Engine Toyota 3SZ-VE

The 1.5-liter Toyota 3SZ-VE engine has been produced since 2005 at factories in China and Indonesia for compact models of the concern. The motor is equipped with a VVT-i phase regulator only at the intake. The timing drive in the power unit is carried out by a Morse chain.

The SZ family also includes engines: 1SZ‑FE and 2SZ‑FE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Avanza 1 (F600) in 2006 – 2011; Avanza 2 (F650) since 2011;
  • Toyota bB 2 (QNC20) in 2006 – 2016;
  • Toyota LiteAce 6 (S400) since 2008;
  • Toyota Passo M500 in 2008 – 2012;
  • Toyota Rush 1 (J200) in 2006 – 2016;
  • Daihatsu Luxio since 2009;
  • Daihatsu Terios in 2006 – 2017;
  • Perodua Alza since 2009;
  • Perodua Myvi in 2011 – 2017.


Production years since 2005
Displacement, cc 1495
Fuel system MPI
Power output, hp 105 – 110
Torque output, Nm 135 – 145
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 72
Piston stroke, mm 91.8
Compression ratio 10.0
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive Morse chain
Phase regulator VVT-i intake
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota bB 2008)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 95

Disadvantages of the 3SZ-VE engine

  • The motor is demanding on the quality of lubrication, bad oil accelerates its wear at times;
  • When the hydraulic tensioner is loosened, the chain jumps and the valves hit the pistons;
  • When operating in severe frost or heat, air leakage in the intake is possible;
  • Due to the design of the pump, the lubricant spreads through the system for a long time after starting the engine;
  • The drive belt of mounted units wears out quickly, but it is not cheap.

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