Engine Toyota 3UZ

Engine Toyota 3UZ

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.


Manufacturer Tahara Plant
Also called 3UZ
Production years 2000-2010
Cylinder block alloy aluminum
Fuel system injector
Configuration V
Number of cylinders 8
Valves per cylinder 4
Piston stroke, mm 82.5
Cylinder bore, mm 91
Compression ratio 10.5
Displacement, cc 4292
Power output, hp 282/5600
Torque output, Nm / rpm 417/3500
Fuel type 95
Euro standards
Weight, kg
Fuel consumption, L/100 km
— city
— highway
— combined
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
— real


Engine Toyota 3UZ under the hood

Frequent problems

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.

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