Engine Toyota 22R-E

The 2.4-liter injection engine Toyota 22RE was produced by the concern from 1982 to 1997 and was installed on SUVs and pickups such as 4Runner and Hilux, as well as passenger models such as Corona. This motor was seriously updated in 1985, many details of the two revisions of the unit are incompatible.

The R family also includes engines: 22R and 22R‑TE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota 4Runner 1 (N60) in 1984 – 1989; 4Runner 2 (N120) in 1989 – 1995;
  • Toyota Celica 3 (A60) in 1982 – 1985;
  • Toyota Corona 7 (T140) in 1982 – 1987;
  • Toyota Hilux 4 (N50) in 1983 – 1988; Hilux 5 (N80) in 1988 – 1997;
  • Volkswagen Taro 1 (7A) in 1989 – 1997.


Production years 1982-1997
Displacement, cc 2366
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 105 – 115
Torque output, Nm 185 – 190
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 92
Piston stroke, mm 89
Compression ratio 9.3
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota 4Runner 1992)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~420 000
Weight, kg 155

Disadvantages of the Toyota 22R-E engine

  • Malfunctions in the operation of the vane-type mass fuel flow sensor lead to a sharp increase in fuel consumption;
  • A lot of problems are caused by the outdated ignition system and especially the distributor;
  • Even before 150,000 km, the timing chain can stretch and start to make a lot of noise;
  • And so it is a very reliable engine with a huge resource of up to half a million km;
  • Every 100,000 km, valve adjustment is required, there are no hydraulic lifters here.

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