Hello. I am considering the purchase of a 1999 4Runner with the 3RZ-FE 2.7L in-line 4-cylinder engine. Does anyone know of any inherent problems or quirks that this particular engine might have? I have 4Runner experience, so I’m not asking for comments on the truck in general, but specifically that engine. Thank you.
The only problem I am aware of is the exhaust manifold. I have replaced at least 6 of these do to cracking at the bend between cylinders 3 and 4.
2.7L is HUGE for a 4-cylinder passenger car engine. Is the noise and vibration tolerable for you?
I don’t have a problem with noise. It’s a truck. I expect it to behave like a truck.
How far into the life of them do you see this problem, usually?
The ones I have repaired usually come in for an exhaust noise between 100-110,000 miles.
Here is where they crack. Aftermarket manifold runs about $150.00.
Thanks. I just saw your reply to the guy with the PreRunner. I assume it’s the same engine and how timely for it to come up just now. Well, now I know what to look for. Thanks again.