Engine Toyota 1CD-FTV

The 2.0-liter Toyota 1CD-FTV or 2.0 D4D engine was produced by the concern from 1999 to 2007 and was installed on popular middle-class models mainly for the European market. This power unit was equipped with fuel equipment only manufactured by Denso.

This power unit became the concern’s first diesel engine equipped with a Common Rail system, and the well-known Japanese company Denso was the supplier of fuel equipment. There are two versions of this engine: with a conventional turbocharger – with a capacity of 90 hp and 215 Nm, as well as with a variable geometry turbine and an intercooler – with a capacity of 110 – 116 hp and 250 – 280 Nm.

4-cylinder, in-line cast iron block, as always, without repair dimensions. The cylinder head is aluminum, 16-valve, without hydraulic compensators, the thermal clearances of the valves here are regulated by the selection of shims. And the timing drive is carried out by a belt with a hydraulic tensioner.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Avensis 1 (T220) in 1999 – 2003; Avensis 2 (T250) in 2003 – 2006;
  • Toyota Avensis Verso 1 (XM20) in 2001 – 2006;
  • Toyota Corolla 8 (E110) in 2000 – 2002; Corolla 9 (E120) in 2001 – 2007;
  • Toyota Corolla Verso 1 (E120) in 2001 – 2006;
  • Toyota RAV4 2 (XA20) in 2000 – 2006;
  • Toyota Previa 2 (XR30) in 2001 – 2006.


Production years 1999-2007
Displacement, cc 1995
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 90 – 116
Torque output, Nm 215 – 280
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 82.2
Piston stroke, mm 94
Compression ratio 17.8 – 18.6
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 5W-30, 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.7
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Avensis 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 205

Disadvantages of the 1CD-FTV engine

  • The main malfunctions in fuel equipment are associated with injectors, they quickly wear out from abrasive wear due to impurities in diesel fuel.
  • Two special SCV valves are responsible for adjusting the fuel supply to the high-pressure fuel pump, which are prone to leaks over time. First, the idle speed starts to float, and then the engine stalls or refuses to start.
  • The most famous weak point of the power unit is the oil pressure sensor. At some point, the ECU suddenly starts signaling a low level of lubrication, although in fact this is not true. Only replacement helps to radically solve the problem.
  • The EGR valve at high mileage very often clogs and freezes in one position. At first, this is expressed in a drop in power, but then the engine goes into emergency mode.
  • An unreliable water pump is found on many Toyota units, and this diesel engine is certainly no exception. It can even leak on runs of 50 – 60 thousand kilometers.

3 thoughts on “Engine Toyota 1CD-FTV”

  1. 2003 corrolla 1cd ftv If u brake while driving at 120kmhr and slow to 100kmhr the engine wont accelerate in the same way it was.again you try acceleration from 1st gear for quick take off as you get to 3rd gear you dont get enough power til you constantly accelerate and it hesitates then picks up slowly till you regain the power.any ideas

    1. Bro, i’m pretty sure, that you have problem with the turbo or turbo sensor , see that ….

  2. there is another thing if the belt breaks the valves will be hitted, so you need to change it regularly at 50 – 60 thousand kilometers, but this power unit in my opinion is very reliable if maintain properly

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