Engine Toyota 3GR-FE

The 3.0-liter V6 Toyota 3GR-FE engine was produced at the Chinese plant from 2003 to 2017 and was installed on local versions of the popular Crown and Reiz models, as well as the Lexus IS300 and GS300. This power unit was actively offered in the countries of Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

The engine was installed on:

  • Lexus IS300 2 (XE20) in 2007 – 2013; IS300C 2 (XE20) in 2009 – 2015;
  • Lexus GS300 3 (S190) in 2005 – 2011;
  • Toyota Crown 12 (S180) in 2003 – 2009; Crown 13 (S200) in 2009 – 2015;
  • Toyota Reiz 1 (X120) in 2005 – 2010; Reiz 2 (X130) in 2010 – 2017.


Production years 2003-2017
Displacement, cc 2994
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 230
Torque output, Nm 300
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 87.5
Piston stroke, mm 83
Compression ratio 10.5
Features ACIS and ETCS-i
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator Dual VVT-i
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 4/5
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Lexus IS300 2010)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 163

Disadvantages of the 3GR-FE engine

  • The well-known problem with the crackling of the phase regulators is fully present here.
  • Watch the cooling system, it breaks the gasket from any overheating.
  • The weak points of the engines of this family include ignition coils and a water pump.

1 thought on “Engine Toyota 3GR-FE”

  1. Nisar ahmad

    Hi please hilp me I am a mechanic in Afghanistan there is a 3gr engine have a problem crankshaft is not past the moblan on part oil pump can pass the five part oil but one of them is national pass the oil.

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