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.

One thought on “Engine Toyota 1CD-FTV”

  1. 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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