The 2.8-liter Toyota 5M-GE injection engine was produced by the concern from 1981 to 1988 and was installed on many popular models of the company such as Supra, Cressida, Crown and Soarer. In the Japanese automotive market, this power unit had a slightly different 5M-GEU index.
The engine was installed on:
- Toyota Cressida 2 (X60) in 1982 – 1984; Cressida 3 (X70) in 1984 – 1988;
- Toyota Crown 6 (S110) in 1981 – 1983; Crown 7 (S120) in 1983 – 1987;
- Toyota Soarer 1 (Z10) in 1981 – 1985;
- Toyota Supra 2 (A60) in 1981 – 1985.
|Power output, hp||145 – 175|
|Torque output, Nm||210 – 240|
|Cylinder block||cast iron R6|
|Block head||aluminum 12v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||83|
|Piston stroke, mm||85|
|Compression ratio||8.8 – 9.2|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.4|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Soarer 1983)
|Engine lifespan, km||~330 000|
Disadvantages of the Toyota 5M-GE engine
- The most well-known problem is the rapid failure of hydraulic lifters;
- The head of the block must be correctly stretched or it will constantly pierce the gasket;
- The culprit of floating revolutions is most often contamination of the throttle or idle valve;
- Some components of the ignition system are also not very reliable;
- In this motor, the timing chain was replaced with a conventional belt, but when it breaks, the valves do not bend.