Engine Toyota 4VZ-FE

The 2.5-liter Toyota 4VZ-FE engine was assembled from 1991 to 1996 at the concern’s American plant and was installed only on the popular Camry sedan, as well as its Japanese counterpart Windom. In fact, the power unit was an upgraded version of its predecessor 2VZ-FE.

The VZ family includes engines: 1VZ‑FE, 2VZ‑FE, 4VZ‑FE, 3VZ‑FE, 3VZ‑E, 5VZ‑FE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Camry V30 in 1991 – 1994;
  • Toyota Windom 1 (XV10) in 1993 – 1996.


Production years 1991-1996
Displacement, cc 2496
Fuel system MPI
Power output, hp 173
Torque output, Nm 224
Cylinder block cast iron V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 87.5
Piston stroke, mm 69.2
Compression ratio 9.6
Features no
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 1/2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Windom 1993)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~250 000
Weight, kg 195

Disadvantages of the 4VZ-FE engine

  • As a result of the breakdown of the gasket and subsequent overheating, the cylinder head often cracked;
  • Often the cause of overheating was the failure of an unreliable fan hydraulic drive;
  • There is accelerated wear of the crankshaft main journals and connecting rod bearings;
  • It is not easy and with the search for the necessary spare parts for repairs, besides, they are expensive;
  • Fuel consumption is too big here, and after 100,000 km, an oil burn usually begins.

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