Engine Toyota 1E

The 1.0-liter Toyota 1E carburetor engine was produced by the company from 1984 to 1994 and was installed on two generations of the popular Starlet model in the back of the P70 or P80, respectively. Only the liter engine in the E engine family does not have a multiport fuel injection version.

Carburetor engines of the E family: 1E, 2E, 3E.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Starlet 3 (P70) in 1984 – 1989;
  • Toyota Starlet 4 (P80) in 1989 – 1994.


Production years 1984-1994
Displacement, cc 999
Fuel system carburetor
Power output, hp 55
Torque output, Nm 75
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 70.5
Piston stroke, mm 64
Compression ratio 9.0 – 9.1
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 0
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Starlet 1988)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~200 000
Weight, kg 90

Disadvantages of the Toyota 1E engine

  • Most of the problems of the unit are associated with the illiterate setting of its carburetor;
  • In second place in terms of mass are failures in the operation of the outdated ignition system;
  • Also, motors of the E series are afraid of overheating, the cylinder head gasket breaks here very often;
  • On runs over 100,000 km, oil consumption is often encountered due to the occurrence of rings;
  • And do not forget to periodically adjust the valves, there are no hydraulic lifters here.

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