Engine Toyota 22R-TE

The 2.4-liter Toyota 22R-TE turbo engine was produced at a factory in Japan from 1985 to 1988 and was installed in only two models: the Hilux pickup truck in the back of the N50 and the 4Runner SUV in the back of the N60. Now this is a very rare power unit and it is almost never found.

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

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota 4Runner 1 (N60) in 1986 – 1988;
  • Toyota Hilux 4 (N50) in 1985 – 1988.


Production years 1985-1988
Displacement, cc 2366
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 137
Torque output, Nm 234
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 92
Piston stroke, mm 89
Compression ratio 7.5
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging yes
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 1987)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~420 000
Weight, kg 175

Disadvantages of the 22R-TE engine

  • Firstly, this is a very rare turbo engine, there will be problems with service and spare parts;
  • Its second disadvantage is considered to be high fuel consumption: up to 25 liters in the city;
  • Weaknesses also include the ignition system, most often the distributor fails here;
  • On long runs, the timing chain is often pulled here and the turbine drives the oil;
  • Since there are no hydraulic lifters, valves need to be adjusted every 100 thousand km.

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