Engine Toyota 3Y-E

The 2.0-liter injection engine Toyota 3Y-E was produced in Japan from 1984 to 1997 and was installed on pickup trucks and SUVs of the Hilux family, as well as the Mark II Van X70 station wagon. There was a gas modification of such a power unit with its own index 3Y-PE.

The Y family includes engines: 1Y, 2Y, 3Y, 3Y‑E, 3Y‑EU, 4Y, 4Y‑E.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Hilux 4 (N50) in 1984 – 1988;
  • Toyota Hilux Surf N60 in 1984 – 1989;
  • Toyota Mark II 5 (X70) in 1984 – 1988;
  • Toyota Mark II Van X70 in 1984 – 1997.


Production years 1984-1997
Displacement, cc 1998
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 97
Torque output, Nm 160
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 8.8
Features OHV
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Hilux 1987)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~340 000
Weight, kg 150

Disadvantages of the Toyota 3Y-E engine

  • Most of the problems with this engine are due to its tendency to overheat.
  • First of all, high temperatures cause cylinder head warping and gasket breakdown.
  • In extreme cases, this can result in the destruction of the wall of the fourth cylinder.
  • For the same reason, valve stem seals are tanned here and lubricant consumption appears.
  • The weak points of the engine also include a capricious ignition system and a gasoline pump.

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