The 1.5-liter Toyota 3E carburetor engine was produced by the concern from 1986 to 1994 and was installed on many popular models of its time, such as Tercel, Sprinter and Corolla. This unit was the most unreliable in the line, its owners often struggled with the oil burner.
The engine was installed on:
- Toyota Carina 5 (T170) in 1988 – 1992;
- Toyota Corolla 6 (E90) in 1987 – 1992;
- Toyota Corona 9 (T170) 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||79 – 88|
|Torque output, Nm||118 – 121|
|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 0|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Corolla 1990)
|Engine lifespan, km||~230 000|
Disadvantages of the Toyota 3E engine
- The unstable operation of the motor can usually be eliminated by adjusting the carburetor;
- This power unit is afraid of overheating, it very often breaks through the cylinder head gasket;
- For the same reason, valve stem seals are tanned here and lubricant consumption appears;
- At 150,000 km, piston rings also lie, which also contributes to oil consumption;
- There are no hydraulic compensators here, the thermal clearances of the valves must be adjusted.