Engine Toyota 1VZ-FE

The 2.0-liter Toyota 1VZ-FE engine was produced from 1988 to 1992 at the concern’s American plant and was installed only on the top-end Prominent version of the Camry sedan of two generations. Due to problems with overheating, this power unit lasted less than five years on the assembly line.

The VZ family includes engines: 1VZ‑FE, 2VZ‑FE, 4VZ‑FE, 3VZ‑FE, 3VZ‑E, 5VZ‑FE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Camry 2 (V20) in 1988 – 1991;
  • Toyota Camry V30 in 1990 – 1992.


Production years 1988-1992
Displacement, cc 1992
Fuel system MPI
Power output, hp 136
Torque output, Nm 173
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 78
Piston stroke, mm 69.5
Compression ratio 9.6
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 1/2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Camry 1990)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 190

Disadvantages of the 1VZ-FE engine

  • The most famous problem is cylinder head cracking due to gasket breakdown.
  • The low reliability of the fan hydraulic drive also often leads to overheating.
  • There is accelerated wear of the connecting rod bearings and crankshaft main journals.
  • In addition, spare parts for this motor are unreasonably expensive and not widely distributed.
  • The rest of the minuses include the high consumption of fuel and engine oil for waste.

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