The Toyota 3VZE 3.0 V6 engines run anywhere from 2,750.00 dollars to 3,034.00 dollars all depending on the car model. While this is a great engine there are some problems with it just like anther engine.
One of the major problems with this engine is the head gasket has been known to fail and would over heat very quickly. People recommend that in order to keep the engine and the head gasket from overheating, you replace the stock fan and replace it with a flex fan. This has been known to decrease overheating and to also prevent the failure of the head gasket.
The older the model of the car the more problems you will have. You see the earlier versions like the 1995 and 1997’s were the ones that had the head gasket failures and the overheating problems. As you get into the newer models they have less and less problems. Yes they still have problems, but they aren’t as significant as the head gasket failing and overheating. With new and improved technology Toyota has made great leaps and haven’t had any major setbacks due to new advances in the automobile industry.
The newer versions are safer and more effective and hardly ever have to be replaced from time to time. The downside is they are on the weaker side of motors so if you’re looking for a lot of horse power this is not the motor for you. Also with the newer and old engines they were harder to work on they are bit large and very tricky to get around and work on so you would and will have to make some tight squeezes to work on this engine. Toyota has even talked about trying and finding ways to make the 3VZE engine more eco-friendly.
There are many great things about this engine, but you also have to be able to deal with having to fix them from time to time. If you plan on driving high mileage with this engine it’s not going work out for you and you will just put a lot of wear and tear on the engine and also if you plan on impressing the hot blonde in the red mustang it won’t work out. You see this engine doesn’t have the get up and go like other cars it’s made for the slower start and everyone who has driven a Toyota with this type of engine will tell you that speeding off will not only blow your head gasket, but will destroy your whole engine. In the end the pros and cons will be weighted on your decision when purchasing this engine.