The 1.5-liter Toyota 3E-E injection engine was produced by the company from 1986 to 1994 and was installed on the Tercel model in the back of the L30 and L40, as well as the sixth generation Corolla and Sprinter. This power unit in its line was considered the least reliable and caused a lot of trouble.
The engine was installed on:
- Toyota Corolla 6 (E90) in 1987 – 1992;
- Toyota Sprinter 6 (E90) in 1987 – 1991;
- Toyota Tercel 3 (L30) in 1986 – 1990; Tercel 4 (L40) in 1990 – 1994.
|Power output, hp||80 – 90|
|Torque output, Nm||115 – 125|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R4|
|Block head||aluminum 12v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||73|
|Piston stroke, mm||87|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.2|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Tercel 1992)
|Engine lifespan, km||~240 000|
Disadvantages of the Toyota 3E-E engine
- This unit overheats easily and quickly, so keep an eye on the cooling system;
- Overheating breaks through the cylinder head gasket, oil seals and valve stem seals tan;
- Closer to 100,000 km, piston rings often lie here and an oil burner appears;
- A lot of trouble for the owners is caused by malfunctions of the outdated ignition system;
- And do not forget to periodically adjust the valves, there are no hydraulic lifters here.