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    Question Toyota Hilux (2.2 vs 2.4)

    Hi Guy’s

    Looking for some advice and hope you can help?

    Planning to buy a Toyota Hilux 2.2 or 2.4 (Petrol) D/C 4x4 (Model 1990 – 1998). Most of these vehicles have high mileage on (due to their age) but would like to know what realistic mileage you can expect from these engines before you start running into serious running expenses?

    What does it cost to recondition or replace these engines (2.2 vs 2.4)?
    Which engine is more reliable (2.2 vs 2.4)?
    I know they are both guzzlers but what is there fuel “efficiency” (2.2 vs 2.4)?

    Thanks for your time!

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    Hi Francois,

    Can't tell you much about the 2.2, but 2.4 I can tell a bit:

    Recon: 2.4 -- If everything needs to be done you're looking at around R10 000+ (Agents - R24 000+)
    Reliability: Most people will say the 2.2 (In my view they are correct)
    Fuel (Town): My 2.4 I get around 6 - 6.5km\l and a friend of mine 6.5 km\l in a 2.2.
    Fuel (Open Road): Mine 7 - 8 km\l at around 120-130...No idea about the 2.2

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    The overall response is that the 2.2 is the better option. It has slightly less power than the 2.4 but you have better fuel economy. I think the engines are equity reliable. The 2.2 is the trusty 4y engine which you also found in the Hi-Ace taxis and which they found hard to destruct. You can also these engines them as cheap Japanese imports.
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    Hi Francois

    I have a '94 2.2 4y and am very happy with it. I had the option when buying mine to buy the 2.4 but decided against it as I figured the loss in power of the 2.2 would definately be made up in fuel consumption.
    I was right and I get between 7 & 7.5k/L for town driving and around 8.5km/L for open road cruising at 120. (mind the hills)
    I must just mention that mine has the brospeed conversion which makes a difference to power and economy.

    Places like Autozone and midas sell the chinese import 4y motor for around R7500 which is cheap as chips. There are a few guys on this forum that can tell you more about that.

    Reliability, well I don't think you can go wrong with either of them, they are TOYOTA's after all.

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    Hi Francois,

    The only thing wrong with the Chinese 4Y imports is thew fact that they leave you with some change in your back pocket, which tends to buy a few beers because you're so happy with the money you've saved

    I replaced my original 4Y engine with one of these recently, and although it has only done some 3500 Km, I am very satisfied. I did, however, replace the standard carburettor that the engine came with with a s/h Weber 36/36, which offers better performance and hopefully better consumption. The test will come at the end of this month!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMaartens View Post
    Hi Guy’s

    Looking for some advice and hope you can help?

    [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Planning to buy a Toyota Hilux 2.2 or 2.4 (Petrol) D/C 4x4 (Model 1990 – 1998).
    Can I not twist your arm towards a 2.8D.......

    I have one for sale, and all the hard maintainance work is already done. Spick & Span.....

    At least take a look.....

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ght=Hilux+sale
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    Hi Guy's

    Thank you for all the advice, amazing how cheap a new 2.2 enjin is. I looked at the 2.8 diesel and it looks amazing, really tempted..... how much milage has it done??

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMaartens View Post
    I looked at the 2.8 diesel and it looks amazing, really tempted..... how much milage has it done??

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    Hi Francois,

    1) The Hilux is sitting on 210 000km.
    2) The entire drive train has been overhauled with exception of the gearbox.
    3) The Hilux has been completely resprayed about 40 000km ago and there is not a stich of rust. The pan and chassis has been treated with Tectyl (done personally )
    4) The engine was replaced about 40 000km ago.

    A very low maintainance vehicle and will give you IMHO, at least another 200 000km without any major costs.

    Maintainance will include an oil change every 5000km. I use Delo 400. A lub job at the same time.
    An oil filter change every 10 000km.
    A fuel filter change every 40 000km or so.
    A air filter change every 40 000km or so.
    A timing belt change every 100 000km or so.

    A 5000km service costs me around R120.
    A 10000k service costs me around R200.
    Brake shoes R80 both sides
    Brake disc R180 both sides.

    IMO, a very affordable vehicle to maintain.

    Hpe this helps, any more info you may require, just shout.

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    what are the 4Y motors like that Autozone and Midas are selling are they reliable

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    Just getting bck to original question - 2.2 vs. 2.4

    Owned both, my vote goes for the 2.2. It seemed to have better torque for off road use. My 2.2 also outlasted the 2.4, although I owned the 2.2 from near new and serviced it properly. The head was removed at 250,000 km on the 2.2 because of a blown head gasket (common problem at high mileage) and the mechanic said that the sleeves were as new. I had changed the oil every 5000 km.

    Either way, this Hilux (SFA) is a legend and if you get one in excelent condition, the engine size (2.2, 2.4, 2.8) is not that important. Enjoy an amazing vehicle - I love them!
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