Engine Toyota 3ZZ-FE

Engine Toyota 3ZZ-FE

The Toyota 3ZZ-FE engine was produced between 2000 and 2007. The displacement of this 4-cylinder engine is 1.6 L (1598 cc). In fact, the engine is similar to 1ZZ-FE, but with a reduced displacement. The bore of the 3ZZ engine is the same, but the stroke is reduced. The gas distribution mechanism is a 16-valve DOHC scheme with 4 valves per cylinder equipped with a VVT-i system.


Manufacturer Shimoyama Plant
Also called 3ZZ
Production years 2000-2007
Cylinder block alloy aluminum
Fuel system injector
Configuration inline
Number of cylinders 4
Valves per cylinder 4
Piston stroke, mm 81.5
Cylinder bore, mm 79
Compression ratio 10.5
Displacement, cc 1598
Power output, hp 109/6000
Torque output, Nm / rpm 150/3800
Fuel type 95
Euro standards Euro 4
Weight, kg
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Corolla E120)
— city
— highway
— combined
Oil consumption, gr/1000 km up to 1000
Recommended engine oil 5W-30 / 10W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.7
Oil change interval, km 10000
(better 5000)
Normal engine operating temperature, °C ~95
Engine lifespan, km
— official information
— real


Frequent problems

  1. Oil consumption in excess of the norm. The problem is common on pre-2002 models and is related to the oil scraper rings. Decarbonization practically does not help.
  2. Extraneous noises and knocks in the motor. The timing chain loosened, which is typical after 150 thousand kilometers. Replacement required. The tensioner drive may also fail. Diagnostics and replacement required. Valves almost never knock.
  3. Turnovers floated. It is required to flush the throttle-damper module and the valve system at idle speed.
  4. Vibration. Most likely the rear cushion of the motor is to blame, if not, then this is a feature of the motor of this series.

Engine Toyota 3ZZ-FE under the hoodTo the above disadvantages, we can add that 3ZZ does not tolerate overheating well. It always ends with a curvature of the cylinder block, after which they just need to be changed. Sleeve and boring are not welcomed by the official manufacturer. The average service life of the unit is 200 thousand km. In general, the ZZ series is not considered particularly prestigious. However, models released after 2005 are still quite suitable for trouble-free operation.

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