Engine Toyota 22R

The 2.4-liter Toyota 22R carbureted engine was produced in Japan from 1981 to 1997 and was installed on such popular models of the company as 4Runner, Hilux and Land Cruiser J70. This motor was seriously updated in 1990 and its power increased by more than 10 hp.

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

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota 4Runner 1 (N60) in 1984 – 1989;
  • Toyota Celica 3 (A60) in 1981 – 1985;
  • Toyota Corona 6 (T130) in 1981 – 1983;
  • Toyota Cressida 4 (X80) in 1990 – 1995;
  • Toyota Hilux 3 (N30) in 1981 – 1983; Hilux 4 (N50) in 1983 – 1988; Hilux 5 (N80) in 1988 – 1997;
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 70 (J70) in 1984 – 1989.

Specifications

Production years 1981-1997
Displacement, cc 2366
Fuel system carburetor
Power output, hp 95 – 110
Torque output, Nm 175 – 190
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 92
Piston stroke, mm 89
Compression ratio 9.0
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 92
Euro standards EURO 0
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Hilux 1990)
— city
— highway
— combined
14.5
9.6
11.2
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000
Weight, kg 155

Disadvantages of the Toyota 22R engine

  • The main difficulties for the owners are the competent setting of the carburetor;
  • Next come problems with the ignition system, more often than others the distributor worries here;
  • On a run of 150 – 200 thousand km, the timing chain often stretches and starts to make noise;
  • In all other respects, this is a very reliable motor with a resource of about half a million km;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters here and periodically you need to adjust the valve clearances.

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