Engine Toyota 5S-FE

The 2.2-liter Toyota 5S-FE engine was assembled at a factory in Japan and the USA from 1989 to 2001 and was installed both in Celica and MR2 sports coupes and in a regular Camry sedan. In the American market, a gas version of the power unit was offered under the symbol 5S-FNE.

The most voluminous engine of the S line debuted in 1989 on the fifth generation of the Celica coupe and it was quite a typical unit for its time with distributed fuel injection, a 4-cylinder cast-iron block and a 16-valve aluminum cylinder head without hydraulic lifters. The timing drive rotated the intake camshaft, and the exhaust shaft communicated with it through a gear. As with most of the concern’s engines over 2.0 liters, a block of balancers was used here.

Toyota 5S-FE under the hoodDuring the release, the motor has been modernized more than once and there are four modifications of it. The second generation of the 1993 model differs from the first 1989 in other camshafts. The third generation of 1996 has already changed the synchronization from the camshaft sensor to the crankshaft, and then completely switched to coil ignition. Around the same time, the exhaust was updated. The fourth generation in 2000 received the latest injectors from Denso with a dozen orifices.

The S family includes engines: 4S‑Fi, 4S‑FE, 3S‑FC, 3S‑FE, 3S‑FSE, 3S‑GE, 3S‑GTE, 5S‑FE.

The engine was installed on:

  • Toyota Camry 3 (XV10) in 1991 – 1996; Camry 4 (XV20) in 1996 – 2001;
  • Toyota Celica 5 (T180) in 1989 – 1993; Celica 6 (T200) in 1993 – 1999;
  • Toyota Harrier 1 (XU10) in 1997 – 2000;
  • Toyota MR2 2 (W20) in 1990 – 1999;
  • Toyota Scepter XV10 in 1992 – 1996;
  • Toyota Solara 1 (XV20) in 1998 – 2001.


Production years 1989-2001
Displacement, cc 2164
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 130 – 140
Torque output, Nm 195 – 205
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 87.1
Piston stroke, mm 90.9
Compression ratio 9.5
Hydraulic lifters no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30, 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.1
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Toyota Camry 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~500 000
Weight, kg 160

Disadvantages of the Toyota 5S-FE engine

  • This is one of the most problem-free engines, but by 200,000 km oil consumption often begins. It helps to get rid of lubricant consumption only by replacing oil scraper rings and caps.
  • The timing belt here is loaded with a pump and an oil pump, that is, it can break not only from wear. And it’s good that the valves do not bend.
  • Due to its great age and impressive mileage, the motor often worries about trifles: owners complain about oil leaks, sensor failures, especially the idle speed controller or lambda probes, low resource of engine mounts, ignition system failures, the need to adjust valves.

3 thoughts on “Engine Toyota 5S-FE”

  1. Alfredo José Domingos Quitembo

    Olá, espero que esteja tudo bem com vocês.
    Tenho um Toyota Camry 2.2 com motor 5s, acima dos 200.000 km. O alarme que indica o mau funcionamento do motor está sempre presente. O tacómetro não funciona (poderá indicar onde está situado a válvula do mesmo?) e numa viagem acima dos 100 kms apresenta uma baixa considerável (quase metade) do óleo do motor. Agradeço a vossa ajuda.

    I have a Toyota Camry 2.2 with a 5s engine, over 200,000 km. The alarm that indicates engine malfunction is always present. The tachometer does not work (can you indicate where the valve is located?) and on a trip of more than 100 km it shows a considerable drop (almost half) in engine oil.

  2. Compré hace poco un Celica con motor 5sfe, es potente con buen torque y muy elástico, es cómodo para el manejo sin necesidad de muchos cambios de marcha.El consumo creo que es más de lo declarado, unos 11 litros cada 100 km en ciudad con poco tránsito.
    Igualmente si no es para uso diario no representa un problema.
    Tiene 130000 millas y una fuga de aceite por el retén de cigüeñal.

    I recently bought a Celica with a 5sfe engine, it is powerful with good torque and very elastic, it is comfortable to drive without the need for many gear changes. I think consumption is more than declared, about 11 liters per 100 km in the city with little traffic.
    Likewise, if it is not for daily use, it does not represent a problem.
    It has 130,000 miles and an oil leak from the crankshaft seal.

    1. Hi bro i have also the same car with you. So far i used it daily to work and it is super reliable. It has already 200,000 Kilometers on it. Problem is the parts is hard to source. But overall i have enjoyed driving my 1992 Celica.

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