2.7l Petrol Prado

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 19:18
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I have a 1998 2.7l petrol Toyota Prado, now please dond laugh but is there and possibility of doing an engine swap? the current one is high milage and we have spent alot on making the truck ours and an equipped tourer. Could just do with more grunt, so is it possivle to fir a more powerfull petrol, or possible a diesel?
Can anyone give me an idea of the obviously high cost and chances of this being possible?
Much appreciated,
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Reply By: Member - Paul W- Esq (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 20:08

Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 20:08
Buy a Damaged 3400 V6 Prado from the auctions and do it that way, probably the cheapest way to go as all the bits are there, diffs,motor,box and transfer as i think you will find they are different to the 4cyl ones.
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Reply By: Madfisher - Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 20:09

Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 20:09
Chris in the world of engine swaps anything is possible if you throw enough money at it.
How many ks has your 2.7 done?
Do you know the 2.7 has better low down torque then many of the sixes.
For $10000.00 you could swap to a 3.4 v6 Prado. Best bet is sell privately( make sure you detail the 2.7) and buy privately, just beware of dreamers. They remember what they paid for it 10 years ago and want their money back LOL
A commodore v6 swap would be the cheapest option, their is a Co in the north west of NSW that specilise in these swaps.
Any other swap and you would be looking at arround $15000.
Now my wife just purchased an immaculate 03 Jack Nullarbor with 76000ks and with at lest $5000.00 worth of extras for $14000.00
Another possibility is to put extractors and a sports exhaust and maybe a chip. This would cost about $2500. This would provide arround a 20% power increase
I was very keen on getting a 2.7 prado to replace my 2.4 4runner a few years ago till I took a 158 kw manual Jack for a run( wheel spin on a dirt road in 2nd). Then discovered they where cheaper then Prados and made by isuzu.
Hope I have given you something to think about
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: PradOz - Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 21:22

Thursday, Feb 26, 2009 at 21:22
try asking at pradopoint
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 13:48

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 13:48
The cost of the conversion to a larger engine or diesel would be prohibative and not cost effective.

Try ringing a few places that do engine swaps and get an idea of the cost. That will give a fairly harsh jolt to reality and what you should do.
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Reply By:- Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 23:12

Friday, Feb 27, 2009 at 23:12
Before doing a engine swap I would seriously consider supercharging your engine even if it requires a rebuilld prior.

If I wanted more power torque from my 2.7 in my Hilux this is what I will do. There are a number of fellows on on 4wd Action forums who have fitted the kit below.

I have spoken with a spoken with one of the fellas at work who races of road buggies and he says the 3RZ-FE has a reputation of being a extremely strong engine. I ahve also read this on a few American forums. He told me the no. 1 buggy team in Australian runs the 3RZ-FE in one of theirs and it produces over 900BHP at the rear wheels.

The kit below does a nominal 4 pound of boost which is very conservative but gives 25-30% increase in both power and torque. The Prado has the advantage over the Hilux with this motor as it is fitted withe the stronger gearbox that is fitted to the V6 and diesel models/ so you should not get any driveline failures.

Chnging engines will produce all sorts of problems taht have to be sorted along the way, like front end suspension upgrades, changes in fuel lines/tanks/pumps, wiring mods, computer changes, radiator conversions and exhaust routing changes.

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Follow Up By:- Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 20:07

Sunday, Mar 01, 2009 at 20:07
Have since read that alpine developments is in financial trouble and should be avoided.

But there is always the option of Rotrex superchargers
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