Engine Toyota 2GR-FSE

The Toyota 2GR-FSE 3.5-liter V6 engine was assembled at the concern’s factories from 2004 to 2020 and was installed on such rear or all-wheel drive models as the Crown, Mark X, as well as the Lexus IS and GS. This power unit is distinguished by the presence of a combined fuel injection system D-4S.

In 2004, a 3.5-liter V6 unit with combined fuel injection D-4S, that is, direct and distributed at the same time, debuted on the popular Crown and Mark X models in Japan. Otherwise, it is a conventional V6 engine with an aluminum block and a 60° camber angle, two DOHC cylinder heads with hydraulic compensators, VVT-i phase shifters on all camshafts, a plastic intake manifold with an ACIS type geometry change system, a timing chain.

On the Lexus GS450h model, this engine was used as part of a hybrid power plant, which here consisted of a gasoline unit, an electric motor, a small battery and a variator. There was also a version for the Crown S200 and Mark X models with a TX15 supercharger.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Crown 12 (S180) in 2004 – 2008; Crown 13 (S200) in 2008 – 2012; Crown 14 (S210) in 2012 – 2018;
  • Toyota Mark X 1 (X120) in 2004 – 2009; Mark X 2 (X130) in 2009 – 2019;
  • Lexus IS300 3 (XE30) in 2013 – 2017;
  • Lexus IS350 2 (XE20) in 2005 – 2013; IS350 3 (XE30) in 2013 – 2017;
  • Lexus IS350C 2 (XE20) in 2008 – 2015;
  • Lexus GS350 3 (S190) in 2005 – 2011; GS350 4 (L10) in 2011 – 2020;
  • Lexus GS450h 3 (S190) in 2005 – 2011;
  • Lexus RC350 1 (XC10) in 2014 – 2017.

Specifications

D* – derated version for Lexus IS 300;
U* – modification for models with index 350;
H* – hybrid modification for models with index 450h;
C* – charged modification for +M Supercharger models.

Production years 2004-2020
Displacement, cc 3456
Fuel system combined injection D-4S
Power output, hp 255 (D*)
306 – 321 (U*)
296 (H*)
360 (C*)
Torque output, Nm 320 (D*)
368 – 380 (U*)
368 (H*)
498 (C*)
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 94
Piston stroke, mm 83
Compression ratio 11.8 (D*, U*, H*)
10.8 (C*)
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator VVT-i
Recommended engine oil 5W-20, 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.3
Fuel type 95
Euro standards EURO 5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Crown 2005)
— city
— highway
— combined
13.8
8.1
10.0
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000
Weight, kg 179

Disadvantages of the 2GR-FSE engine

  • Many owners of such engines have encountered scuffing in the fifth cylinder and an oil burner. There are two theories for their appearance: local overheating due to design defects and a gap in the air filter through which dust enters directly into the combustion chambers.
  • Motors produced in 2007 – 2008 fell under a revocable campaign for the free replacement of defective valve springs, which could simply burst due to impurities in the metal.
  • The problem with phase regulators crackling when starting the engine applies to all units of the GR series and often only the replacement of sprockets helps, but many have to buy new couplings.
  • Another weak point of this engine is ignition coils and an ever-leaking pump, and AFS mixture composition sensors and lambda probes are very afraid of low-quality gasoline here. On engines of the first years, corrosion of fuel pipes and leaks at the joints of the cylinder head were often encountered.

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