The Toyota 2ZZ-GE engine has a fairly large potential – about 500,000 kilometers. But its real life depends to a large extent on the quality of oil and gasoline. The motor is too sensitive to inferior materials. The high engine speed threshold has proven to be an advantage for many drivers. But this also made the unit not too high-torque at low revs – you have to turn the engine hard to achieve good dynamics. And this despite the fact that the unit uses the Turbo system.
|Also called||Toyota 2ZZ|
|Cylinder block alloy||aluminum|
|Number of cylinders||4|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Piston stroke, mm||85|
|Cylinder bore, mm||82|
|Power output, hp||164/7600
|Torque output, Nm / rpm||169/4400
|Euro standards||Euro 4|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km
|Oil consumption, gr/1000 km||up to 1000|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30/ 10W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.4|
|Oil change interval, km||10000
|Normal engine operating temperature, °C||~95|
|Engine lifespan, km
— official information
- Oil burn. The most common problem with 2ZZ when passing the mark of 150 thousand kilometers. Decarbonization helps temporarily. As a result, a major overhaul or replacement of the motor cannot be avoided.
- Noises and knocks inside the motor. The main reason is a loose timing chain. Replacement required.
- Instability of revolutions. It is necessary to clean the valves at idle speed. Also, the reason may be in the throttle-valve module – diagnostics required.
The periodic whims of the VVTL-i-system are added to the list of problems. For prophylaxis, after 50 thousand km of track, it is necessary to replace the lift bolts. If this is not done, the system may fail and, as a result, the power will drop over 6 thousand rpm. The durability of the motor does not exceed the same indicator 1ZZ, that is, no more than 200 thousand km. Alternatively, it can be replaced with 3S-GTE.