Engine Toyota 2SZ-FE

The 1.3-liter Toyota 2SZ-FE engine was produced from 1999 to 2016 in China and Indonesia for the concern’s compact models. The motor was equipped with a VVT-i phase regulator only at the inlet, and the gas distribution mechanism of the unit was driven using a Morse chain.

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

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Belta XP90 in 2005 – 2016;
  • Toyota Ractis NCP100 in 2005 – 2010;
  • Toyota Yaris XP10 in 1999 – 2005; Yaris XP90 in 2005 – 2011;
  • Daihatsu YRV in 2000 – 2005.


Production years 1999-2016
Displacement, cc 1297
Fuel system MPI
Power output, hp 82 – 88
Torque output, Nm 115 – 125
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 72
Piston stroke, mm 79.6
Compression ratio 11.0
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive Morse chain
Phase regulator VVT-i intake
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.4
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Yaris 2004)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 93

Disadvantages of the 2SZ-FE engine

  • Many problems with the motor can be avoided if you use high-quality oil;
  • Due to the wear of the hydraulic tensioner, the chain sometimes jumps and the valve bends against the pistons;
  • There is air leakage in the intake tract in severe frost or vice versa in the heat;
  • Lubrication takes a long time to spread through the system after starting the engine due to the design of the pump;
  • Attachment drive belt wears out quickly, but it is very expensive.

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