Originally Posted by Stoney
We just bought a new tacoma and my neighbor is a long time toyota tech he said he constantly fixes waterpumps in the 5.7l along with rear diff's and the odd transmission which costs enough to purchase a new motorcycle and would stick with the smaller v8 as they have all the bugs out of them , our 4x4 tacoma 4dr long box 4.0L pulls are 1800lb egg around just fine and if we bought the tundra it would have been the small v8 ,jmho cheers mike
That seems a bit odd, the 4.6 is a lot newer engine (2010), than the 5.7 (2007), and is basically a de-stroked 5.7 with a new, lighter transmission. Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2012
lists the Tundra V-8 (the one they had data on was the 5.7), as the only full-sized truck with better than average "predicted reliability." I'm happy with my 4.6, but saying it "has the bugs worked out" while the old 5.7 doesn't yet, just doesn't sound right. The main hesitation I had with buying the 4.6 instead of the 5.7 was it was a new engine and transmission and might not have been thoroughly wrung out
BTW, I love the Tacoma. I would have bought one instead of the Tundra but the deal on the Tundra last summer was just too good to pass up. I think so many people were staying away from the big trucks last summer because of the gas prices, that they were offering great deals that weren't available on the smaller trucks - at least that was true with the Toyota dealers around here.