Engine Toyota 2MZ-FE

The 2.5-liter Toyota 2MZ-FE engine was produced in Japan from 1995 to 2002 and was installed mainly on models for the Asian market. This engine is famous for its fastidiousness to fuel quality. This engine is most often found on right-hand drive cars.

The MZ family also includes engines: 1MZ‑FE and 3MZ‑FE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Camry XV20 in 1996 – 2001;
  • Toyota Mark II Qualis XV20 in 1997 – 2002;
  • Toyota Windom XV20 in 1996 – 2001.


Production years 1995-2002
Displacement, cc 2496
Fuel system injector MPI
Power output, hp 200 – 210
Torque output, Nm 244 – 289
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 87.5
Piston stroke, mm 69.2
Compression ratio 11.0
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator VVT-i intake
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.7
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Windom 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 170

Disadvantages of the 2MZ-FE engine

  • Oil consumption is common, but mostly on high mileage;
  • Many owners regularly have to change knock sensors;
  • Due to the fault of a dirty throttle, the engine speed floats;
  • This engine does not digest bad fuel;
  • Often a car with such an engine refuses to start in severe frost;
  • The power unit is prone to carbon deposits and is very afraid of overheating;
  • Often there is a serious drop in power due to clogged injectors;
  • Strong tripping of the motor in case of failure of the phase regulator valve VVT-i;
  • When the timing belt breaks, the valves always bend.

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