Engine Toyota 2E-TE

The 1.3-liter Toyota 2E-TE turbo engine was assembled at the company’s factory from 1986 to 1989 and was installed only on the third generation of the popular Starlet model in Japan in the back of the P70. The version of this engine with a catalyst in the exhaust is known under its own index 2E-TELU.

The E 1.3 L family includes engines: 2E, 2E‑E, 2E‑TE, 4E‑FE, 4E‑FTE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Starlet 3 (P70) in 1986 – 1989.


Production years 1986-1989
Displacement, cc 1295
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 100 – 110
Torque output, Nm 150 – 160
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 73
Piston stroke, mm 77.4
Compression ratio 8.0
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Starlet 1988)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~200 000
Weight, kg 110

Disadvantages of the Toyota 2E-TE engine

  • First of all, this is a very rare motor, there are problems with service and spare parts;
  • The engine overheats easily, the cylinder head gasket burns out extremely often in it;
  • For the same reason, valve stem seals are tanned here and lubricant consumption appears;
  • After 100,000 km, piston rings lie, which again leads to oil burn;
  • A lot of headaches for owners are thrown by malfunctions in the ignition system.

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