Last post on Mar 20, 2013 at 9:25 AM
You are in the Toyota 4Runner
What is this discussion about?
Toyota 4Runner, SUV
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#1967 of 2606 Re: 1988 Toyota 4runner [gcaguy]
Oct 26, 2006 (7:03 am)
Well, I live in California, and California is expensive, but about two years ago I had a friend with a 1990 4Runner (same V-6 as your friend's) and he spent about $2000 on a rebuild, which included removal and installation. He also spent a few hundred more for a complete tune-up and timing belt and all the rest, but the actual rebuild part including the labor was about $2000 of it. He is like your friend, will never give up his Runner for a newer one.
At 250K, your friend is well into the territory where the engine could be having ring trouble. That's a fair pile of miles. Using a heavy heavy oil will stave off the inevitable, but creates other problems. If she likes it and it is in very good shape apart from this problem, she should check around and find a reputable place for the rebuild, and price it. Good places will warrant their work for 12 months/12K miles.
#1968 of 2606 Driver side window goes back down after auto-up.
Oct 26, 2006 (11:40 am)
My 2003 4-runner driver side window goes back down about 2-3 inches after closing with the auto-up feature. You can make it go ahead and close all the way- by lightly lifting the button- but it is really annoying.
#1973 of 2606 Door Ding Protection
Oct 28, 2006 (6:36 am)
Does anyone know of a door rub bar (black unpainted) that can be added to a new 4Runner with double sided tape to prevent door paint dings? Something like that on the Tundra would do if it doesn't require holes to be drilled.