Engine Toyota 2ZR-FAE

The 1.8-liter Toyota 2ZR-FAE engine has been produced since 2007 at several of the company’s enterprises in China and the USA for front-wheel drive models such as Auris. This motor is equipped with Valvematic and Dual VVTi gas distribution systems. The ethanol version has the index 2ZR-FBE.

The ZR family includes engines: 1ZR‑FE, 1ZR‑FAE, 2ZR‑FE, 2ZR‑FAE, 2ZR‑FXE, 3ZR‑FE, 3ZR‑FAE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Allion 2 (T260) since 2007;
  • Toyota Auris 1 (E150) in 2009 – 2012; Auris 2 (E180) in 2012 – 2018;
  • Toyota Avensis 3 (T270) since 2009;
  • Toyota Corolla E170 since 2013;
  • Toyota Corolla Rumion 1 (E150) in 2007 – 2015;
  • Toyota Ist 2 (XP110) in 2007 – 2016;
  • Toyota Verso R20 since 2009;
  • Toyota Wish 2 (AE20) in 2009 – 2017;
  • Scion iM E180 since 2014.

Specifications

Production years since 2007
Displacement, cc 1798
Fuel system MPI
Power output, hp 140 – 150
Torque output, Nm 170 – 175
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 80.5
Piston stroke, mm 88.3
Compression ratio 10.5
Features Valvematic
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual VVT-i
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.2
Fuel type 95
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Corolla 2015)
— city
— highway
— combined
7.8
5.6
6.7
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 124

Disadvantages of the 2ZR-FAE engine

  • Most often, owners complain about high oil consumption;
  • The pump resource rarely exceeds 50,000 km, the timing chain stretches after 150,000 km;
  • The formation of carbon deposits in the intake and on the throttle leads to floating engine speeds;
  • The Valvematic system controller regularly bugs, throws errors or turns off the engine;
  • The operation of the motor is often accompanied by extraneous sounds, especially from VVT-i clutches.

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