouch!
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Monday, May 17th, 2010 AT 7:37 PM

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Tiny
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OK it is probable a rebuilt engine not a new one but still like new. So the head gasket blew is the right one or passanger side? This is unfortunatly a problem with the toyota 3.0 ltr V6 engine about 100,000 it will blow a gasket. Now the problem is that toyota has a recall on this but with the engine being replaced it is probably not valit anymore but I would have the vin number handy and check anyway.
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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 AT 9:27 AM
Tiny
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Thanks, but this is not the question that I asked. I asked: Do you know how to identify a 1992 4Runner factory engine? As far as exact designation, numbers to look for, and where on the engine?
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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010 AT 12:30 PM
Tiny
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It seems that Toyota puts them in a hard to read area under the distributor. I have friend that works for Toyota I will see if I can get an idea of what the numbers should look like. Let me know if you find anything and I will do more research.
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Friday, May 21st, 2010 AT 10:38 AM

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