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The 2UZ-FE is a great engine but it would be a nightmare swapping it into a different platform. I noodled it for as a possible V8 swap for my FJ40. The easy way would be to buy a chipped ECU with harness out of S Africa ($$$$$$$$). This basically makes the engine a crate motor you could put in any thing, There was even a speed boat built by Toyota that was powered with a 2UZ. After all that you would need an adaptor the bell to mate to the 80 drive train.Since I'm looking at possible engine swap options, does the motor from this 100 have any worth at going into my 80? Not even sure how much it would take to pull the motor or if it would even be worth it after the wreck. Or would it be too much of a headache trying to match up wiring and everything the newer cruisers have these days?
The 3UZ-FE is a slightly smaller displacement V8, but it was used in the Lexus LS 430 which had a semi automatic transmission. This makes it much easier to convert to a stand alone engine.
At the end of the day I concluded that there is a reason the SBC swap is so common for FJ40, it makes more sense than the alternatives.