Engine Toyota 1UR-FE

The 4.6-liter Toyota 1UR-FE engine was introduced in 2006 as a powertrain for SUVs and full-size pickups, as well as executive models for emerging markets. Its main difference from 1UR-FSE is in the power system: distributed injection instead of direct.

The UR family includes engines: 1UR‑FE, 1UR‑FSE, 2UR‑GSE, 2UR‑FSE, 3UR‑FE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Land Cruiser J200 since 2012;
  • Toyota Sequoia XK60 in 2010 – 2012;
  • Toyota Tundra XK50 since 2010;
  • Lexus GS 460 S190 in 2007 – 2011;
  • Lexus GX 460 J150 since 2009;
  • Lexus LS 460 XF40 in 2006 – 2017.

Specifications

Production years since 2006
Displacement, cc 4608
Fuel system MPI
Power output, hp 296 – 347
Torque output, Nm 439 – 460
Cylinder block aluminum V8
Block head aluminum 32v
Cylinder bore, mm 94
Piston stroke, mm 83
Compression ratio 10.2
Features ACIS and ETCS-i
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual VVT-i
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.6
Fuel type 92
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Lexus GX460 2009)
— city
— highway
— combined
17.7
9.9
12.8
Engine lifespan, km ~450 000
Weight, kg 216

Disadvantages of the 1UR-FE engine

  • Some owners experience moderate oil consumption;
  • The water pump starts leaking on runs up to 100 thousand km;
  • The timing chain may suddenly loosen due to a hydraulic tensioner failure;
  • In 2010 there was an official recall to replace the valve springs;
  • ETCS-i electronic throttle system sometimes fails;
  • Piston rings lie from urban operation;
  • The overall reliability of this powertrain is well above average.

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