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How long will my Tacoma last?

I have a 1997 4Banger. Already has 100k on it. I drive about 16k a year. What should I expect to get out of this engine milage wise?
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long time no worry bro,

my 1995 tacoma 4banger just hit 121,000 miles.

headers, intake, pcv mod, fm-50, gutted cat. still running strong
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just keep your truck running healthy..like doing the oil changes and whatever other maintenance it needs....that truck still has a looonnnnngggg time before it goes Kaputs....these trucks are fighters...dont be scared to put some mileage on your truck.....remember the older the berry the sweeter the juice..( i dont know i just wanted to throw that in) all im trying to say is dont worry....these trucks can take beatings like no other...great engines!!
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I have a 1997 4Banger. Already has 100k on it. I drive about 16k a year. What should I expect to get out of this engine milage wise?
i just hit 80,000 the other day (on the 1/4 mile track even ) and it seems like i JUST broke it in.i drive 300+ miles a week and i still have no worries. we've got good little trucks. they love to last.
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Re: How long will my Tacoma last?

The reason I ask is that someone told me that if I didnt have a J in front of vin that it was American and wouldnt last. I didnt know. What type of milage could I expect before any major damage to my wallet?
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change your oil, it will last forever
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The reason I ask is that someone told me that if I didnt have a J in front of vin that it was American and wouldnt last. I didnt know. What type of milage could I expect before any major damage to my wallet?
since 2000, when i bought the truck.. i've only had to replace the starter and brake pads.
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The reason I ask is that someone told me that if I didnt have a J in front of vin that it was American and wouldnt last. I didnt know. What type of milage could I expect before any major damage to my wallet?
500,000,000...then you might have to change your air filter
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The reason I ask is that someone told me that if I didnt have a J in front of vin that it was American and wouldnt last. I didnt know. What type of milage could I expect before any major damage to my wallet?
The person that told you that is correct in the sense that VIN's that start with J are built in Japan, otherwise they are from one of the various plants in the midwest. Still designed by Japanese engineers though.
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Re: How long will my Tacoma last?

Just a little info. All Tacos are built in the US.
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