Toyota 3vz-e Engine

The 3.0-liter Toyota 3VZ-E engine was produced from 1988 to 1995 in the American factory of the company and installed only in popular pickups and SUVs such as the 4Runner, HiLux, and T100. There was also a version of the engine with 16 valves with its own index 3VZ-FE. The VZ family also includes engines: 1VZ-FE, 2VZ-FE, 3VZ-FE, 4VZ-FE, and 5VZ-FE.

Technical specifications of the Toyota 3VZ-E 3.0-liter engine.

Exact capacity2958 cm³
Power systeminjector MPI
Engine power145 - 150 HP
Torque245 nm
Engine blockcast iron V6
Block headaluminum 12v
Cylinder diameter87.5 mm
Piston stroke.82 mm
Compression ratio9.0
Engine featuresthere is no
Hydraulic compensator. there is no
Timing drivestrip
Timing phase adjusterthere is no
Turbochargingthere is no
What oils to use4.3 liters 5W-30
Fuel type92
Environmental classEURO 1/2
Approximate life expectancy250 000 HP

Fuel consumption Toyota 3vz-e Engine

Using the example of the 1992 Toyota 4Runner with a manual transmission:
City18.2 litry
Route10.9 litry
Mixed14.6 litry

Engine Overview and Common Failures

The weight of the 3VZ-E engine according to the catalog is 190 kg. The engine number for the 3VZ-E is located at the junction of the block and the head. Cracks in the cylinder heads can occur as a result of overheating due to gasket failure. Often, an unreliable fan hydraulic drive is the culprit for overheating. Rapid wear of connecting rod bearings and crankshaft main journals is also common. After 100,000 km of mileage, increasing oil consumption begins over time. Among the remaining drawbacks are high fuel consumption and expensive spare parts.

Engine Toyota 3vz-e

4Runner 1 (N60)1988 - 1989
4Runner 2 (N120)1989 - 1995
Hilux 5 (N80)1989 - 1995
T100 1 (XK10)1992 - 1995

Engines from the same line as Toyota 3vz-e Engine

See Also

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