The 3.0-liter Toyota 3VZ-E engine was produced from 1988 to 1995 at the company’s American plant and was installed only on popular pickups and SUVs such as 4Runner, HiLux and T100. There was a 16-valve modification of the power unit with its own index 3VZ-FE.
The engine was installed on:
- Toyota 4Runner 1 (N60) in 1988 – 1989; 4Runner 2 (N120) in 1989 – 1995;
- Toyota Hilux 5 (N80) in 1989 – 1995;
- Toyota T100 1 (XK10) in 1992 – 1995.
|Power output, hp||145 – 150|
|Torque output, Nm||245|
|Cylinder block||cast iron V6|
|Block head||aluminum 12v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||87.5|
|Piston stroke, mm||82|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.3|
|Euro standards||EURO 1/2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota 4Runner 1992)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
Disadvantages of the Toyota 3VZ-E engine
- Cracks in the heads are formed as a result of overheating due to the breakdown of the gasket;
- Often the culprit of overheating is an unreliable fan hydraulic drive;
- There is a rapid wear of the connecting rod bearings and the main journals of the crankshaft;
- After 100,000 km of run, oil consumption increases with time;
- The remaining disadvantages include high fuel consumption and expensive spare parts.