Engine Toyota 2ZZ-GE under the hood

Engine Toyota 2ZZ-GE

The Toyota 2ZZ-GE engine has a fairly large potential – about 500,000 kilometers. But its real life depends to a large extent on the quality of oil and gasoline. The motor is too sensitive to inferior materials. The high engine speed threshold has proven to be an advantage for many drivers. But this also made the unit not too high-torque at low revs – you have to turn the engine hard to achieve good dynamics. And this despite the fact that the unit uses the Turbo system.


Manufacturer Shimoyama Plant
Also called Toyota 2ZZ
Production years 1999
Cylinder block alloy aluminum
Fuel system injector
Configuration inline
Number of cylinders 4
Valves per cylinder 4
Piston stroke, mm 85
Cylinder bore, mm 82
Compression ratio 11.5
Displacement, cc 1796
Power output, hp 164/7600
Torque output, Nm / rpm 169/4400
Fuel type 95
Euro standards Euro 4
Weight, kg 112
Fuel consumption, L/100 km
— city
— highway
— combined
Oil consumption, gr/1000 km up to 1000
Recommended engine oil 5W-30/ 10W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.4
Oil change interval, km 10000
(better 5000)
Normal engine operating temperature, °C ~95
Engine lifespan, km
— official information
— real


Frequent problems

  1. Oil burn. The most common problem with 2ZZ when passing the mark of 150 thousand kilometers. Decarbonization helps temporarily. As a result, a major overhaul or replacement of the motor cannot be avoided.
  2. Noises and knocks inside the motor. The main reason is a loose timing chain. Replacement required.
  3. Instability of revolutions. It is necessary to clean the valves at idle speed. Also, the reason may be in the throttle-valve module – diagnostics required.

Engine Toyota 2ZZ-GE
The periodic whims of the VVTL-i-system are added to the list of problems. For prophylaxis, after 50 thousand km of track, it is necessary to replace the lift bolts. If this is not done, the system may fail and, as a result, the power will drop over 6 thousand rpm. The durability of the motor does not exceed the same indicator 1ZZ, that is, no more than 200 thousand km. Alternatively, it can be replaced with 3S-GTE.

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