Engine Toyota 3GR-FE/FSE

Engine Toyota 3GR-FE/FSE

Toyota’s 3GR-FE engine is a 3.0L (2994cc) 6-cylinder engine. It was developed to replace the 2JZ series and has been produced in China since 2003. Equipped with a system of variable valve timing Dual VVT-i. The cylinder bore is 87.5 mm and the piston stroke is similar to the 2GR engine and is equal to 83 mm. The compression ratio is 10:1. The engine power is 228 hp at 6400 rpm, and a torque of 300 Nm.


Manufacturer Kamigo Plant
Also called 3GR
Production years 2003-…
Cylinder block alloy aluminum
Fuel system injector
Configuration V
Number of cylinders 6
Valves per cylinder 4
Piston stroke, mm 83
Cylinder bore, mm 87.5
Compression ratio 10.5 (3GR-FE)
11.5 (3GR-FSE)
Displacement, cc 2994
Power output, hp / rpm 228/6400
Torque output, Nm / rpm 300/4800
Fuel type 95
Euro standards Euro 4-5
Weight, kg
Fuel consumption, L/100 km
— city
— highway
— combined
Oil consumption, gr/1000 km up to 1000
Recommended engine oil 5W-20 / 5W-30 / 5W-40 / 10W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.3
Oil change interval, km 7000-10000
Normal engine operating temperature, °C
Engine lifespan, km
— official information
— real


Frequent problems

  1. Oil leak. The reason is the imperfection of the design of the metal-rubber branch pipe of the lubrication system in VVTi. The defect can be eliminated only by replacing it with a more modern model made of solid metal produced no earlier than 2010.
  2. Crackling sound at the start of the engine. The VVTi couplings are to blame. This does not affect the resource, but if the sound interferes, they just need to be replaced.
  3. Decrease in idle speed. The choke valve needs to be cleaned. It is better to do this every 50 thousand km of the covered path.

Engine Toyota 3GR-FE/FSE under the hood
Another feature of the motor is pump leakage. It needs to be changed every 70 thousand kilometers. The ignition coils are also often damaged. After 200 thousand km of track, you need to change the timing chain. Another specific feature is the formation of snags in the 5th cylinder due to an initially poor cooling system and frequent overheating of the unit. One of the symptoms of this is an increase in oil consumption.

In general, the Toyota 3GR engine has a good resource and, with proper handling, is capable of working more than three hundred thousand kilometers. Regular maintenance and high-quality fuels and lubricants contribute to this.

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