Engine Toyota 2RZ-FE

The 2.4-liter Toyota 2RZ-FE engine was produced from 1995 to 2004 in Japan for pickups only. The classic design of this 4-cylinder longitudinal power unit could not boast of any modern engineering solutions.

The RZ family includes engines: 1RZ‑E, 2RZ‑E, 2RZ‑FE, 3RZ‑FE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Hilux N150 in 1997 – 2004;
  • Toyota Tacoma in 1995 – 2004.


Production years 1995-2004
Displacement, cc 2438
Fuel system injector MPI
Power output, hp 142
Torque output, Nm 217
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 95
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 9.5
Features ESA
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Hilux 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~500 000
Weight, kg 145

Disadvantages of the 2RZ-FE engine

  • This engine is rightfully considered one of the most reliable engines in its class.
  • At a run of 200,000 km, it may already be necessary to replace the timing chain kit
  • Many people forget to adjust the valves and complain about poor engine performance.
  • The absence of balance shafts greatly affected the vibration load of the unit
  • Also to the minuses we rank its rather weak dynamic characteristics.

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