Engine Toyota 3ZR-FE/FAE/FBE

Engine Toyota 3ZR-FE/FAE/FBE

The 3ZR-FE / FAE / FBE engine is an excellent ZR series motor. The performance of the 3ZR has become much better, which means that the engine of this series has become more economical, but at the same time and powerful. It has a volume of 2.0 liters. The power has been significantly increased and now it is 158 hp at 6200 rpm. The engine torque has also been improved and now at just 4400 rpm it is 144 N*m. Gasoline consumption has become noticeably less. Now the consumption per 100 kilometers is about 10 liters in the city. Positive feedback from users of these cars allows us to conclude that the 3ZR engines are among the best in their series. They are in demand and very popular to this day.


Manufacturer Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia
Shimoyama Plant
Also called Toyota 3ZR
Production years 2007
Cylinder block alloy aluminum
Fuel system injector
Configuration inline
Number of cylinders 4
Valves per cylinder 4
Piston stroke, mm 97.6
Cylinder bore, mm 80.5
Compression ratio 10
Displacement, cc 1986
Power output, hp 142/5800
Torque output, Nm / rpm 194/3900
Fuel type 95
Euro standards Euro 5
Weight, kg
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for RAV4 XA40)
— city
— highway
— combined
Oil consumption, gr/1000 km up to 1000
Recommended engine oil 0W-20 / 5W-20 / 5W-30 / 10W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.2
Oil change interval, km 10000
(better 5000)
Normal engine operating temperature, °C
Engine lifespan, km
— official information
— real


Engine Toyota 3ZR-FE/FAE/FBE under the hood

Frequent problems

  1. Oil overrun. Early release models suffer from this problem. It can be eliminated by replacing the standard filled oil with more viscous modifications – W30. Compression is also required for high mileage.
  2. Knocking in the motor. If it makes a noise at mid-speed, you need to change the timing belt tensioner. In other cases, the drive belt may be at fault and should be replaced as well.
  3. Idling problems. If the throttle valve sensor malfunctions and its unclean state, rpm may begin to float and other characteristic malfunctions may appear.
  4. The pump is flowing and making noise. Change it every seventy thousand kilometers.

The Toyota 3ZR engine is characterized by a failure of the thermostat, due to which the engine stops warming up to a normal level. It can also simply override the VVTi valve and the motor will lose power. However, despite the whole number of shortcomings, the unit is quite good. With proper care, it can travel more than a quarter of a million kilometers without showing any problems.

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