Engine Toyota 5M-GE

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 M family also includes engines: 5M‑EU, 7M‑GE and 7M‑GTE.

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.


Production years 1981-1988
Displacement, cc 2759
Fuel system injector
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
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.4
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Soarer 1983)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000
Weight, kg 180

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.

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