The Toyota 3UZ engine was developed in 2000 specifically to power the third generation of the luxury Japanese Toyota Celsior limousine. The flagship car of the Toyota sedan line with the new engine was produced in Japan from 2000 to 2006 and was intended exclusively for the domestic market.
|Cylinder block alloy||aluminum|
|Number of cylinders||8|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Piston stroke, mm||82.5|
|Cylinder bore, mm||91|
|Power output, hp||282/5600
|Torque output, Nm / rpm||417/3500
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km
|Oil consumption, gr/1000 km||up to 1000|
|Recommended engine oil||0W-30 / 5W-30 / 5W-40 / 10W-30 / 10W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.1|
|Oil change interval, km||7000-10000|
|Normal engine operating temperature, °C||—||Engine lifespan, km
— official information
The 3UZ engine corresponds to the family of its predecessors and also does not show even minor flaws, subject to regular maintenance and high-quality fuel and lubricants. The motor is very reliable and durable. The developers have tried so much that neither the entire engine as a whole, nor its individual units have any serious design flaws or errors. For this reason, accident-free engine mileage of 500 thousand km or more is far from uncommon among responsible car owners.