The best mileage I did with a tank of gas on my 1993 V6 was 334 miles before the low-fuel light went on while the best I could do with my 1990 4cyl was 317 miles before the fuel light went on. You should see some of the Toyotas that are still running — amazingly. It does not work on the 22R-E which has a shorter deck height and thus a different length chain. Engine was rebuilt with new pistions and bearings. These trucks literally do not exist at junkyards here in the North East, trust me. I Installed an Lc engineering turbo cam. Horrible rod knock and an internal coolant leak, but would still start, idle and move on its own power.
The motor connected to the automatic still was leaps and bounds faster than the 22re equipped 5 speed, but lost a lot of the visceral feel that the old truck has. The seller says this truck is a good base for a project, despite the visible rust in the body. Then there is the thrust washers for the crank which fall out when they get partially worn. The bucket seats have been redone in the original pattern and are all new. The exterior trim and glass is in excellent shape! It has never been in an accident nor does it have any rust! Transmission shifts well for its age but it's not perfect. It took about 4 years for rust to appear over the back fenders.
They could potentially totally destroy an engine. He already had a 22re equipped one with 450,000km and it was getting tired. Came in really handy though when we needed a bolt or a clip that was missing or broken! It had 257000 on it. I guess this is the other variant the turbo motor was put into. It did virtually everything so the engines might not have been as fragile as I remember but the truck was tough.
The truck starts right up and shifts quite easily. The altimeter is in fully working condition. Standard text messaging rates may apply. Not a bad figure for a little old truck. This 86 Turbo 4x4 was purchased on September 10th, 1986 by Mr Glen Smith at Precision Toyota of Tucson, Arizona. I used to own a 1986 Toyota Hilux with the 2L and a 3 speed auto with overdrive, and it was the perfect recipie for slug-like performance. I was filling the tank and checking the oil at a service station about 300 miles from home and I noticed that the coolant was empty.
While we often associate turbocharging with 80s domestics and imports, it often takes the form of some hot hatch or economy coupe trying to look sporting. The center console has been refurbished to match everything else. So the valve would shoot into the cylinder and cause lots of damage. The truck is located in Sunny Tempe, Arizona. Air cond, and Split bench reclining. Installed a boost gauge and egt gauge.
The 4x4 system functions perfectly. Never did the turbo cool down, and never had a turbo failure. I have my 1986 long bed Xtra cab, 22R Carb. He has had issues with a few sensors and there was some problems with the turbo system not exactly sure what as it sat for a while, but otherwise has been dependable. A shame about the dissolving body and frames as many more of these would have survived as the mechanicals were good.
At the same time the shop installed new valves and seals in the head. The plastic wore very quickly and there was a spring that kept the rocker arm against said spacer. I know they were also available with turbodiesel. All of the original vin stickers are still in place on all of the exterior panels signifying they have not been replaced. The correct jack set is mounted behind the seats as it should be.
I learned a lot, and thanks you guys. As I recall, Toyota was replacing them free of charge with improved versions no matter how many miles or age. My brother is one of those people who, in choosing his cars, has always stumbled upon vehicles with legendary drivetrains. When I was a kid it was a toss-up between the DeLorean or the Toyota as the best car from the film. If I remember well, on my truck, the recall had been done at around 78,000 miles in 1998, I got the truck in 2009 at 124,000 miles and it ran fine until this winter at 198,000 miles.
The original headliner and visors were just beautifully cleaned and look excellent. We can provide pictures of the truck before the restoration work. All in all, this is one of the cleanest and most original Toyotas that I have had the privilege of being associated with. I endorse your brothers taste in trucks. On a trip to Folsum Lake, got 36mpg. Truck is 28 years old so it has some things that aren't perfect but it drives and runs great.