The 2.2-liter Toyota 3C-T turbo diesel engine was assembled by the concern from 1992 to 2001 and was installed on Camry-type passenger cars, Estima minivans, and Town Ace minibuses. This is the turbocharged version.
The Toyota 3C-TE turbo diesel engine was assembled in Japan from 1993 to 2004 and was installed in various station wagons, compact vans and minivans such as Caldina, Estima or Picnic. This power unit was distinguished from the 3C-T motor by the presence of an electronically controlled injection pump Denso.
The Toyota 3C-E diesel engine was produced by the concern from 1998 to 2007 and was installed on LiteAce, Town Ace minibuses and three generations of Corolla for the Japanese market. This is a non-turbocharged version, but Denso’s electronically controlled injection pump is present here.
|Power output, hp||79 (3C-E)
88 – 100 (3C-T)
90 – 105 (3C-TE)
|Torque output, Nm||147 (3C-E)
185 – 195 (3C-T)
195 – 225 (3C-TE)
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 8v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||86|
|Piston stroke, mm||94|
|Compression ratio||23.0 (3C-E, 3C-T)
yes (3C-T, 3C-TE)
|Recommended engine oil||5W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.9 (3C-E)
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Corolla 1999)
|Engine lifespan, km||~260 000|
|Weight, kg||170 (3C-E)
Disadvantages of the Toyota 3C engine
- The main problem of a diesel engine is the frequent cracking of the cylinder head due to overheating;
- Also, the aluminum head of this unit suffers from the destruction of valve seats;
- Air filter pipes quickly crack and dust flies straight into the cylinders;
- The timing belt has a low resource, and when it breaks, the valves usually bend;
- Denso’s electronically controlled high-pressure fuel pump will not be able to be repaired everywhere.