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hey you guys how long do you think a supra engine will live for if its well maintained, the reason for this question is because im looking for a supra 97 or 98 and my budget is $30,000 and im seeing alot of supra with the milleage in the 80k's. well any info will be appreciated thanks

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No telling how long an engine will last when properly maintained. Its a Toyota so its pretty reliable.
 

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I've not yet see a factory installed motor fail by any cause other than lack of tuning or failure of aftermarket parts.
 
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94 TT 6 SPD 30K ORIGINAL MILES
[IM ON MY THIRD MOTOR] "2JZGTE" [TIME BOMB IS TICKING]....YOU WILL GET:urowned:
 

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As long as the oil has been changed and the comrpession is good the engine will last a long time. The thing you might be more concerned with is other things that break on an older car. Starter motors ac interior stuff. A good percentage of these cars have been owned by enthusist drivers who knew what they had and took car of their cars. Mine at 80000 literaly drives like a new car.
 

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Stranger said:
hey you guys how long do you think a supra engine will live for if its well maintained, the reason for this question is because im looking for a supra 97 or 98 and my budget is $30,000 and im seeing alot of supra with the milleage in the 80k's. well any info will be appreciated thanks

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Supra, 80k miles = blown motor. ;)
 

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jkisneffect said:
94 TT 6 SPD 30K ORIGINAL MILES
[IM ON MY THIRD MOTOR] "2JZGTE" [TIME BOMB IS TICKING]....YOU WILL GET:urowned:
On your 3rd engine? What the hell did you do? Not change the oil?
 

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On your 3rd engine? What the hell did you do? Not change the oil?
It would have lasted that long even on the original oil but what did you expect from a guy who can't find the caps lock ;)
 
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JKS how many miles do you have on the body then?
MY CAR HAS 30,000 ORIGINAL MILES NOT A MISPRINT
IE "THE WHOLE CAR"

I HAD THE BEST SPEED SHOP IN MASS CALLED "PRIME SPEED"
DO ALL THE WORK WHEN MY CAR WAS BONE STOCK

HE BOLTED ON THE T78 SINGLE UPGRADED FUEL SETUP ETC
THEN HE WENT TO TUNE IT/DYNO IT RESULT= BLEW THE MOTOR

SO I PAID HIM TO BUILD ME A 2ND MOTOR AFTER 500 MILES
RESULT CRANK WALK....... I PAID HIM TO BUILD ME A 3D MOTOR
I DROVE THE CAR TO A CAR SHOW IN BOSTON AND ON THE WAY
HOME THE CAR DIED

MY SUPRA IS AT A SHOP IN CT www.pruvenperformance.com
MEMBERS ON THIS BOARD CAN BACK UP THIS STORY
{THEY ARE TRYING TO FIGURE THE CAR OUT] "FINGERS CROSSED THE MOTOR IS OK~ JOHNNY
 
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jkisneffect said:
MY CAR HAS 30,000 ORIGINAL MILES NOT A MISPRINT
IE "THE WHOLE CAR"

I HAD THE BEST SPEED SHOP IN MASS CALLED "PRIME SPEED"
DO ALL THE WORK WHEN MY CAR WAS BONE STOCK

HE BOLTED ON THE T78 SINGLE UPGRADED FUEL SETUP ETC
THEN HE WENT TO TUNE IT/DYNO IT RESULT= BLEW THE MOTOR

SO I PAID HIM TO BUILD ME A 2ND MOTOR AFTER 500 MILES
RESULT CRANK WALK....... I PAID HIM TO BUILD ME A 3D MOTOR
I DROVE THE CAR TO A CAR SHOW IN BOSTON AND ON THE WAY
HOME THE CAR DIED

MY SUPRA IS AT A SHOP IN CT www.pruvenperformance.com
MEMBERS ON THIS BOARD CAN BACK UP THIS STORY
{THEY ARE TRYING TO FIGURE THE CAR OUT] "FINGERS CROSSED THE MOTOR IS OK~ JOHNNY
sounds the first shop are just dumbasses who dont know what they were doing, you paid for their mistakes.
 
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Stranger said:
hey you guys how long do you think a supra engine will live for if its well maintained, the reason for this question is because im looking for a supra 97 or 98 and my budget is $30,000 and im seeing alot of supra with the milleage in the 80k's. well any info will be appreciated thanks

Anthony
If it's taken care of it who knows how long. Mine has over 130K miles and the compression in all 6 cyls are within 5 and the leakdown results were from 4% to 10%. :)
 

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Its a toyota and if you do the regular maintainence it will literally run forever. Hell, there arenumerous 100k miled MKIV's on this website. Just find one with service records. I did and I have all of them all since the original owner( I'm the thrid). 80k is nothing. Peter Blach layed 958rwhp threw the stock short blockwith 75k and Eric did it with 175k on the stock short block. Miles on the car is just a number and tells you where the car has been. Mine has just over 70k on it and will plenty more miles on it in the next 5+ years.


Just look around and you will find one.
 

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Many of you from MKIV may remember Karli...or Kars4me2 who was probably the first hot chick to race a Supra well, we sold her 94TT auto with 130K miles and a few months prior to selling it she went [email protected] with very few mods on pump gas so, the motor will last a very long time! The key is keeping up with the maintenance and properly tuning your car.
Also, don't beat it every chance you get...good luck!
 

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Supra motors are very reliable :)
 

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You can figure 150K + on a well maintained / not abused motor.
I have seen several hit that mark.
 

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i always heard of these horror stories of this "whistling" sound coming aroun 2500 rpms, and a big "whoosh" when you let of the gas, is that true?
 
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Boon said:
i always heard of these horror stories of this "whistling" sound coming aroun 2500 rpms, and a big "whoosh" when you let of the gas, is that true?
My moms car doesent do that, that sounds like an exhaust leak to me.... usually happens when you let your cat out.
 

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trilabs said:
My moms car doesent do that, that sounds like an exhaust leak to me.... usually happens when you let your cat out.
I belive he is talking about a turbo spooling, then the BOV venting.
 
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